What’s the perfect way to calm one’s senses? What do you do when you are stressed? What’s your go-to food when you want to feel good? Well, let me share you mine. I am a stress eater (very bad I know) who enjoys eating ramen to feel comforted. You just feel full and warm all over after having a good bowl. For me, this is my ultimate comfort dish when I really feel down. Trying this for the first time, did my bowl at Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen made me feel good?
The interiors at this resto are very sleek with bright red chairs and black details in between. I did find the chairs to be uncomfortable being that it’s made from metal. Their placemat seems to pay respect to the Japanese flag with that bright red circle against the black background.
The usual ramen pairings: gyoza and karaage. Their gyoza was quite good even though it was a bit thin. It possessed those crispy edges that I was looking for in a gyoza. As for the karaage, I was impressed with the flavor. It had the right amount of salt and right level of crispiness. I enjoyed munching on my chicken bit.
Looks scary/messy eh? Don’t be scared/fooled by its presentation for this one was one good ramen. I liked the airy sensation I got once I got a sip of the broth. The noodles were a bit of a letdown but that’s partly my fault. I requested to have it cooked at normal level (should have been hard). The pork was quite tender but I did not dare to eat the fat.
For non-ramen eaters, this one is a safe choice for you. This has the original Ikkoryu Tonkotsu base, and includes generous slices of tender pork. The noodles were not good here either as it was cooked at normal level too.
Now to answer the question above: did this made me feel good? Well, I wasn’t feeling down at that time but my ramen experience was just okay. No offense to this resto but once you’ve had the best (great ramen HERE), nothing will really compare. But this is still a good resto where you can spend quality time with either your family or friends.
Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
G/F Alabang Town Center,
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Official website: http://www.ikkoryu.ph/