You can say I'm Suaku or whatever. The truth is, I've never been to Japan and so far, the ramen at Santouku is REALLY THE BEST RAMEN I'VE EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!!
Remember we went to Suki-Ya, which is just next to this very famous ramen restaurant. Why I say famous? The queue was sooooo loooong the last time we were at Tokyo Street!So we went, with Deardo's family as early as 11.30am just to avoid the crowd. The menu design and the entire list of variety of ramen are not that much, or maybe not yet. Like the ramen, you can only choose from perhaps six choices? The only difference is that you get to choose the size of your bowl of ramen from S to L, which I like a lot cos you won't waste food if you are a small eater!
Anywayz, we had two appetizers that day...Crispy Gyoza and Chicken Karage at RM10 each.
I think the Gyoza is probably also the best Gyoza I've ever had so far. Though the size is relatively smaller than usual, the skin at the bottom was really crispy and it really wasn't oily at all! I was really impressed! The Chicken Karage was so-so but the dipping sauce is unique and yummy!
And then the ramen...We had two of these Spicey Miso Pork Ramen on our table.
Miso Pork Ramen.
Shio (Salt) Ramen with Chasiu.
Chicken ramen, which was surprisingly the most expensive of all! :S
Springy handmade ramen... Yumzzzz...
Well we actually tried almost every one of the ramen in the menu, except for the shoyu flavour! Out of all the flavours, I think my Miso soup base is the best. It is flavourful but not too heavy while the salt base tastes a bit like our Ipoh chicken hor fun soup but obviously doesn't look like it. The spicy one is also not bad actually! But my conclusion is that the soup was marvelous! I've never had any ramen soup with such thick soup base okay! It is obvious that they made the soup out of pork broth and that does made a huge difference! I was so tempted to drink up all the soup in the bowl!!! I think the pork, bamboo shoots and leek went perfectly well with the ramen!
The ramen ranges from about RM20-RM34 or so, depending on flavour, meat and also size. Very pricey if you ask me, but the quality of the ramen is just too good for you to resist! Maybe we should go like once a month? :p I was very very very happy with the lunch that day~~!!!
Apparently Santouka is a Japanese brand that has outlets in all over the world! So yea, you can actually find it in country like Canada too!This queue is considered very short ok cos it was still early!
I am giving this restaurant a clear 5-star for their food and I think you shouldn't miss it too! Just gotta make sure you go a bit earlier to avoid the queue! :)
Hokkaido Santouka Ramen
6.24.03, Level 6, Pavilion
Jln Bukit Bintang
Tel: 03-2143 8878