Last time I ate at Hakata Ramen was exactly a year ago. Maybe it’s because of the rainy and cold weather. Or maybe the food just got better. Hakata Ramen really surprised me this time. SO GOOD!
Although it was a cold evening, I had to get these ice crystal fruit smoothies! Last time, I had Taro and i loved it! This time I had the Green apple. Sweet and a hint of sourness. (Those that don’t know, unlike bubble teas, these crystals are in jelly substance and is liquid in the interior, so when you bite it, the liquid content bursts out!)I was so hungry that I slurped almost the whole drink at one go. And guess what, shortly, I was getting full… what a bad idea!
Decided to try their Gyoza. Not really the taste I like…I just cannot accept any dumpling flavor other than what I am accustomed to…which is home made dumplings with Shanghai influence! The gyozas here have very thin layer of dough. I usually like a bit thicker layer so it could be more crispy.
I was so sceptical when Mr.Butter ordered the fried chicken. Oh was I so wrong! He made such a wonderful choice! The chicken was just lovely.So nicely fried. It had a hint of sweet and sourness from the tiny little sauce. It was just perfectly well balanced. The frying wasn’t heavy at all. I really loved and appreciated that the chicken came on a side dish, so they won’t soak in the ramen and become all soggy! I actually preferred this over my ramen, but Mr.Butter actually preferred mine. Talk about subjectivity when it comes to food!
Yes, I ordered the tenderous ribs ramen again! I enjoyed it too much last time I visited Hakata ramen. But amusingly, the opposite happened. I didn’t like the ribs as much. It was missing something. It didn’t taste the same, or it just wasn’t as tenderous…or simply the Hakata chicken just had me. I cannot answer why I didn’t like it as much.
I must mention that the ramen itself was very delicious. It was bouncy!
I was so happy that I actually ordered the waffles this time around! I couldn’t made a better decision! It was heaven!!! The combination of the waffles and the so tasteful sesame ice cream. HMMMMM! I had to resist so hard to refrain from ordering another one… The waffle was belgian style, which is more dense and less fluffy. However, this pairing with the sesame ice cream could not be better. Its dense nature prevents becoming soggy by the ice cream! Hardly noticeable, the waffle has a slight crunchiness on the outer layer.
Hakata Ramen. I will see you again.
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