I am such a huge fan of #Ramen; not of the instant kind but a good hearty #misobrothwith housemade #noodles done to perfection is such a treat.
I first tried it in NYC and it was love at first bite - or slurp! And when I heard a Ramen place had opened up in Colombo I couldn't wait to try it out!
#RamenMisoya, located on the first floor of the Racecourse building in Colombo 7, is part of a global franchise that was founded in Wakaba, Japan in 2003. They now house over 100 restaurants in Japan and 14 others in New York, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Milan, Sao Paulo and now in #Colombo.
This #Ramenrestaurant is obviously known for its key ingredient, the flavoursome #miso based #broth (miso is a vegetarian seasoning used in #Japanesecuisine and is made by fermenting a combination of soybeans, rice and barley with salt and a special fungus called koji). And although the #restaurant only offered pork based dishes originally, they have changed their menu to include #chickenand vegetarian options for their growing clientele in Colombo. They also house 2 kitchens -pork and non-pork- that are colour coded to separate all utensils, ingredients and equipment from getting mixed up.
I don't eat pork, so I tried the #kararamenChicken Basic (aprox Rs. 1200). I also wanted to try it because it was said to be spicier than their usual #ramenbowl.
Portion size is a win at @RamenMisoya - it's generous and filling with a satisfying broth to noodle ratio.
This particular dish it self was a #seaweedand miso based one with #mincedchicken (there wasn't a lot of chicken in it though) with fried onions topped off with sautéed vegetables and #chili flakes. I also added a few teaspoons of their lip smacking chili paste to it. The broth was really good, piping hot and full of flavour. The noodle was done well too. And it's overall balance of sweet, salty and spiciness was perfect.
I also ordered a boiled miso #eggwith mine which had a gooey runny centre just how you expect it to be.
The only drawback of the dish was the very small amount of meat in it (but this was only with regard to this particular #mincedmeat dish),
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