At quarter to 10 in the evening, our wait was about 5 minutes, which I'm told isn't too bad. After much deliberation, we settled on the house specials.
The Nagasaki Ramen (長崎拉麵) can feed 2 hungry people easily especially if you order sides. The other choice which we passed on was the Higomonzu Ramen. This is the ever popular pork bone based soup stock which is full of flavour and served generally with well stewed pork and liquid-centred coddled eggs.
Back to Nagasaki - which lived up to our server's description of a very rich and flavourful stock, but with hardly a trace of grease. You can drink up without any guilt here. The well balanced toppings of pork slivers, white-neck clams, squids, Japanese fish cake and a farmer's field of cabbage, chives and mushrooms made for a hearty but healthy supper. My only complaint was that the noodles weren't as springily al dente as I usually like them but I suppose we could have made that request upfront.
Our starter the Ippei-An salad (
A nice casual joint, set like a bar rahter than a noodle house with very soft down lighting to enjoy a ramen fix. I had a quick glance but the rather big sake/shochu menu keeps it interesting too.
Shop 11, 2/F
Miramar Shopping Centre
132 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong