Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Ikkousha (Ramen Champion @ Iluma)
Who is the Ultimate Ramen Champion here?
The Challengers - 6 Ramen Iron Chef
Each has their own specialty ramen
Long queue at Bario. However, I don't really like beansprouts and so I conveniently ordered my ramen from Ikkousha, just situated next to Bario. No queue!
Ikkousha serves Hakata ramen, a regional version of ramen that came from the Hakata district of Fukuoka city in Kyushu. I ordered their signature ramen - Hakata Ajitama Ramen ($13+). Presentation wise, not bad, seems like a fulfilling bowl of ramen with black fungas, Charsu, spring onions and a soft-boiled egg in pork bone broth. The noodle used are the slightly thinner ones, Charsu is thick but not the melt-in-the-mouth type. The egg is just ok but not as memorable as the one that I had at Marutama. :)
Again, like most authentic Japenese Ramen, the broth is very thick but salty. Did feel thirsty after the meal and I went to Koi immediately after that. lol...
Would like to check out the other 5 ramen stalls soon! Which is your favourite ramen stall here?