Sunday, 30 October 2016

Tonkotsu Ramen Restaurant - London Blackfriars

Well I was supposed to blog a lot this month... buuuut I ended up being so busy at the end of this month, so I didn't have time to do anything. Saturday over. Sunday I'm back in action, although I had to do some spring cleaning... More spring cleaning to go.

On one of my Pokémon Go walkabouts (I really wanted to evolve my Margikarp ASAP) I decided I wanted to try this place Tonkotsu. I've tried waiting for Miss Pinky to tag along but she's never had the time or remembered to go and find it. :( So a geeky decision was made to go and try it since I was in the Thames area. If you see Wagamama then you're almost there, Tonkotsu is in the next street. 

It seemed like a very quiet Sunday and I think it was past the lunchtime rush hour. There were already a few customers there but looked like they were almost done. 

I made a final decision on the food I wanted. I also ordered half a pint of Kirin beer, they don't sell Asahi. Oh well. Prefer the sweet beer anyway.

Woooow at this chicken karaage. They looked kind of plain, but in actual fact it really tasted nice! I think they used chicken thigh. It was nice and juicy on the inside... I could have ate loads of these. I made a soy sauce and chilli oil dip. Wished they had some Japanese mayo to go with it. ^_^ Nice crunchy outer layer and juicy chicken worked really well here. Defo recommend this!!!

I had the Tonkotsu ramen and also ordered some extra chashu (I was completely hungry after the 3 hour walk I had!). This was awesome. Different creamy texture to the other ramen places. The soup is on the salty side but has that same aftertaste you get from all the ramen stores. Can't explain what that aftertaste is. The chasu was very enjoyable. They are thickly cut not like some places where they give you a very very thin slice. I couldn't bite through it though and had to eat each slice in whole. ¬_¬"". 

I actually enjoyed it! Think I would go here again if anywhere else was busy for a bowl of ramen. Too bad I didn't finish the soup but I had my beer and more walking to get on with. ^_^

My afternoon meal... tried to make that chicken karaage last for a long time...

Gochisosama deshita! ^_^

Total came to £21.80. Worth it for the soup!

My geeky rating: 5/5

Good points:
- Polite service
- Loved the thick cut chashu slice
- Soup is creamy and actually ok
- Enjoyed the chicken a lot!!!!

Bad points:
- Nothing that I can think of... only the choice of beer! Where's the Asahi?!

Website: http://www.tonkotsu.co.uk/page/home


Here's some pictures from my walk...

I rarely walk on the north side of the Thames. It was quite magnificent to see The Shard reflecting the clouds and blue skies. Very pretty indeed!

A guy playing the trumpet in Southbank... ^_^

There were a bunch of rollerbladers. Not sure what was happening that day!

Back to work tomorrow... A whole day of going in between places... It's going to be another exhausting week... :p 

I hope you've all turned back your clocks... I think the time change has made me exhausted. Back to sleep I go. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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