Hakata Gensuke Ramen Professionals were celebrating their 2nd year anniversary today! A pity we were not in time to be the first 50 customers to get the free ramen as part of the celebrations.
Nonetheless, we joined the relatively short queue and got our seats within 10 minutes.
The tiny restaurant was like a typical Japanese ramen place, with staff shouting out greetings in unison, and tiny tables and seats.
We had already pre-selected the Signature Tonkotsu Ramen and Shio Tonkotsu Ramen, both with additional toppings of cha-shu, seaweed, and flavoured egg (base price A$13 each, with additional toppings at A$8).
Food arrived quickly, and we slurped away. We enjoyed thin noodles very much, which was firm but not hard. The broth was lighter than the usual Tonkotsu broth that we had tried in Singapore.
This was the first time we have tried the shio flavour where the salty flavour was so distinct, but yet not overly salty.
The toppings were mostly alright, but the flavoured egg stood out. For those who prefer stronger flavours, the Signature and Shio flavours were probably not suitable for you.
Overall, we thought that the ramen here was comparable to the ones we have back in Singapore. However, it was definitely very soothing to have a bowl of hot ramen in cold winter!