Ikkoryu Fukouka Ramen (SM AURA)
IKKORFYU FUKUOKA RAMEN is a Tonkotsu ramen from Yamagoya Ramen of Japan, which has been around since 1970, specializing in Chikuho noodles.
A few weeks ago I’ve tried out this awesome Ramen place in SM Aura which has a very cool and very homey interior. The whole place is surrounded with wood panels with a Japanese love story written all through out the whole 350+ panels.
Anyway, I had the chance to taste their specialties and their best sellers. First, I tried their Gyoza. Not really a big fan of Gyoza because most of what I tried taste so bland and sometimes I cant taste the pork in it. But, their Gyoza is really good, I wouldn’t normally eat more than 1 gyoza and surprisingly I finished three.
Gyoza. Crunchy outside but very juicy and delicious inside.
AJITAMA TONKOTSU (P330) Ikkoryu original hearty Tonkotsu ramen garnished with Chashu, green onion, bamboo shoots, wood ear and dried seaweed. Topped with a special half-boiled egg that is fully marinated with a special blended soy sauce base. Add some ground sesame seeds and this meal would take you to a different place.
Even after I took gazillion of photos, the noodles didn’t get too soggy or too drenched in the soup. It was still al dente and chewy when it reached my mouth. I was slurping out the whole time because it was just so damn good! The Ajitama and Chasu really adds personality to the dish.
Yuzu-Tama Tonkotsu (P 380). Flavored with yuzukosho, a local and traditional spice from the Kyushu region. A fermented paste blended with yuzu peel, a Japanese citrus, chili and salt, the yuzukosho provides intense flavors and some heat.
Really Spicy and the flavor is just intense! (I mean it an a good way haha) This is our favorite out of all the Ramen I tasted in the restaurant or any other ramen places. Just by looking at the whole bowl itself, you know that this would taste really good. The broth has a very enticing aroma in it. I could go on forever on how good this Ramen is but I wont, I want you guys to try it out yourselves! Worth every cent, I swear!
BLACK GARLIC TONKOTSU (P380). Tonkotsu soup mixed with special roast garlic oil.
Another best seller from Ikkoryu, the Roasted garlic aroma just wafts around the whole bowl which would just make you drool. I’m a big garlic lover and I really enjoyed eating this dish. It has a different depth of flavor, you’ll enjoy more of the nutty, roasted taste of the Gralic oil than the pork broth in this dish. Definitely a must try.
Teriyaki Chicken Wings (P180) Really really good! Every bite is just a delight on your mouth. After eating three bowls of Ramen all you wanna do is just eat something fried.
Macha Ice Cream, Sea Salt Caramel and Ice Cream Shiratama Zenzai. The desserts, a very nice way to end every meal is with desserts. And no one could ever go wrong with Ice Cream. Ikkoryu’s ICe Cream is really heavenly and delectable.
IKKORYU FUKUOKA RAMEN PHILIPPINES
Level 2. SM Aura, Taguig.
Ryu Ramen and Curry.
I’ve actually heard it from a very close friend who’s also a blogger and I was so excited to try it when I heard it from her. I love Japanese food, specially Curries. So, one day, we were bored and hungry we decided to pass by and see or taste what the fuss is all about in this place. And then I knew…
Tantanmen- Spicy miso base broth with ground pork, soft boiled egg, negi, and garlic oil with 2 slices of chasyu. As I’ve heard, this was their house specialty so I ought to try it and it didn’t fail the rumors that I’ve heard. It was so good, every flavor was in balance, the mild sspiciness of the broth gave life to this dish. The noodles has a firm and smooth feel into it as you put it in your mouth.
Miso Butter Corn Ramen-Miso broth with sauteed vegetables, ground pork, special butter. My friend’s personal favorite but my least liked dish. It taste so regular for me. But for my friend, as she described it was light and the taste of the miso plus the butter goes really well together.
Beef Tendon Curry-Their curry rice served with soft beef tendons. This was my favorite, I ate most of it and shared only a few bites to my friends. Spicy yet it has a very subtle taste. The beef were indeed very tender and the sauce was enough for me. I swear I shared most of the beef with my friends and I just mixed the curry sauce with the rice and I was satisfied.
Ebi Tempura-Prawns that have been battered and deep fried.
Huge prawns! Very tasty and flavorful prawns! I didn’t know what their batter was made of but it definitely made the tempura very unique. Crunchy exterior but the prawns were cooked just right, soft and tender.
I was actually surprised when I heard that Ryu Ramen and Curry is owned by celebrity couple Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez. Why? I don’t know, I was just surprised. LELS.
RYU RAMEN is located at the Upper Ground Floor of MJB Building, 220 Tomas Morato Ave. corner Dr. Lazcano St., Quezon City.
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