11 Jun, 2012
Hokkaido Gantetsu Ramen
Posted by: Wen Ching In: Japanese Food
Being big fans of Japanese food and ramen, we went to the newly opened Isetan in One Utama to check the Eat Paradise area out. Two ramen restaurants were already opened at that time, and they were located next to each other. One of it was Menya Musashi Ramen and the other was Hokkaido Gantetsu Ramen. We randomly chose one to visit first as we know that we will be visiting the other one soon.
We read from their menu that Gantetsu Ramen was originated from Hokkaido which was established in 1998. The restaurant focuses on using traditional recipe and ingredients such as miso, soya bean sauce and Japanese salt to create their “Great White Soup”. Differed from what we had in Yamagoya Ramen, which was pork bone soup based, Gantetsu Ramen’s was miso based.
We had an Okonomiyaki Gyoza to start off with as we thought it was rather rare to see this in the menu. Priced at RM11.90, this dish was good but nothing too outstanding. The Gyoza was rather soft and moist on the inside while topped with Okonomiyaki sauce and Katsuobushi, or more commonly known as Bonito flakes. Nevertheless it was still a good snack to share.
Since the restaurant was well known for their miso soup, we ordered a Hokkaido Butter and Corn Miso to try. Priced at RM28.90, we found their serving to be slightly bigger than Yamagoya’s. The bowl of ramen was filled with corn, Char Siew, black ear fungus and a knob of butter and grated ginger. The soup was delicious, it was creamy but not too overwhelming whereas the Char Siew was thick and mouth-watering delicious. It was unique and of its own kind.
Besides that, we also had a Hokkaido Tonkotsu Spicy Ramen for RM26.90. This bowl of ramen too, was rather delectable. The soup was rather spicy as we can taste the spiciness in it. A good option for those looking for something hot!
Nevertheless this is still a fairly good ramen place if you fancy good ramen. We found their egg quite good as well, top it up with RM3 if you like semi hard boil eggs. Our next visit will definitely be Menya Musashi, we’ll keep you posted for more ramen soon!
1 Utama Shopping Center,
Isetan 2nd Floor, Lot G102, F101 & S101,
1 Lebuh Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama City Center,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.