i seldom take ramen in singapore as it is too much carbs & i find it too expensive for me. i can get so much better food at those prices. it’s just my personal bias, haha!^^
in japan i had a few ramen, notably my favourite ramen ever hanamaruken ramen (花丸轩) @ dotonbori osaka.
& toyama black (富山ブラック) stall by menya iroha @ ramen village at kyoto station building.
since we were in kyshu, we wanted to try Ichiran 一蘭. so on 28.1.2015, after walking around tenjin underground city & buying excellent sashimi from mitsukoshi to feast in our hotel rooms, we went looking for & found Ichiran 一蘭 at B2F of fukuoka bank bldg. in front of hakata station.
i don’t think any ramen can ever replace my favourite hanamaruken ramen (花丸轩). but ichiran was really good!^^
in japan, so many eating outlets used vending machines, wonder why they are not more popular in singapore? very few restaurants have vending machines.
we shared one ramen.
& selected firm (al dente), additional pork & vinegar. my wife liked this pork better as it was lean, unlike hanamaruken ramen (花丸轩) & toyama black (富山ブラック).
noodles texture was superb, completely al dente!^^
the tonkotsu broth was fantastic, pork excellent, so overall a very good ramen.
after ramen, we shared a green tea parfait.
really excellent parfait, with green tea cake, green tea ice cream, green tea jelly, mochi, warabi mochi etc.
this day was for bites, so we had ramen, parfait, then went back hotel to have our sashimi omakase. in the evening we went to canal city, ramen stadium, & ate kushiyaki & ramen at yatai 屋台 at nakasu.