[FOOD] My first Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen Experience.


It was my first time exploring and officially tasting ramen which was franchised abroad. I have no comparison if they taste the same as the bowls outside the country. Anyways, It has been a while since I did another food blog post. I'm kind of busier now and I don't get to blog as much as I want to anymore. So here goes.

Ikkoryu Fukoka has been around for months now in the Philippines and a lot of people seem to be going here to try out their authentic Tonkotsu Ramen place. Ikkoryu has been around since the 70s and is under the Yamagoya Ramen in Japan. They specialize in Chikuho noodles. Chikuho noodles is their signature thin and straight noodles. Their broth is pork based which is boiled in a very lengthy process adding a special seasoning to it for the flavor.

I ordered the Ajitama Tonkotsu P 380.00 + 10% Service Charge which is one of their Chef's Recommendation. This ramen is topped with a special half boiled egg that is fully marinated with a special blended soy sauce base.

I'm not much of a Tonkotsu / creamy ramen kind of guy, I like my ramen miso based and spicy. But since they say that this one is one of their best sellers, I just couldn't let this pass. Their Ajitama Tonkotsu was good. I was surprised and love the taste of the broth. The noodles were also nice, firm and chewy. Everything that was added in this good bowl with the pork was just good! I can't believe I was loving this. I felt like I cheated on my Miso Ramens.

Tori Karaage P 180.00 + Service Charge
This dish is just a hit with the kids and adults. Nice touch on the side dish and Japanese mayo for your dipping pleasure. You can ask the kind staff for more as you please.

I also ordered the Ikkoryu Teriyaki Chicken Wings (4pcs) P 180.00 + Service Charge. 
Also one of the Chef recommendation, this one hit the craving spot I was having at that moment.

Gyoza (6pcs. dunplings) P150.00 + Service Charge

Their gyoza surprised me. It was different from the usual gyozas I eat. kind of crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Yum!

Here are shots inside the Ikkoryu Fukuoka store in Shangri-La Plaza East Wing.

The Japanese writing on the wood  which are around the place is actually an old poem beautifully designed by a know calligrapher from Japan. (Just in case you're wondering what it means) I had a chat with Mr. Kenji Komuro who was the director of Public Relations and he's pretty proud that Ikkoryu is finally here in the Philippines to share to us Filipinos on how good their ramen is. 

Overall, I liked my first Ikkoryu experience, and I think I will be back for more! When I come back, I'll make sure to try the Black Garlic Tonkotsu. :)


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