Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ramen Republic - Sapporo

One of the 'must eats' in Hokkaido is Ramen. After an intense my-first-snowboarding-session where my body refused to move, we dragged ourself to Ramen Republic, a conglomeration of Ramen Shops in the ESTA building, right near the JR station. Yes - it's a tourist trap... but at that moment in time, we were dying for yummy noodles. The famous noodles in Sapporo seem to be either miso, shoyu (soy sauce) and shio (salt) based soups. After picking a place out of the range of restaurants (just the one with the most tourists lining up), we were given a mortar of sesame seeds. This grinder was amazing! This device allowed for lightweight, non-energy needing, lightning speed of grinding the sesame seeds, leaving super aromatic smelling sesame flavour.
Hubby ordered the miso ramen with the most rost pork and egg as possible. The roast pork was deliciously succulent and the egg just magnificent. The soup base was also really tasty, flavoursome and aromatically porky and miso-y.
bbq pork and egg miso ramen
I tourist-trapped myself even more and ordered what the tourists tend to order - butter corn miso ramen. ZOMG YUM! The corn was sweet. The butter melted into the miso soup, making it so super super tasty (and unhealthy). I had to add an egg to it myself, and luckily I did so - the egg was super deliciousness~ 
butter corn miso ramen
Sure, it's not the bestest ramen we've had, but it definitely wasn't a bad one following an intense noob snowboarding session! :)

Food - 7.5/10
Service - 7/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 28.5/40

Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku (Ramen Republic)
10th Floor ESTA building
near JR Sapporo Station

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