Hong Kong isn’t lacking in the ramen department, but when Japan’s first ramen eatery to receive a Michelin star opens in the 852, naturally, you’ve got to try it. Just like in Japan, only a limited 400 bowls of its ramen are available per day at a first come, first served basis, with the Causeway Bay location opening doors at 11.30am daily. On the menu are its signature Shoyu Soba (soy sauce ramen) and Shio Soba (salt ramen), both made with Tsuta’s famed nine-hour, no-MSG dashi, or soup stock, of chicken, fresh clams and dried fish. You’d expect no less from the ramen, made fresh in-store daily using several types of whole wheat and wholegrain flours. What’s more, a dash of special soy sauce, truffle sauce and black truffle oil are added to the Shoyu Soba, while the Shio Soba contains a secret mix of Okinawa sea salt and Mongolian rock salt to enhance the flavours.
By the way, did you know Tsuta’s flagship restaurant in Tokyo broke record time with its five-hour queues? Good luck, folks, and don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Tsuta Hong Kong
G/F V-Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
Tel: 3188 2639