Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hachimaki Ramen

Have been hearing a lot of comparison on society between several ramen places in Jakarta who served the best ramen. Being in love recently with Ikkousha's ramen led me to try Hachimaki for the first time.

Wednesday night, the place was not crowded but people were coming in continuously during our dinner. The interior was dominated with red and white color with artificial bamboo as part of the decor. Place was not spacious but they do have outdoor and second floor.

Looking at the menu, they have many varieties from ramen, bento set, udon, yakisoba and ala carte dishes. That night, I ordered Karai ramen (38k) where we can choose level of spiciness. I chose level 2 and hubby chose level 8. I saw one side of the wall was covered with pictures of customers while eating the ramen with crazy level of spiciness. One man picture's were framed due to highest level of spiciness he ate, level 57! Sick! 
My mom chose Tonkotsu miso ramen (38k) which was mild and less spicy compared to Karai ramen. It came with half of cooked boiled egg, two slices of pork and mushrooms. My brother ordered Karaage ramen (35k) which was more regular compared to others as it only came with 3pcs of Karaage without any eggs nor mushrooms. 

Karai Ramen
Tonkotsu Miso Ramen

Karaage Ramen

We also ordered Chuka Kurage (28k), a plate of jelly fish. It was too mushy, I prefer some crunchiness in it. Gyoza (20k) was also on the table that night, I didn't really like it. It was sort of tasteless and the skin was too thick.

Overall it was not bad, the ramen texture was firm and savory, more like Chinese noodle than Japanese which was smooth and softer. Although it wasn't my personal favorite, but Hachimaki can be another good option for Ramen lovers.

Hachimaki Ramen
Ruko Cordoba Blok A 19
Pantai Indah kapuk
North Jakarta
Ph. +6221 56983422

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