Right after I said that I do not eat any other type of ramen besides Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen, I went to Beikoken at North Canal Road today and ate a bowl of shouyu ramen for lunch.
I was supposed to have gone to see my dentist during my lunch hour today but he cancelled the appointment in the morning. Since I had no lunch appointment and was craving for a bowl of hot ramen, I decided on Beikoken. I would have preferred my usual tonkotsu ramen but there wasn’t any decent tonkotsu ramen joint that was within walking distance from my office.
Beikoken was close by but unfortunately, sold shouyu, shio and miso ramen and not tonkotsu ramen!
I read that the joint is well-known for its shouyu ramen and charsiew. I decided on a half-bowl of shouyu ramen which comes with two slices of pork and a sprinkle of spring onions. I also asked for an ajitama to be added to my bowl of noodles.
Surprisingly, I enjoyed the shouyu broth alot! It was flavourful without being too salty, and the pork was very tender. I didn’t like the texture of the noodles and thankfully, there wasn’t a lot of noodles in a half-bowl portion so I managed to eat all of it. Sadly, the ajitama overcooked.
After a quick lunch, I headed to Kinokuniya to browse through some books. I am so unproductive on Mondays.