Bassanova Ramen is a new ramen place in the heart of Chinatown. The menu at Bassanova is scant–only three types of ramen with broth. They also have a menu with a few ramen dishes without broth. The ramen here is a bit pricier than other ramen shops and pricier than the restaurants in the area. Below is a picture of the broth ramen dishes.
The décor has a modern design and sleek, clean feel. The most unusual thing is the utensils–extra-large chopsticks. The waitress asked me if that would bother me, but I had never used large chopsticks so I went in with an open mind. I didn’t have a problem with them at all. The spoons were also larger.
I ordered the tondaku ramen with a tonkotsu, or pork, broth. I was surprised that there were more noodles than broth, as I understand the broth to be the showcase of a bowl of ramen (although ramen are the noodles). However, it was very flavorful. The noodles were thin and tasted good. The broth was rich and dark, a bit oily, but the right amount of salt to make it flavorful but not too salty.
Given that there is a menu of ramen dishes without broth and that there was more ramen in the bowl than broth, I think Bassanova Ramen’s focus is the ramen.