Chef Mihoko Obunai, who left her post as lunchtime chef at Southbound last Friday, is about to launch a new ramen pop-up. On Monday nights, beginning November 3, Ramen Freak will take over The Sound Table on Edgewood Avenue.
"RAMEN FREAK is an immersive ride through the back streets of Shinjuku, in search of hot Ramen and cold, cold beer," reads a release. "Ramen is not a game, and Chef Mihoko Obunai's reputation as a master of the form precedes her. Having helmed successful Ramen pop-ups nationwide, often in collaboration with Sun Noodle chief Shigetoshi Nakamura, Obunai continues to amaze with her subtle blend of traditional technique and bold, savory innovation."
At Ramen Freak, Obunai will be serving "ramen and izakaya classics reimagined," from 5 p.m. until the food runs out.
In February, Obunai is heading to Guatemala as part of an Atlanta-to-Antigua, Guatemala, four-day culinary tour. The purpose of the tour, which she is launching with Stephanie Jolluck, is to "highlight Guatemala as a magical place full of intrigue, beauty, and color with a fascinating history and a wealth of culinary culture," and to "show the world a different side of Guatemala."