Thursday, July 14, 2011

Butao Ramen, Hong Kong

Green King Ramen

Last time we were up in HK, we arrived here just as these guys sold out of their last bowl, so I made sure to come here today (11-12 Wo On Lane, Flat C, 2530-0600). See, this little hole in the wall has been drawing some very long lines, in part because the chef only sells 200 bowls a day. They are tonkotsu-based with four "color" variants: the normal yellow, a spicy red, a black one that I have yet to try, and the one I got today, the green one, which featured basil olive oil and cheese.

Combine that with the garlic inside, and it basically made it like a pesto, which seemed a bit out of place, but it worked, even if I wasn't a huge fan of the skinny noodles and peculiarly thin slice of chashu. These testosterone-fueled bowls are definitely not shy on flavor, especially when accentuated by some of those pickled toppings that they leave at each table. You can tone down the elements a bit using the paper order form, but I pretty much went for the real deal, which probably obliterated my sodium allowance for the next few days. Next time, I want to give the black one a try.

1 comment:

em said...

Hey ramen fan, I just went for the original butao king at wo an lane too. They got a nice bite to the noodles and I really
Like it. Anyway since I noticed you have eaten all around the ramen joints in Sg, which in your opinion is the best one so far? Don't wanna waste my carbs intake on yucky noodles. Cheers