巨二麵堂 Kyoni Ramen

巨二麵堂 Kyoni Ramen
西環高街29號高宏閣地下
G/F, Ko Wang Court, 29 High Street, Western District

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There are so many new eateries in High St, it’s really hard to keep up. A few weeks ago Kyoni Ramen opened with much fanfare, and very soon, another Hong Kong institution Czarina will be open on High St.

People keeps saying Hong Kong ramen is not that great compared to Japan. Well duh, ramen came from Japan – but compared to Australia, Hong Kong ramen are mostly sensational.

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I ordered the oxtail shio (salt) ramen $100 and added $44 for Gyoza and drink. The oxtail ramen was super tender, although it’s not super flavoursome, there is a dollop of garlic cream to make it interesting. The soup base was nice and peppery. Kyoni Ramen also departs from the traditional ramen condiments in place of cracked pepper only. Very interesting.

Most importantly the noodles and the egg. The egg was cooked to perfection and was flavoursome. The noodles are the wriggly ones that I love, but sadly it was overcooked so it was a bit limp and soggy.

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This is the Gyoza from the set meal. The meat and veggies are all mushed up together and the skin was a bit hard and chewy. The soy vinegar sauce wasn’t that great either which was a bit of a disappointment.

Overall, the service was quite good and I am happy to give 巨二麵堂 Kyoni Ramen another go, but will certainly ask for more al dente noodles next time. 7/10