Thursday, 8 September 2016

Addicted@Tokyo Ramen, Atria


My parents were flying in on a Saturday and I suggested lunch with my brother before picking them up. 

Well, my brother was hankering for some ramen and he was determined to let me taste the one at Atria.


Our parents were supposed to arrive at 2:25pm and by the time we parked and got to the ramen joint, it was already 2:00pm. That meant we had to eat at attack speed hah...hah...

So this is it. Tokyo Ramen.


Since we were in a hurry and I was not familiar with the menu, my brother ordered for me.


I am sorry, I don't know the name of the ramen he ordered. In fact he gave me the receipt (his treat) for reference but I must have dropped it along the way.

But I distincly heard him say "number three" and upon googling I found out that what we had is the Special Miso Ramen.



It was served very quickly.


I did not know what to expect (having been underwhelmed twice) and took a tentative sip of the broth. Ummmm!!!! It made me sit up. This is so so good! Miles ahead of what I had at Dontaku (where we only got half an egg each. Tsk!) and Gantetsu


I inspected the condiments in front of me, not that the ramen needed any. But out of curiosity, I drizzled some of the oil (looked like chili oil) and chili paste onto my ramen. Very nice!


The pork slices which were submerged in the broth were tender and easily broken. That made it so much easier to eat.


And of course, I loved the soft creamy egg.


The broth was really something else and I couldn't help sipping it from time to time.


Now I get it. Now I understand why some people are mad about ramen. You have to find the right place to enjoy a really good ramen and no wonder my brother is so fond of the ramen here.


Before I knew it, I polished off everything, short of taking the bowl into my hands and tipping it over to drink every drop of the broth.


Good to the last drop I tell ya. Then it was time to rush to the airport to fetch our parents.

I still can't stop thinking of the ramen I had that day. I think I am addicted. I must come back soon to enjoy the ramen at a more leisurely pace. Too bad my parents are not receptive towards Japanese food :(

27 comments:

  1. I love the bowl! My egg was almost like the ones here, see tomorrow's post, almost! Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Ah, yes I remember your weakness for white and blue crockery :) I love the bowl too, the contents even more so heee...heee...

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  2. If i get to meet you, we go eat ramen ya, hehe...

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    1. Can, can....you let me know when you come KL yah...

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  3. Hah, so I see you're a convert too (like me)....by that I mean converted to like ramen after eating a good one. For me, I became a convert after eating Ippudo's ramen but I still prefer to eat other Japanese food compared to ramen (especially those that are grilled...hehe!).

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    1. hee..hee...yes, I remember you mentioned that. I want to go to Ippudo one day and taste the one there. Eh, me too, I love the grilled food and also the deep fried ones at the Japanese restaurant.

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  4. Ah, you must go back to eat the tonkutsu broth then since you already love the miso broth till yiu drank it to the last drop. Thanks for the recommendation. I will bring my spouse here soon.

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    1. Yes, I definitely will! Hope you get to eat at Tokyo Ramen. I want to know what you think.

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  5. Usually Malaysians would prefer tonkotsu thanks to the super rich pork bones (that's what tonkotsu mean) broth. It needs to pass the tonkotsu test before it really pass. :P

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    1. Well, now I know :) I am on my hunt for more good tonkotsu ramen.

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    2. The description of the miso broth is miso in pork bone broth so I guess you already tasted the pork bone broth but with miso added in it.

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  6. Must be good. You finished and cleaned up the whole bowl.

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  7. I love the bowl. Miso ramen can go down a treat if well made. Was the soup creamy? Don't you get garnish with it eg sesame seeds etc?

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    1. The soup was very robust but I did not detect any creaminess. No, there were no sesame seeds, only those condiments on the table.

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  8. The soup definitely the soul of a good ramen, especially a thick and creamy pork bone soup, so yum~

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  9. i remember this place! it's run by true-blue japanese owners, and they do seem to take the effort to do justice to the soul food of their homeland. i think they'd be very pleased to hear that malaysian customers such as you and your brother enjoy the food too ;) what you said about your parents made me think of my grandmother ... i think she'd prefer a bowl of fish ball noodles over a bowl of ramen any day, but i guess it's difficult to change one's taste buds after eight decades :)

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    1. That must explain why the ramen is so good! Yes, the older folks tend to shy away from the not so familiar and they have already formed an impression that is hard to remove.

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  10. Hey, that bowl looks big and generous with whole egg & yellowish rich broth. I will head there definitely.

    Congrats!! You are now a confirmed ramen addict like me. It takes an addict to spot another. Someday I hope you will eat all the different ramen in Japan and go bonkers like others. The most famous one is Hakata Ramen in Fukuoka where I saw TVB's Ekin Cheng slurping his ramen bowl by the sidewalks in Winter.

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    1. It is my dream to go to Japan someday and yes, ramen will definitely be on my to-eat list!

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  11. PH, I just came back from japanese food too...Eat Tokyo is the name... Had a bowl of ramen costing £6.50... Instead of two slices of belly pork, they were roasted pork... Anyway I like them too, ramen, egg and all...

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  12. The bowl of noodle has created a roaring appetite in me...I am going to enjoy my breakfast now!

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  13. Hi Phong Hong,
    It is also my dream to go Japan one day ... but now I shall enjoy some authentic miso ramen if I could.

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    1. Hi Karen! Let's hope our dream comes true :)

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