Originally Posted by SField
Curious to hear your opinion on Toto Ramen, please go there if you have time. Compared well to great ramen in Tokyo.
I'm.... actually not the best person to ask, I really don't like ramen actually and whenever I'm in Japan it's like the last thing I ever eat. I've had some 'good' ramen but it just doesn't do it for me.
I LOVE pho, but I like clear broths and the fresh herbs that go in it more than the noodles or the shitty meat. I'd take a light clear broth with lettuce or leafy herbs in it with my lunch or dinner any day of the week. There was that huge Hakata-style tonkotsu stronghold (a la Ippudo) for the past what, 10 or 15 years, there's this new swing of surf n turf soup, pork and bonito or seafood broth, and that I really don't like. I don't know if I will ever come to like any of the styles of ramen that have been popular in my time, tonkotsu, the mixed broth; I like shio (chicken and salt) broth, and I like shoyu, less miso, but those won't be popular again for awhile maybe.
My lady is from Fukuoka (Hakata) and has never eaten ramen before, so go figure.