Hajimemashite! meaning How do you do? 

Dining at a Japanese Restaurant just make me want to visit Japan more, I really miss my childhood days back when we will go on vacation to Japan with great food and the kawaii stuffs. 

It's funny when people I just met thought that my husband's last name is Kawasaki and I was formerly Ms. Rivera, so just to inform everyone is the other way around. Lol! I can still understand a little bit of Japanese as being half and half and growing up going on vacation in Japan every year, I even tried to study in a Japanese language school here in the Philippines but I guess if you do not really use the language you will just forget about it.  Nope, we do not own the Kawasaki Motorcycle or Company but how I really wish we did. 

I was invited to have a food tasting at IKKORYU FUKUOKA RAMEN in Rockwell last August 23, Friday for dinner. There was a lot of people dining at the time and it was really full house with long line waiting. We are so much grateful that we have been still accommodated for some fun food tasting. 

Thank you so much Director Kenji Komuro and Riza  Arigatou Gozaimashita
Ramen is a Japanese staple and considered Soul food by young and old alike in Japan and all over the world.

Tonkotsu Ramen, a very popular regional style of ramen, is a specialty of its origin Kyushu region in Japan. It is characterized by thin, straight noodles in rich creamy pork broth, which is the result of boiling pork bones with several seasonings for many hours to ensure the rich pork extract and hearty flavour.
IKKORYU FUKUOKA RAMEN in Rockwell is small  but I really love the wall painting with a great story and meaning to it. ♥ 
 Itadakimasu! -meaning "Let's Eat" 
 Gyoza (6 pcs)- Dumplings P150
This is a must try! I love the sauce to dip your gyoza on it, soo good, ahhh!!!... It has a tasty dumpling filled with minced pork and chives that has a nicely toasted texture and juicy on the inside.

 Karaage- Fried Chicken P180
It's crispy and the meat is juicy!
Ajitama Tonkotsu P380
Topped with a special half-boiled egg that is fully marinated with a special blended soy sauce base.
(Chef's Recommendation)
My personal favorite 
Upon ordering the Ramen noodles, You will be asked if you want your noodles soft, medium, hard or very hard? Yup, as for me I like it Al dente. 
 Black Garlic Tonkutso P380
Tonkutso soup mixed with special roast garlic oil.
My least favorite, it was just not my liking for my taste buds but it was definitely the best seller! If you love garlic and enjoy strong flavors in your ramen then I would recommend this! 
Spicy Tobanjan Tonkotsu P380
Ramen with spicy Tobanjan paste, resulting in an absolutely appetizing and wholesome flavour.
My second favorite, If you love spicy foods like me, then you will surely enjoy and love this!

Gochisou sama deshita  

If you want your ramen more enjoyable here are some tips:

STEP 1. Once ramen is served, inhale rich aroma of tonkotsu soup wafting out from the bowl. It must be most appetizing moment!

STEP 2. Gently scoop up soup with spoon and take a first sip. Pause and take a moment to enjoy truly indulgent taste of tonkotsu soup.

STEP 3. Start tasting noodle. Fully dip the noodles into tonkotsu soup, and slurp it up! Noise of slurping "zu zu zu..." sounds are considered courteous in Japanese custom.

STEP 4.For more authentic CHIKUHO local way of eating, lightly powder grained sesame seeds and/or add a little of red ginger pickles into soup. This finely spices up a bowl to make the experience even more exquisite.

STEP 5.After finishing the noodles, put rice into soup to enjoy the last pleasurable drops of the soup!

I will definitely would like to eat here again soon! In fact it took me awhile to do the review because I was really craving for some more. For me, Ikkoryu has one of the best ramen noodles in town. Perfect for the rainy season now!

"GOCHISOOSAMA" meaning That was delicious!


What do you think?
What are your favorite(s)?

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  1. Another starving post! Yum!!!! Reading you tips about enjoying ramen made me more hungry :'( I tried Chicken Karaage but from different restaurant, it tastes really good. I love your food reviews, they're usually affordable .. and really looks delicious.

    Loving it!

  2. Yum I love to try this Gyoza & Ajitama Tonkotsu! grabe nakakatakam ang soup ng Ajitama... ;P

  3. Thanks for the tips on how eat Ramen more enjoyable. Wow! meron din pala translation dito sa blog mo,galing naman.

    1. Yup it's from the menu :-) A little japanese I know.

  4. I love Ramen, specially the Tonkatsu Ramen. I used to have a Japanese boss before who doesn't know how to speak Tagalog or even English so I tried to study Japanese Language. I can understand few words or some sentences but can't speak Japanese fluently.
    Hope to try this restaurant too. Oishisō!

    1. That's great to know :-) Yes you should try it! It is Oishi! ♥

  5. hahaha I tot that way too..i was looking closely pa last time sa pic ng hubby mo and thinking if mukha ba xang hapon,hahahs. no wonder u have a beautiful white skin before u have a japanese blood pala... btw, without tasting it yet i think i wud love Spicy Tobanjan Tonkotsu,simply bec it's spicy lol.. really love spicy foods... especially spicy ramen..

    1. Lol @Kristine :) Yes I love spicy foods too. Thank you!

    2. until now natatawa pa rin ako, binabalik balikan ko tlga ung pic nyo ni hubby mo..

  6. GOCHISOOSAMA! hihi. My classmate always boast about ramen. She loves to visit a Korean store here and she always talk about it. Haha. Now this post made me more curious to try RAMEN. Looking forward to taste this dish. :D

  7. I need to visit this restaurant as soon as possible! I'm a Japanese and this is really perfect for me! I agree Ms. Rochelle, lots of kawaii stuffs in Japan! ^^

    Followed via bloglovin and twitter by the way. ^^

  8. Wow, I love Japanese food! Nakakagutom naman yung ramen! Hope I can visit this resto!


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