There is no shortage of Japanese food in Hong Kong, to the point when the abundance of great restaurants can become disorienting. In this article, I want to give you a little guidance and tell you about a Tsukemen spot in Causeway Bay. Tsukemen is a type of a ramen dish that is unique in the way it is eaten. The broth and the noodles are served in separate bowls and the way you eat it is by dipping the noodles into the broth. This is by far the best Tsukemen I have tasted: the thick umami broth paired with the slices of pork is definitely the way to go.
The restaurant is hard to miss from the outside considering the long line of people queuing up there by dinner time. The interior of the store is warmly lit at night time and it is spacious enough to enjoy a meal while having a quality conversation with friends.
If you are there for the first time, I would recommend ordering the original Tsukemen. You can choose whether your noodles are served hot or cold (I personally prefer the cold noodles in summer). As for the size of the portion, you pay the same price for any size (140g (small), 200g (medium), 240g (big)) except for the 420 g (extra-large), so if you have a big appetite, you may not want to miss this opportunity to upsize your meal without paying any extra cash. The bowl of Tsukemen comes with bamboo shoot, boiled egg and slices of pork, which really compliment the firm noodles and the broth.
All in all, it is a restaurant worth checking out. For those who have never tried Tsukemen before, this restaurant will make a good first impression. Its mouth-watering bowl of noodles, wide range of choices of appetizers and add-ons for the ramen and its overall comfortable atmosphere make this place a perfect dining spot and a worthy place for a Japanese culinary experience
Price: HKD 78 (for the standard Tsukemen bowl)
Location: G/F, Soundwill Plaza 2 – Midtown, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
Mon-Sun: 11:00 AM – 01:00 AM
Public Holiday: 11:00 AM – 01:00 AM
Payment method: Cash only