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Ramen is still in fashion

By | 23 October, 2017 | 0 comments

How long does a gastronomic trend last for? The sushi trend ran out a few years ago, as did the Turkish cuisine one, and Chinese restaurants have seen better days. However, new Asian dishes such as ramen have arrived to maintain the hegemony of oriental cuisine. What is ramen exactly? Ramen is a Japanese dish which has thick noodles, normally udon, in a bowl of miso soup with added ingredients mixed in. Ramen can be meat or fish accompanied by a boiled egg and Asian vegetables such as bamboo.

So where can you find a good bowl of ramen? Chuka Ramen Bar, at number 9 on the charismatic street Calle Echegaray, is an interesting option. The bar looks like a traditional Japanese tavern, true to the ‘chuka’ concept and Japanese cuisine. They say that their ramen is the best in Madrid. You have to go and see for yourself because they also have some delicious bao. This is one of those places whose main virtue, success, is also its downfall, as it is best not to go during peak hours.

Hattori Hanzo, behind Gran Vía, is another medium-high end option, serving delicious hot Japanese specialities. In regards to the ramen, they take particular care of three elements: the broth, the noodles and the extra ingredients, especially the chashu (sliced pork belly) and the egg.

You will also like Lamian, on Plaza de los Mostenses, close to Gran Vía. They call themselves the “authentic ramen tavern”, so you can expect a high degree of self-demandingness. At first sight, the place is cosy, pleasant with its soft lines and excellent value for money. As well as the ramen, we recommend that you try their chilli crab or the duck in Korean sauce. You are going to love it!

Asia en el plato

Categories: Madrid Restaurantes