Hey guys, your ramen girl is back! You may have noticed the lack of ramen posts here but that doesn’t mean that I’m no longer a ramen monster. I still get my ramen fix and already tried Ramen Nagi, Mitsuyado Sei-Men, and Hanamaruken Ramen. I promise to write about them and let me start with Hanamaruken Ramen in Trinoma.
I think yesterday was our 5th visit in Hanamaruken Ramen in Trinoma. We dined here with our friends on its opening month, the succeeding visits were with my family to have our ramen fix.
Hanamaruken Ramen is a franchise from Osaka, Japan. It was created by a family of butchers in 1982. It is a subsidiary of the Arakawa Pork Company, a reputable supplier of high-quality meat in Osaka, Japan. Hence, it not only brings the flavors of Osaka through its ramen but also with its meat.
Our usual order: shoyu-based ramen for Jeff, spicy ramen for me, and a rice bowl for Ate Rose.
I had Curry Tan Tan Mien because the spiciness is just right unlike the Spicy Tobanjan Ramen which I had on my previous visit. It has a tonkotsu-based broth with curry and sesame paste. It’s a rich broth and it’s flavorful. Each sip has that rich curry and sesame flavor with a hint of spice.
Jeff likes shoyu- or soy sauce-based broth that’s why he always order this Salary Man Ramen. Named after the working class in Japan, this humble dish packs in a lot of flavor from its meat and its light broth. It’s also a tonkotsu-based broth but less milky than other tonkotsu broths we tried. The meat is pork shoulder which is very tender you can tear it apart just by poking your chopsticks. If you want your meat with a bit of fat, get the Chasyu Ramen instead, same broth but with pork belly.
Check out the other ramen places I’ve tried:
- Ajisen Ramen
- Genya Tonkotsu Ramen
- Ramen Yushoken
- Ryu Ramen & Curry
- Taisho Ramen
- Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
- Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
Ate Rose is a rice-kind of girl that’s why she always get her fill of Drunk Man Rice Bowl. Just look at that rice bowl, it will surely take your hang-over away. Bite-size pieces of braised pork belly, two runny eggs on top of steaming white rice, and sprinkles of chili will surely awaken your senses.
You can order Aji Tamago on the side. I like my egg yolks runny so it’s a hit or miss whenever we have this at Hanamaruken.
Overall, Hanamaruken Ramen is a place to go for authentic ramen at an affordable price. Each serving is huge, it’s so tempting to share a bowl of ramen but it’s a no-no in the etiquette of eating ramen. Make sure to specify how you like your noodles, sometimes it’s soggy just like our noodles yesterday.
Their signature bowl is Signature Happiness Ramen but I’m already eating with my source of happiness 🙂 But be sure to try this one too when you dine at Hanamaruken because they only serve 20 bowls of this per day.
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