Normally I am weary of Japanese restaurants with suspicious names like this one- An izakaya isn’t a ramen joint, and a ramen joint isn’t an izakaya. My daughter and I were going to try dimsum across the street at Fu Lam Mum, but alas we found out that they are closed on Tuesdays. Since its already late, we just crossed the street to get some noodles.
Chicken paitan ramen, with five spice roasted chicken leg on the side. Nothing worked in this bowl. The broth was not particularly fragrant. The five spice roasted chicken leg on the side was barely marinated. The flavors were only on the skin. First, should have ordered the regular chicken paitan with chicken slices in the bowl. Second, should have ordered something other than the chicken paitan.
Gyoza that came with the lunch special- skin greasy and limp.
Should have trusted the instincts and went somewhere else. It was quite crowded during late lunch. Nice decor though:
A crowd waiting for the restaurant to open on a Sunday.