Another Ramen post? Well, yeah. Haha! This time around, we tried out Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen at their SM Southmall Branch. Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen offers a premium Japanese Ramen cuisine dine-in concept, they promise an indulgent, hearty delicious Japanese Tonkotsu ramen catering to all who wish to experience an authentic Japanese eating lifestyle.
Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen:
The Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen’s branch in SM Southmall is quite spacious. There aren’t a lot of people in the restaurant when we dined in which is good ’cause we get to truly enjoy our dining experience. The place is organized and well-lit. I enjoyed taking photos of our food because of the good lighting. Haha! The servers were very nice and very attentive too.
This is Ikkoryu’s take on a Szechuan favourite. Tonkotsu ramen in spicy zest, warming and richly savored with minced pork hand in hand with Ikkoryu’s special shoyu sauce, sesame and chili oil.
Earvin ordered the Tantan Tonkotsu Ramen pretty much because it is somehow similar to his favorite Red King. -_- We were quite surprised when they served our Ramen because of its noticeably smaller serving compared to other Ramen restaurants we tried. Earvin actually enjoyed his Tantan Tonkotsu and finished it all. He said he loved the spicy kick it gives every time he slurps on it. He didn’t appreciate the Nori though and just gave it to me. No complaints, I love Nori!
The Black Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen is simply a Tonkotsu Soup mixed with special roast garlic oil.
I am aware that the Black Garlic Tonkotsu is one of their bestsellers. I am not sure why I didn’t really enjoy it. For me, it lacks flavor and it only has a tiny bit of the aroma of the garlic oil. It tastes good, but nothing spectacular. That’s just me though.
Their Gyoza however is really good! It has a toasty texture which I love and a very generous and juicy filling. My only wish is that it’s served in a bed of bean sprouts or a cast iron plate. I love my gyoza hot but since Ikkoryu Fukuoka’s gyoza is served in a plastic plate, it cools down faster.
Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen is okay for its price point. I would recommend their Tantan Tonkotsu and their Gyoza. 🙂