Sunday, February 3, 2013
Tsurukamedou, a Hakata style tonkotsu ramen chain in Japan opens the first branch in Jakarta last November. I have been waiting for couple of months before I made my trip to Jakarta this weekend, picked up by a best friend and went straight to their place in Taman Ratu - Greenville, Western of Jakarta. I am not able to give the exact direction since I am not really familiar with this neighborhood, but you will find this authentic ramen shop on the main street packed with various kind of restaurants.
The authentic looks of wooden interior, and as clean as you would expect from a Japanese restaurant with their great service, as well as the 'irrashaimase' greeting to get you seated with their warm hospitality and smiles.
We came for an early dinner, ordered Tonkotsu ramen and Tori shisen ramen and we got all we expected from a dense broth of tonkotsu to the super tender charsu, the pure rich taste of an authentic Japanese ramen! My tonkotsu ramen served with slices of charsu, half a tamago, bamboo shoot and nori, while the tori shisen comes in a little bit spicy red broth and topped with bean sprout.
This is the best ramen in town, or even the best in this country perhaps...
I couldn't find their web but found their facebook page Tsurukamedou