Chef Ivan Orkin ventures to NY Noodletown, one of the most important restaurants to him. He was often asked, what was his greatest influence it occurred to him just how many hundreds of bowls of roast pork wonton he had consumed Noodletown. Orkin recalls, “The broth is light and little bit fishy and a little bit salty and a little bit sweet. I really like their noodles. The whole bowl is something for me is one of my more nostalgic plates of food. It was a very important place for me to spend time.

I lived in Park Slope and I would take the train to Brooklyn Heights and then I would walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and then I would walk into Chinatown and I would go to New York Noodletown and have a bowl of noodles and then complete my day. That was something that was really special for me.”