Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Restaurant Review: Hakkaku Ramen

The past weekend, I was craving for ramen noodles for lunch and decided to try a new place that I've never been to before. I searched up online to see what's available near my home and found this Japanese Noodle Restaurant called Hakkaku Ramen (4530 E. Hastings St., Burnaby, BC). The ramen is quite flavourful.

First time here and didn't know what to expect. It's a small place and it gets busy after 12:30pm. They open at 11:30am so better to get there before noon like I did with my hubby and little one to avoid waits. The ramen noodles options are a little different than what I normally order. You get a choice of these type of ramen (or soup base): miso, spicy miso, shoyu, shio, or curry. For the soup base, there is an option of regular or rich long with the option of chashu (pork shoulder) or pork belly.

I was hesitant, but chose the miso Ramen with the rich soup base and chashu. The soup had lots of flavour (maybe a bit too much garlic mixture), but it is a bit too greasy for me. There were little floating fat bits in the soup. I'm sure that the regular would be less oily so I will order that instead on my next future visit. The portion was really big and I got very full after consuming 3/4 of the bowl. I took my time finishing.

Here is my hubby's order with the combo of chashu don (rice bowl) and same miso ramen noodles. He couldn't finish the rice bowl so we had it packed. That was also enough for his next day's lunch.

My rating: 5 stars