Dine With Me: Santouka Hokkaido RamenWednesday, September 18, 2013
Hello, lovelies~ It's been a while since I last posted about a 'Dine With Me' series, hasn't it? Well, you're in luck. Today, it's all about ramen in the newly opened store in Kelapa Gading Mall. You may have already heard about Santouka Hokkaido Ramen, but if you haven't, here it is.
Located at Kelapa Gading Mall 3, Ground Floor, finding this ramen place is easy. It's across the BCA and Mandiri ATM of Kelapa Gading Mall 3. That should be really easy to ask the security guy should you fail to find the customer service.
Anyway, let's go inside. Most of the seats has a sofa, which is a plus for me because people won't have to fight over the sofa, lol. Unlike the one in Cuppage Terrace, Singapore, this one is much more spacious. I have already tried the one at Plaza Indonesia, but Mr. G hasn't, so we had lunch here a couple of weeks ago.
The ramen came in three different sizes, your usual small, medium and large portions. I didn't remember Singapore having different portions, but I may have to clarify that later when I go to Singapore again. Mr. G got the large Char Siu Ramen with Shio broth (Rp 123,000++), while I got my usual medium Shoyu Ramen (Rp 83,000++).
On the table, they have already provided condiments along with free iced water. We didn't order more drinks as we feel that the water is enough.
Both ramen came with bamboo shoots, a thin slice of naruto and slices of pork meat. As for mine, it came with a sheet of nori (seaweed), which is different from Mr. G's because his came with a single plum. Well, I thought it was plum, lol.
The shoyu ramen is flavourful, with the tender and juicy pork meat enhancing the taste even further. I do feel that my noodles aren't cooked thoroughly because it sorta tasted like uncooked flour, but the chewiness of the noodles are spot on. Maybe I'll ask them to cook the noodles a little longer next time.
As for the sides, I ordered Pork Gyoza (Rp 33,000++) while Mr. G opted for the Chicken Karaage. Both were delicious! The pork gyoza has a crunchy bottom and savoury insides, yum.
On the other hand, the chicken karaage (Rp 38,000++) was seasoned wonderfully with the right balance of ginger and salt. Santouka gave mayonaise to dip the chicken karaage into. How thoughtful.
Those are all of the things we ordered when we went to Santouka Hokkaido Ramen over at Kelapa Gading Mall. For those who are not into pork dishes, they also have Chicken Ramen, which I think I will try when I go there again.
What about you? Have you tried Santouka Hokkaido Ramen? If so, what is your favorite dish? Let me know in the comments below and until then, I'll see you later~
Santouka Hokkaido Ramen
Mall Kelapa Gading 3