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 for you.
Menya Itto is a popular ramen shop in Tokyo consistently ranked on Tabelog as one of Japan’s best ramen. You can also enjoy it in Bangkok at Gaysorn Tower (Level 3).
The ramen is freshly made daily.
Signature Chashu Itto Tsukemen [385฿] – 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.
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.
Chashu Shio Ramen with XO Sauce [310฿] – 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 lack wholesome umami but is also easy on the stomach.
Chashu Noko Gyokai Ramen [265฿] – Looking for something in between Tsukemen and Shio Ramen? Go for Noko Gyokai ramen. The soup is thick and creamy filled with the essence of chicken and seafood soup with scallop oil.
Gyoza (5pcs) [100฿] – The gyoza here is also one of its signatures not to be missed. The skins are made fresh daily and the filling is juicy like xiaolongbao.
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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