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Playing it safe at Mott St 

The folks behind Ruxbin try their hand at Asian street food.

Mentaiko kimchi udon—noodles tossed in a light, almost creamy, kimchi-based sauce with thousands of tiny pollack roe—is good for nostalgia . . . or for the munchies.

Mentaiko kimchi udon—noodles tossed in a light, almost creamy, kimchi-based sauce with thousands of tiny pollack roe—is good for nostalgia . . . or for the munchies.

Andrea Bauer

I think I know where Edward Kim is going with the mentaiko kimchi udon he's serving at Mott St, the pan-Asian-street-food/night-market-inspired restaurant that's his follow-up to the celebrated and more straightforward Ruxbin. In Japan there's a current culinary trend called itameshi, essentially…

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