Ramen Iroha

I love me some Noodles (post), Udon (post) , Vermicelli/pho (post),  Nha Trang(post) and yes, good ol’ Ramen…..And, if you didn’t know…Ramen is all the rage these days 🙂  It’s one of those meals that is perfect, used to eat it all the time in school. Carb-y (noodles), soup-y (broth), and meaty (pork char siu)….or veggies…no judgement…. 😉

One afternoon, I went to try newly opened Ramen Iroha 富山麵家 in Causeway Bay. If you feel like the name is familiar, well- it’s because it is. There’s a legion of dedicated ramen-ers who patiently wait for a bowl in Japan. “Ranked #1 in sales for 3 consecutive years (2009, 2010 & 2011) at TOKYO RAMEN SHOW the biggest ramen fest in Japan!”

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One Sunny afternoon (LOVING THE WEATHER!!!)…I woke up with the day ahead, loads of errands to do, and a big time craving for a big hot bowl of ramen!!! <3

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This little Japanese styled-ramen shop -Ramen Iroha 富山麵家- has finally made it’s way to Hong Kong and opened up right here on Haven Street in CWB.

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Start off…with a close-up of a perfect Gyoza. These pork pockets are packed with cabbage, pork, chives and are homemade!! The dumpling wrapper was thin, light and slightly chewy. Mmmmm 🙂

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Gyoza heaven. Lightly pan fried and came out fresh, plump and piping hot.

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LETS EAT! It’s very much like a little Japanese Ramen joint! Very friendly service, wooden decor, simple table settings, ramen grilling & making station, menu’s are in Japanese…but not a problem since there’s pictures!!!… Let’s try that “NO. 1” one on that menu! 😉

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Pork Char Siu (We loved these juicy char siu’s shipped from Holland and asked for an extra plate!) Fatty, meaty, thick, char-grilled to taste. It was divine. Very tasty, flavourful and yummy!

FYI: All the 3 types of ramen comes with a half cooked smoky/ yolky egg, those yummy char siu’s, and loads of side condiments like spring onions, seaweed, white scallion strips, menma (which are bamboo shoots) and a kamaboko (those squishy white/pink flower looking things in the middle). You can opt for the regular size of large (depending how famished you are. Regular was MORE than enough for me though!)

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Kara Miso Ramen (Spicy Miso Ramen Noodles!!) Very similar to Dan Dan Mian (Taiwanese staple noodles!) The noodles were eggy and thick, actually just the way I like it. The soup was milky, creamy and oh so spicy!!! Deliciously refreshing. Great, hearty presentation and those eggs were smoked to perfection. Perfectly golden orange with a sticky, creamy egg-y center! The best part was the grilled pork and minced char siu meat side!!! So flavourful and tasty!!

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Close up-of the deliciousness…Spicy Miso Ramen Noodles!! THOSE EGGS, THOSE CHAR SIU’S,…THOSE SOUPY CHILI SAUCE!!!!! <3 OH MY.

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Pork Bone Broth Ramen Noodles– the soup base was the only difference. This pork broth was a lighter, creamier, yet very tasty with an intensely strong pork bone taste. It was addictive. A bit hard not to slurp it right up!! The noodles were just as thick, smooth, firm, spring-y and eggy!! The eggs…still smoked to perfection…Very filling meal!!!

Last but not least is the POPULAR #1 item on the list….

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The famous Black Soy Sauce Ramen Noodles. 黑醬油拉麵….Try it for yourself 😉

Ramen Iroha, G/Floor, 7 Haven Street, Causeway Bay

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TGIF. Have a beautiful and blessed weekend!

<3 Always, Jess