Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen welcomes the holiday season with two new ramen dishes in the festive colors of red and green...
Each different and distinct, with bold and intense flavors for an entirely new ramen experience.
Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen specializes in Chikuho-style noodles with a rich tonkotsu pork broth, a popular regional style of ramen from the Kyushu region. And Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen adds two new ramen variants to its list of signature tonkotsu ramen dishes...
While waiting for the new ramen dishes, check out Ikkoryu's cool guide to enjoying your ramen in five easy steps to complete your dining experience (for more on Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen and their signature tonkotsu pork broth ramen, check out my previous posts here at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2013/03/ikkoryu-fukuoka-ramen-authentic.html and http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2013/06/food-news-ikkoryu-fukuoka-ramen-now.html.).
Ikkoryu's Gyoza , a delicious blend of crisp and chewy textures, and one of the best tasting dumplings in the metro. Perfect when paired with Ikkoryu's signature tonkotsu.
Then, the first of the two new ramens arrived, starting with the green ramen. Ikkoryu's new Yuzu-Tama Tonkotsu (P 380), flavored with yuzukosho, a local and traditional spice from the Kyushu region. A fermented paste blended with yuzu peel, a Japanese citrus, chili and salt, the yuzukosho provides intense flavors and some heat.
At first, the intense flavors seem to be coming from the spicy heat, but after a few more slurps, one can taste a subtle hint of citrus to round out the flavors. The rich, creamy and almost buttery broth blend well with the spicy yuzukosho flavor, adding a flavorful punch. If you want your noodles with a little bite, the Katamen (hard) or Barikata (very hard) works well with the intensely flavored broth. A little broth, some noodles, a piece of the tender chashu pork, some pickled vegetables...perfect. And with the robust flavors of the broth, there's really no need to add more condiments. The enticing bright green color is like a visual cue to just go right in. And if you enjoy a little heat, this one's a winner.
Next up, Ikkoryu's new red ramen, the Aka Tonkotsu (P 380), topped with a dollop of red miso paste, Slowly stir your bowl, and your ramen gradually transforms into a bright red broth. Another distinctly flavored ramen, packed with intense flavors. In contrast with the green ramen, the spice is more subdued, yet with equally bold flavors.
The flavor has depth, with a delicious and mild saltiness that combines well with the other components of the ramen. As with the previous green ramen, there's really no need to add more condiments to the red ramen, already filled with so many rich flavors. Bold, intense and rich flavors, yet each of the new ramen dishes are different and distinct, worthy additions to Ikkoryu's line of authentic tonkotsu ramen.
Craving for some heat? Go for the green ramen. Looking for bold and intense flavors? The red ramen's for you. And you can expect Ikkorya Fukuoka Ramen to introduce even more ramen variants in the future. Special thanks to Mr. Kenji Komuro, Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen's PR Director, for an awesome red & green ramen lunch.
Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen is located at the second level of SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, McKinley Hill, Taguig. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ikkoryuph.
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