10.137 Sapporo Ichiban Shoyu Ramen – Deluxe

10.137

22 (Wed) May 2019

Sapporo Ichiban Shoyu Ramen – Deluxe

3.0

by me

at home

-Dasmariñas Village, Makati, Manila, Philippines-

solo

Whereas Neoguri is my favorite Korean ramyeon (see most recently 8.138 Neoguri Ramyeon), Sappori Ichiban Shoyu Ramen is my all-time favorite.  Classically thin squiggly noodles, silky in texture, immaculate in flavor.  Rich soy sauce broth – admittedly, a far cry from the real thing – but perfect in its own artificial right.  An excellent platform for deluxification with any manner of add ons, as Koreans are wont to do.

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Kangkong (morning glory) leaves, scallion, enoki mushrooms, rice cakes, egg, chili oil, white pepper – the chili oil and white pepper make it taste a bit Chinese.

In fact, Korean expat families in the States relied on Sapporo Ichiban up through the early 1980s, when Korean ramyeon brands became readily available (see story above).

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