Ramen hunting night@Asakusa, Tokyo

Finally back to Asakusa! Based on many food bloggers reviewing on several delicious ramen joints in this area. Tonight..We shall put it to the test! 

First up, the ramen shop just outside B Conte Hotel!

I’m not used to paying up first for my meal using a vending machine but many places collect the payment from customers this way. I guess it is to prevent workers from dealing with money. You can see the green and blue coloured paying machine from the photo.

There was no address card for this shop. If you are around this area, just go to B Conte Hotel. It is located just a few metres away from the hotel.

This ramen shop is known to serve very delicious ramen at the cheapest price within the city… And it truly was the cheapest meal I had throughout the entire trip. A bowl of ramen at 680 yen! The shop can only accommodate a max of 8-10 people. 

You will sit by the kitchen bar table and eat your meal while seeing the chefs in action.

Gotta say my tastebud is truly Malaysian at heart. Clear broths are not really a big thing for me. And this ramen style tastes like a typical wan tan noodle soup with a slight twist in the flavour, adding in a slice of stewed pork and seaweed. Essentially, wan tan noodles to me. 

Satisfaction rate: so so. However the price was truly economical. The cheapest meal I had in the entire week. But taste wise..Malaysian wan tan noodles still rock it!

Still reluctant to cross off the check list for ramen even after this bowl…We went hunting for the gluttony version, Tonkotsu ramen!

Just around the corner, lies another popular ramen shop specialising in Tonkotsu style ramen. Again, I paid for my meal through a vending machine before I was served with my meal.

This shop was located by the main road of the Asakusa area.

We sat by the kitchen bar table again, just to kepoh watch the chefs in action. One thing about the Japanese people, sheer focus in everything they do. They cook every bowl with so much focus and precision. And it is the same thing I see everywhere I go.

This bowl was above 1000 yen, pricier but the broth was thickened, full of flavours and a little spicy, but I added a lot more chilli flakes in. Hearing everyone in the shop slurping out loudly like everyone is part of the symphony..I joined in slurping as loud as I could. The chef seemed pleased haha!

We dropped by the local supermarket and loaded up with more strawberries. This time, I grabbed along a tub of strawberry yogurt.

When we headed back to B Conte, I chopped these delicious reddish rubies into cubes and mixed them with the strawberry yogurt. 

Yummiest dessert ever! Hats down! We ended the night strawberry high. 

Excited for tomorrow..It is time for Tsukiji round 2 ! Marketing time!

Must-have Ipoh desserts@Funny Mountain & Nàm Heong Kopitiam

Right after Lucky restaurant, we zoomed back into town, for some facial pampering time…. With taufoofar! It was blazing hot by noon, and we were grateful that Funny Mountain has this drive-through system. Comfort of this smooth, pearl like shining taufoofar without having to leave your car seat. Some say the beauty of Ipoh girls and their smooth skin came from the water, and taufoofar of Ipoh town. 

I’m way overdue this remedy, but hehehe. At least my tummy was overjoyed!

Address:

Funny Mountain Soya Bean & Tau Foo Far,

49, Jalan Theatre,

Ipoh.

For more yummy tau foo far stories from my hometown, 70km away from Ipoh, you can look at my older post here:

http://foodventura.com/2008/04/tau-foo-fahawker-center-taiping/

Yes, it was almost noon. And yes, tau foo far was swimming inside me tummy. But teeheehee. Gluttony calls!

The Koreans really loved the 3-in-1 Old Town White Coffee and they will drop by the shops to buy them back to Korea. 

Well, since we were here in Ipoh, why not get the real deal? We went off to Nam Heong Kopitiam to “tapao” the iced coffee packs and egg tarts. The icey cold creamy sweet white coffee was perfect for the 35 degree heat outside. Coupled by the golden eggy creamy deliciousness scooped and baked inside the fluffy layer of puff pastry. 

Ok…we seriously need to head to lunch now! The breakfast episode must really close now. *BURPS*

Address :

Nam  Heong Kopitiam,

2, Jalan Bandar Timah,

30000, Ipoh, Perak.

Opening hours: 7.30am – 4.00 pm