tonkotsu

01 April 2014

To celebrate our completion of Couch to 5K (more on that in a couple of days), we couldn't think of a better treat than big, steaming bowls of noodles at Tonkotsu.




We had both been here separately once before with our friends, so we knew it would be good - this is just my first chance to blog about it!

We had a very hungry man on our hands, so we got quite a generous spread of sides to go with our ramen.

Who am I kidding, I didn't exactly hold back either.

Gyoza, Chicken Kara-age and King Prawn Katsu.







I continue to be impressed by Tonkotsu - the overall taste and quality you get is very authentic, comforting and cooked perfectly.

As for the noodles, we both went for the classic Tonkotsu Ramen (pork bone broth)  -





The actual noodles are very fresh, not overcooked and soaks up the soup just as it should. Their seasoned egg is my favourite. I like to have wakame in my ramen though, which was missed!

Having tried both Bone Daddies and here, I would say that they are very different, and equally delicious. I enjoy the more laid-back, casual atmosphere of Tonkotsu more personally (BD is a little more trendy in my opinion), but I would be happy to go to either to get my ramen fix.

And let me tell you, when the craving hits, it hits hard.


29 comments:

  1. I've only ever been to Tonkotsu once (probably last year or the year before) and I agree the ramen there is sooo nice! :) Need to plan a return. I've never been to Bone Daddies though so that's definitely on my to-try list!

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    1. i'm sure you'll like BD as well - very different but still delicious! x

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  2. I work with a Japanese girl and she raves about Tonkotsu, to my shame I still haven't managed to go but it looks great. Definitely on my list of places to go.

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    1. you've got to trust us Japs when we talk about food ;) x

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  3. Authentic ramen is the BEST. Heck, who am I kidding, I'm even happy with the grocery store bagged ramen. :)

    Good luck on your 5k! Good for you!

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    1. haha, sometimes instant noodles are just needed aren't they?! x

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  4. It's been on my list for a while! I really want to go.

    Best,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London


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    1. probably nothing major compared to the deliciousness you're surrounded by right now, including all the ramen in all the world ;) x

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  6. That pork bone broth looks soooo good! I've just had a tiny weeny salad for lunch and now I'm hungry again! :)

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

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    1. i guess it's payback - your blog makes me hungry all the time! x

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  7. *drools* this looks good *_* I only had tonkotsu as in ramen flavor haha :P
    Xx

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    1. don't worry, i still eat instant too ;) x

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  8. this looks too good. japanese ramen is one of our favorites to eat. i also love udon too. the soup base is just so tasty.

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    1. yes to udon! it's also slightly healthier due to the soup, and so so comforting :) x

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  9. I love, love ramen! If you ever make a trip to NYC, I definitely recommend trying out Totto Ramen or Ippudo. I haven't yet found a ramen place here in D.C. but it's next on my list :) And I like your way thinking Miho. Nothing like celebrating a workout victory than with food :)

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    1. oh i've heard of amazing things about the ramen in NYC!! and yes, i should wear a t-shirt saying "will run for noodles" x

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  10. Couch to 5k? Yay, you're running too! Now I want to treat myself with some ramen ;) Yum!

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    1. it's the best treat trust me! x

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  11. yummm, look so delicious! I love noodles :)
    http://maybettonight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. ramen noodles is the ultimate comfort food! Major cravings now...

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    1. i'm so glad so many agree with me! it really is x

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  13. I'm craving those shrimps these days!!!

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    1. they are some of my favourite food in the world! x

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  14. I'm obsessed with Bone Daddies too (addicted to their sweet 3 miso ramen!) so it's fab to have a new ramen recommendation - thank you! Perfect for when the comfort food cravings hit...

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

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    1. ooh i haven't tried that one - will have to next time, thanks for the recommendation! x

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  15. I die I die I die I die I die. Let me tell you, after posting that recipe for homemade ramen forever ago you have gotten me so obsessed with ramen. You're so right about when the craving hits...it's actually impossible to be rid of until you indulge it! I'm just going to start sending you the bill haha.

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