CARROLL GARDENS — This place puts the "oy" in "soy."
Dassara Ramen in Carroll Gardens has introduced a "kosher-style" dish that combines ramen with traditional Jewish flavors.
The Spicy Village Ramen features bone-in chunks of chicken braised with fingerling potatoes and mushrooms in a flavorful broth with a spicy kick from salted chilis and cracked Sichuan peppercorns.
Created by Chef Noah Arenstein, the ramen, which is cooked with kosher ingredients, was inspired by the “Big Tray Chicken,” a popular dish from Chinatown’s Spicy Village at 68 Forsyth St.
Arenstein’s Jewish ramen version is “something spicy that really warms you up from the inside,” he said.
The woody and lemon tastes from caraway seeds and cilantro add Jewish flavors to the Japanese noodles, he said.
Arenstein founded Scharf & Zoyer, a “Global Jewish Sandwich” pop-up, where he combines spicy and sour flavors with the Jewish style of cooking in regions like Georgia, North Africa and Spain, according to its Facebook page.
The Spicy Village Ramen will be available for a limited time at Dassara's 271 Smith St. location.