I’m not really sure what made ramen so popular lately but I’m sensing that this is one trend that is just getting started. With ramen places popping out left and right, despite the prolonged summer heat, people can’t help but crave for a bowl or two of this Japanese dish.
I’m back Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen! This time, I went with N’s family and cute little (and hyper) B was with us.
The wait was crazy this time. We were number 13 on the waitlist. So V, B and I went down to check out Maple if the waitlist is shorter but *tada* we were number 9. The East Wing sure is packed on weekends so better call to reserve; to avoid the long wait.
After an hour, we finally secured a table at Ikkoryu Fukuoka. Soon, we were all busy reading the menu. B ordered the Black Garlic Tonkotsu I tried before. V and I tried the same ramen, Ajitama Tonkotsu (PHP380). This time, I asked for hard noodles as I just hate overly soggy ones. *excited*
Service was quick given the full house. I guess the servers were now used to it given it was like that ever since it opened. (Ramen madness!)
Now for my Ajitama Tonkotsu with hard noodles…
For one, the noodles were not as hard as I wanted it to be. I wanted it extra chewy but it wasn’t there. Almost but missed it.
The flavor though was great. It was savory. There was a good balance between it being salty and sweet. The chasu was thinly sliced but every bite was heavenly sweet (just right). The soft half boiled egg was delightful as well as it was slightly gooey which reminded me of sunny side up eggs. Yummy!
I definitely have to try their dessert next time. Soon.
Ikkoryu Fukuoda Ramen is located at the 5th floor, East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City.