Hubby had the miso tsukemen - cold dipping noodles with hot broth (which tasted comforting, with a hint of a sweetish taucheo taste in it). The Sapporo Nishiyama noodles (imported from Hokkaido) were nice and springy. He liked the noodles enough to eat them on their own. But I think the highlight for him was the glass of most refreshing Sapporo draft beer for it was a very hot day.
My tokusen tonkotsu ramen came in a thick, murky soup (extremely salty!) and a layer of oil floating atop. The corn was delicious! But I hated the brown bamboo shoots which had this pungent, unwashed flavour. Hubby also removed his from his dipping broth before he could really enjoy it.
I can't say I truly enjoyed the noodles as the bamboo shoots really negated any good flavour of the soup. Would I go back? Perhaps still. I'd like to try the koumi version of the tsukemen and the other ramen flavours. I'll just have to mandate that the bamboo shoots be left out.
MIHARU SAPPORO RAMEN
The Gallery Hotel
76 Robertson Quay (or is it 1 Nanson Road?) #01-11