Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sengoku Noodle

If most of the ramen in town were franchised mostly from Japan, Sengoku Noodle set their foot at the busy dining district of Pantai Indah Kapuk as the authentic Japanese ramen franchised from Seattle, USA. They opened few days earlier than Ikkudo Ichi, one of the busiest ramen shop in North Jakarta, located at the same streets, even Sengoku had a much more better location yet their crowd was nothing compare to Ikkudo. I actually found out about this place first before I got to know Ikkudo, but something about Ikkudo attracts me more, I'm not sure whether it was the line of congratulations flowers, the better marketing selling point or the fact they took more effort on the design concept. Whatever it is, it took me in a non eagerly way to finally tried Sengoku.

It was a late afternoon in a particular Sunday, I was driving to my mom's house when I passed Sengoku and saw empty crowd, like zero person... in a Sunday. I parked my car and decided to just give it a shot. I didn't step inside and chose to sit at their outdoor area. The design was modest, nothing special to be highlighted. The waiter handed me a piece of laminated paper with choices of their menu which was limited. There were five choices of ramen with two types of broth, chicken and pork. Tonkotsu, Shoyu, Shoyu Tonkotsu, Miso and Tampopo ramen. I chose Tonkotsu ramen (38k), came with two slices of charsu, one tamago, mushrooms and green onions.

When I first saw the broth, it appeared to me it look sort of like Chinese herbal soup with the brown oily type. My first sip, it was not addictive but it turns out to be quite okay. A bit different with most of Tonkotsu soup I ever tasted, this one weirdly felt more herbal or I don't know maybe I was wrong but that's how I tasted it. The soup was light and not too condense, charsu was ok and I quite like the tamago, almost perfect half boiled egg.

In conclusion, It was not disappointing. I didn't regret my visit, it was good to know and it did taste okay, but with all the so many stronger contenders in ramen world, I'm not sure I'll be back for second visit unless some improvements were made.    

Sengoku Noodle
Rukan Crown Golf Blok A No. 9
Pantai Indah Kapuk
North Jakarta
Ph. +6221 83406717
Opening hours:
Mon - Thu: 10am - 10pm
Fri - Sun: 11am - 11pm


elvina febriani said...

kuahnya encer kan vy.. not my favorite tp emang masih okelah.. cmn kalah aj klo dibandingin tmpt2 ramen lainnya..

Ivy said...

Yup bener.. Ga bs dibilang ga enak cmn kaya lo bilang kalah klo mau banding sama ramen lain. Pdhl kata tmn g di amrik rame bgt lho ini. Di sono namanya samurai yah klo ga salah inget.

Andy Tjhin said...

gw ud nyoba sampe 2 kali dan kata gw enak... ya ga tw ya klo dtempat gimana...

soalnya gw makan d IKOUSHA ga enak...

ya tapi balik lagi selera dan lidah orang kan beda-beda...