My Favorite Ramen is Ichiran
Ichiran (一蘭) from Japan opened its first international store in Hong Kong. Ever since their opening, I have been making frequent stops there as often as possible. I absolutely love Ichiran’s ramen. Best. Ramen. Ever.
Actually I won’t say best because I want to be proven wrong. I seriously believe that if everyone had a bomb ass bowl of ramen, there would be world peace! This Causeway Bay Ichiran location is open 24/7! How amazing is that? Drunk? Hungry for breakfast, lunch, dinner? Here is your answer for everything!
The entire restaurant only has 36 seats so you’ll most likely have to wait. Not to worry though, the lines go fast. However, if you want to bypass the wait go at non-peak times (1-7 a.m.).
There’s only one dish on the menu at Ichiran-Tonkotsu Ramen. No complaints here because it’s damn straight delicious. I’m drooling about it as I type. The ramen comes with their special red pepper sauce, BBQ pork, and green onions. You can add garlic, eggs, or other additions. Just check off what you want for an additional charge.
Once you take your seat in your little space, you push the call button on the right. A pair of hands will greet you through the blinds and take your order sheet. They will repeat your order to you and then bow to you.
If you look on the left of your booth you will notice Ichiran's "Delicious" water. Apparently Ichiran’s water is crystal clear water served ice cold. It’s also what they claim helps make their broth the deliciousness that it is.
Don't forget to drink all your soup til you hit rock bottom!
The bathrooms are Japanese style as well. Super fancy automated touch toliets and sinks with a gazillion different options. There’s also 12 different types of toilet paper for each zodiac sign because why not?
I also bought some Ichiran Instant Noodles to go for me to take back to the States! I'll be sure to report back on how they taste. Until then, you know I'll be visiting and revisiting Ichiran before I leave Hong Kong!
Shop H ＆ I, Ground Floor, Lockhart House, Block A, 440 Jaffe Road,Causeway Bay