Where to Find Authentic Ramen in the South?

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One of my comfort food is ramen

Ramen is a Japanese dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat or (occasionally) fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork (叉焼 chāshū), dried seaweed (海苔 nori), menma (麺麻), and green onions ( negi). Nearly every region in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyushu to the miso ramen of Hokkaido.

So, where can we find an authentic Ramen house in the South?

With my recent visit at the South, I discovered Hakata Ikkousha.

Hakata Ikkousha the ramen franchise from Fukuoka, Japan, located at the upper ground floor of Festival Alabang expansion wing, this is the first branch in the Metro. It was officially opened last March 3,2018

The core of Ikkousha’s menu is the tonkotsu ramen, also known as Hakata ramen, after the place in Fukuoka City known for this ramen style. Its defining characteristic is its tonkotsu broth, which is made by simmering pork bones for many hours. The result is a thick, creamy soup base – almost milky in its consistency and color – that is flavorful as well as rich in collagen. Furthermore, the noodles served in Ikkousha branches are produced in Ikkousha’s own noodle factory. Each bowl of ramen is topped with carefully seasoned and tender slices of cha-shu (braised pork).

The ramen comes in several varieties: the classic tonkotsu; tonkotsu black, which has mayu (black garlic oil) for a more intense flavor; God Fire, the spicy variant that comes in four spice levels; and shio tonkotsu, which combines tonkotsu and shio (salt) broth for a lighter-bodied soup base. 


I was able to try their best seller and what I noticed about it, is the soup. The soup is thick, and I found out that it took 20 hours to have the texture that it needed. I didn’t know that the water needed should be soft and there are certain details that needed for the ramen to be authentic like that in Japan

I would also like to comment that the staff are welcoming, and the ambiance was truly relaxing. The design printed on the wall lovely.


So next time that you are in the South

Do drop by at the Hakata Ikkousha and try their famous Ramen


Thank you once again for dropping by and till next time



Lariza Garcia

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5 thoughts on “Where to Find Authentic Ramen in the South?

  1. Sarap ng ramen. Sana makakain ulit ako ng authentic ramen. Isang beses palang ako nakakain ng ganyan sobrang diko makalimutan lasa super sarap.

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