Bangkok is famous for its depth and quality of Japanese restaurants. If you have been avoiding ramen because of the greasy broth, Menya Itto is the place to go.

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Menya Itto is a popular ramen shop in Tokyo and consistently ranked #1 on Tabelog as Japan’s best ramen. You can also enjoy it in Bangkok at the basement of Erawan Building beside Erawan Shrine.

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The ramen is freshly made daily.

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Signature Chashu Itto Tsukemen [350฿] – This is not your typical ramen but a cold dipping noodle. The cold noodles are served with a condensed soup made from chicken, Japanese dried fish, sakura-ebi, fried Hokkaido scallops and braised for more than 18 hours. The end product is an ultimate umami thick broth, which you should not drink on its own.

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The right way to eat it is to dip the cold noodles into the thick broth. This style of ramen is different from what we are used to, but once you try it, you wouldn’t want to have it any other way.

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Chashu Shio Ramen [280฿] – This is the authentic Tokyo style ramen using thin noodles in a clear “Assari” chicken soup flavoured with dried seafood, Japanese sea salt and scallop oil. We love the clear consomme-like broth that doesn’t not lack wholesome unami but was also easy on the stomach.

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Seasonal Beef Shio Ramen [550฿] – The soup is made with grass-fed beef bones and the beef chasu is a smoked pastrami made in-house using US Beef.

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Gyoza (5pcs) [90฿] – The gyoza here is done on point, a good complement with your ramen.

The next time you are in town suffering from a Ramen craving, remember Menya Itto.

[Bangkok] Menya Itto

This was an invited media tasting. As always, all reviews and opinions are entirely my own.

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