Tonkotsu Soho – Tonkotsu Ramen

Tonkotsu Soho – Tonkotsu Ramen

Tonkotsu Ramen

I have tried this place before but I went back again to see how they are doing. As you know I am from Hakata (Fukuoka) so, I grew up eating Tonkotsu Ramen with friends after school every week. Tonkotsu is one of the harder Ramen to get the stock right.

I ordered Tonkotsu, as you would, at a Ramen restaurant called Tonkotsu. Don’t order something like Miso, if you want to really taste their soup not disguised by any other taste.

Soup 1/5
It was cold! Not hot enough! Noodle was hotter than soup. I could have sent it back but I decided to be a critical reviewer and decided to mark them down. It would be about 2-3 if it was hot.

Noodle 2/5
It is Hoso-men (thin noodle) and it is made according to Hakata style, but it just doesn’t have the springy-ness (Koshi) and texture is a bit flat.

I ordered Kaedama (extra noodle). They made me wait long enough to make my already cold soup even colder.

Atmosphere 3/5
Yes they made it look trendy but that can’t be a reason to visit a Ramen joint.

Service 2/5
Staff were generally not concentrating. They keep wanting to make us leave, even though there are free seats in the restaurants.

Price 2/5
It was about £12. I’d rather go to Shoryu down the road..

This place would probably be on the verge of going bankrupt. 


3 / 5 stars     

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