Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup dish consisting of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth. Often flavored with soy sauce or miso, Ramen can be topped with anything from sliced pork to dried seaweed. Bali has it's fair share of Ramen restaurants, but now it's also home to the No. 1 Ramen in Japan, Hakata Ikkousha.
Hakata is a village in Fukuoka, Japan, that is famous for its culinary diversity, and it's here where Hakata Ikkousha was established 40 years ago.
The popular restaurant chain also has 13 outlets in major Indonesian cities such as Medan, Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarta and now, Bali. The Bali outlet is located on Jl. Sunset Road, No. 225X Blocks 4-5 in Kuta.
The restaurant is open daily from 11am to 10pm and can get quite crowded at lunchtime, especially over the weekend. When you do visit, don't be surprised if you're greeted with the typical chant of Hakata Ikkousha, "Irasai Selamat Datang Ikkousha, Semangat Semangkok, Yoss" repeated three times.
Although the interior is not that big, it looks spacious and cool perhaps due to the mirrors that surround the restaurant. There are many elements of wood, from the furniture to the ceiling, giving the place a classic look and feel. The color red is also used predominantly as in many restaurants as it's thought to stimulate appetite.
The Ramen menu is extensive however only two types of meat are available, namely chicken and pork (for a Halal option choose Ramen Chicken). Alternatively, choose from the Yakiniku menu which offers a choice of chicken, tuna and beef.
Basically there are two kinds ramen, Ramen and Tsukemen. Ramen features noodles served in a large bowl topped with sliced meats, boiled eggs nitamago, leek, chopped mushrooms and chicken broth / savory pork. Our recommendation is Silver Pork Ramen.
Tsukemen consists of separate Ramen noodles in a special broth and we would also recommend this one to try!
Several types of noodles are available and you can also add additional toppings, at an additional price of course. See below the types of noodles and toppings to choose from:
We've described in our previous blog post how to eat Ramen, but now we want to share tips on other ways to enjoy Ramen - with garlic! By adding chopped garlic to the broth, it will have a more savory taste and aroma.
In addition, garlic also has many health benefits, particularly for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Luckily Ikkhousa provides garlic free of charge!
1. Insert clove into a garlic crusher
2. Close the crusher and press hard
3. The squeezed garlic will be pushed out the other end, ready to sprinkle on your Ramen
We highly recommend Hakata Ikkousha as an alternative for lunch or dinner.
It's also easily accessible using Kura-Kura Bus: take the Kuta Line from Seminyak Square and hop off at the Best Western Premier bus stop on Sunset Road. Hakata Ikkousha is about 2 minutes' walk from the hotel.
|Address||Jl. Sunset Road No. 225X Blok 4-5
||11:00 - 22:00|
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