This is finally my last food review post from my previous Miri Weekend Getaway. I had been to a couple of Ajisen Ramen in Shanghai and Nanjing when I visited China in July 2011 and April 2012. Back then, I wasn’t a huge fan of ramen. As a matter of fact, the only food I could think of in Japanese cuisine were sushi and sashimi. But ever since I tried Tatsuta Miso Ramen from Kaizen Sushi Waterfront, I fell in love with ramen. I even told myself that I am gonna try Ippudo in Singapore one day.
Ippudo is one famous restaurant for ramen in many different parts of the world. The nearest Ippudo that we have here in South East Asia are in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (KL). The one in KL was only opened less than two months ago, if I am not wrong. And the queue was extremely long. I had tried the Gyoza Ramen from Excapade Sushi before. But unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectation.
But I got to get my ramen craving fixed last weekend with Alan after our unsuccessful dinner at Sushi King. I wanted to go Ajisen Ramen even before we settled with Sushi King, but Ing said that there is nothing much to eat at Ajisen Ramen. Hahaha … Perhaps she doesn’t know what exactly I wanted to eat at Ajisen Ramen. I am not going there for sushi rolls but ramen! There were lots of varieties on the menu. Took me quite some time to decide what I want to order before settling for their Spicy Cha-Siu Ramen.
Spicy Cha-Siu Ramen | RM15.90
I specifically requested the waitress not to add in bean sprouts in my ramen. And she did the same with Alan’s ramen as well. Not sure if he eats bean sprouts but I don’t remember that he likes them anyways. When the ramen was presented in front of me, I knew for sure this is the kind of ramen with the right kind of broth that I am after. And I was so right.
The broth was extremely flavorful and sweet. The broth was brewed with pork for quite some time. Hence, it was able to make the broth tasting sweet and flavorful. The Cha-Siu were even better. They weren’t hard and dry but super juicy and tender. They melted instantly in your mouth, no need to bother chewing at all. Liked the boiled egg coz the egg yolk was runny. I only managed to finish all the ingredients but not the broth itself. The broth was good but I think it was tad bit spicy for my liking. But of course, it’s not that spicy to the extent that I have fumes coming out from both my ears and nose though.
Customer service at Ajisen Ramen was good. The waitress was friendly to us and our ramen was served promptly after ordering. I wouldn’t mind returning to Ajisen Ramen again when I am in Miri next time. But please be reminded that Ajisen Ramen is not a Halal restaurant as pork is served. If you are wondering the location of Ajisen Ramen, it’s the previous shop lot of Shiki Japanese Restaurant.
Lot 2410, Ground & First Floor,
Boulevard Commercial Centre,
Tel: +6 085 432221