I walked past this ramen place very often and there was always a lunchtime queue. This time, there’s not queue so it’s perfect timing for me to finally try this very popular ramen in Wanchai.
Rather confusingly renamed from Kamitora Ramen a few years ago, Ichitora Ramen serves a classic street-side bowl of ramen without any added fuss or fanfare: an opaque, rich kotteri–style broth infused with the flavour of emulsified pork fat, featuring equal parts Japanese menma (bamboo), kikurage (black fungus mushroom) and diced green onion, topped off with a wobbly egg boasting a liquid centre.
While all bowls use the same stock base (a variation of pork bones, seafood, vegetables and dried bonito broth simmered for a minimum of 12 hours), you can switch things up with the Akatora, featuring a spicy miso paste; garlic oil-infused Chatora; or the Kurotora, slicked with black garlic oil for a deliciously dark and umami-rich broth.
濃厚味噌豚骨らーめん Signature ramen
The bowl of their signature ramen came with char shu, a candied-yolk egg, bamboo shoots, nori, wood fungus and scallions.
The broth was amazingly gratifying with rich flavors of pork bones, seafood and vegetables. What I loved was the ajitama egg – perfectly soft yolk while the white was braised with the sweet soy sauce.
Customisation is the order of the day here, as you can choose everything from your noodle thickness and texture, to how much oil is added, and which topping you desire!
Ichitora Ramen 一虎拉麵
23 Amoy St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel : +852 2808 0635
Date Visited : Feb 2020