10.071 Spicy Tobanjan Ramen

10.071

17 (Sun) March 2019

2.0

Spicy Tobanjan Ramen

at Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen

-SM Aura, BGC-

with my family

Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen is a Japanese ramen chain.  Specializing in tonkotsu ramen.

The ramen was okay.  Not a big fan of tonkotsu broth, which I find to be too thick, too porky.  The tobanjan (spicy bean paste) helped somewhat to cut through the richness.  Noodles were undercooked, and otherwise unremarkable.

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We’d planned on eating at Paradise Dynasty next door, but didn’t feel like waiting in line.

As mentioned in a recent post from Japan, I’m beginning to think that I need to do more research into ramen to better appreciate a genre that continues to elude me.

2 thoughts on “10.071 Spicy Tobanjan Ramen

  1. RIGHT? I never really understood tonkotsu broth – sometimes so rich it feels sticky. I prefer cleaner miso or soy broths for my japanese ramen.

    Marathon-commenting is hard. I should keep up better with your posts.

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