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出色拉麵店 Feb 01, 2013
we enjoy to read the menu
black-sesame noodle 黑武骨
noodle soup is hot enough while the noodle is in chewing condition egg & ingredients are big enough,
fried dumpling also good for veg. filling coating with thin flour
though the seat is quite close to other tables, the artistic design
Supplementary Information:餃子$25, 沙律$39,拉麵$75, $80
Recommended Dish(es): 黑武骨,特濃麵鼓,牛油果沙律,煎餃子
Table Wait Time: 40 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Jan 12, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately HKD120(Night Snack)
Value for Money4
Six Meetings Before Lunch Nov 19, 2012
Arriving at 11:40, it was easy to get seated.
Ordered the white 叉燒拉麵, pork bone soup.
black 叉燒拉麵, roasted garlic soup.
The ramen was actually the thick type that you'd find in many other places and need to bite harder. The charsiu was thick cut, tender, tasty. The spring onion atop of that was plentiful and really went well with the soup.
The white soup was very tasty, quite salty too, in contrast to my black garlic soup, which had less in body. You can taste the garlic in its composition but it was quite faint.
Date of Visit: Nov 11, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD90(Lunch)
Value for Money3
Musashi's Swords: Pork x Bonito 二天一流：豚骨 x 鰹節 Apr 12, 2012
This was one of the ramen shops which was still open during public holidays. It also had no break after lunchtime so it's a lot more flexible for customers. My wife and I thus decided to try it out.
The location was easy to find. It's basically located inside APM Mall at Kwun Tong and you could just get they by MTR. It's hard to miss the "Great Drum" and the cool poster showing two dueling samurai.
"White Samurai Bone" - Original pork bone,
"Red Samurai Bone" - Pork bone with special chilli oil,
"Black Samurai Bone" - Pork bone with spring onion and garlic oil,
"Tsuke noodle" - Noodle served without broth and a separate bowl of sauce (you could choose Red, White or Black) for dipping; and
"Curry noodle" - well, what else do you want? It's curry noodle.
and a special feature:
"KamiYama" - literally "Magic Mountain" tsuke noodle: which was tsuke noodles with an extra strong pork bone broth sauce and limited to 50 bowls per evening. They only serve it after 6:00 p.m.
There is also a very interesting promotion available for the Magic Mountain Tsuke Ramen. You could choose up to 5 times the normal portion for the same price!
You could choose to have char siu, sliced pork or kakuni with your ramen. My wife ordered a "White Samurai Bone" with sliced pork and I ordered a "Red Samurai Bone" with Braised Pork (Kakuni). We also ordered a tempura.
Both noodles came after a short wait:
The closest comparison I could give might be the broth in "Hachiyo", which had more bonito taste than here, and the sauce of the tsukemen of "Hide-chan" - which had a lot more of everything, plus garlic, and was the strongest and oiliest of these three.
The pork slices in the noodle had a good balance between lean meat and fat. It was soft and tender. Similar to the good quality black pork slices from Kagoshima you have with shyabu shyabu.
The main difference between the Red Samurai and the White Samurai was the chilli oil, more soy sauce, and more garlic in the broth. The overall effect was OK.
The kakuni was very nice though. It was extremely tender, like the "Tung Por Yuk" (東坡肉）in Chinese cuisine.
On the other hand, I was not used to the noodle. The noodle was quite thick. I could not identify whether it was a Kyushu style ramen or Sapporo ramen. I'd say it's really similar to the "Yau Mien 油麵" you have in the "Che Jai Mien車仔麵" stalls. I'd prefer they use a different type of noodle.
Readers who enjoyed Tsuke noodle might be more used to this thicker type of noodle. In this regard, I've learnt from other food reviewers that there is yet another new contender: 周月, who specializes in tsuke noodle.That will be on my "hit" list too.
The service was quite good. No complaints. But since it's a rather big shop, it's a bit harder to catch their attention. Still, the waitress tried hard to add tea as frequent as possible. * Actually, this is very different from Japan. Japanese customers actually dislike the frequent adding of tea and regarded it as an interruption!
The price was similar to most ramen shops in Hong Kong (other than MIST). Cool decor. Comfortable seats.
Other than the thick noodle type which I think is an acquired taste, the broth was interesting.
The egg and the pork, both the thin slices and the kakuni, were nice.
Although my wife stated that she wouldn't mind bringing her Japanese friends here for a try, I think it was just OK because of the noodle.
All in all, I won't go all the way here for the ramen. But might be worth a try if you're around the area.
Supplementary Information:P.S.: Musashi is the author of the famous Japanese strategy book "Book of the five rings". He is also famous for developing a style of swordplay with the use of two swords. The Yin sword and the Yang sword. Perhaps the mixing of the broths is an inspiration for this ramen shop's name?
Table Wait Time: 6 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Apr 08, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD72(Tea)
Value for Money3
Very so so.... Jan 17, 2012
Wanted to tried Musashi since it came with a very high hope... we ordered 2 ramen with one white soup and one black soup, a 素麺海老天麩羅, and a garden casear salad. Overall very very standard taste and the soup has no character. The noodle is a very poorly made thick normal ramen that the texture is equal to those used in those Japanese restaurants around the corner. Overall very disappointed. Really hope 一蘭 can come soon.... sigh...
Recommended Dish(es): Nothing...
Table Wait Time: 10 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Jan 13, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD120
Value for Money2