There’s a new nightcap in Williamsburg, and — gasp! — it’s not alcoholic.
Momo Shirai and Minami Yoshii are serving ramen, that traditional Japanese noodle soup, to booze-soaked revelers at their recently opened Bonjin Ramen every Friday night — err, Saturday morning — from midnight until 4 am.
“In Japan, we go drinking, then we eat ramen — it’s kind of a traditional thing,” said Yoshii.
The Grand Street eatery, which is temporarily borrowing space from the Korean restaurant Dokebi, offers savory ramen made from miso broth and topped with a heap of curly noodles, a fatty piece of pork belly, corn, scallions, and a garnish of fried noodles ($10).
Of course, beer is available, too.
Following the Bonjin tradition, the once-a-week “movable restaurant” won’t stick around for long: the midnight ramen will be available only through March.
“After that, who knows what we’ll do?” she said.
Bonjin Ramen is available at Dokebi [199 Grand St. between Bedford and Driggs avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 782-1424] on Saturday from midnight–4 am. Cash only. For info, visit www.bonjincafe.com.