Are you wondering why Japanese food stalls nowadays are so varied and abundant? Have you ever thought of Indonesian history when being invaded by Japan until 1945? Well, perhaps because of this chronicle, it has quite a connection about the existence of Japan through food and culture in present time.
At The Flavor Bliss Alam Sutera, the venue of this food stall is separated by outdoor (which means smoking area) and indoor dining style. If wanting to enjoy your meal with the hanging Japanese lantern, choosing the outdoor area will be great. But, if you prefer the AC on while having the meal, you had better get inside.
Most of Japanese restaurants in Indonesia prefer to have their kitchen open, so the visitors can take a look of how the chefs make the dish. You can gaze through the kitchen station if choosing the outdoor area.
This is the entrance of the indoor dining style emblazoned with cherry blossoms, symbolizing the iconic country of Japan as well as the interior of Japanese dining style. Feels like you are in Japan for a couple of minutes. As I prefer pork ramen instead of chicken, my choice is Ikkudo’s Buta Kara menu.
On each table, the waiter / waitress will provide several condiments to choose while enjoying the ramen. Perhaps this is like at Indonesian restaurants of providing these complements, huh? I did not try both shredded chili types, so I choose garlic instead.
This is it! My oh-so-yummy-look ramen on the table in just a few minutes. Two sliced eggs, several thin-sliced pork with Japanese type of chili sauce, brownish nori-like stuff and the straight-thin noodle inside the pork broth. The chili sauce is very spicy, but it makes you feel more alive while having it. The pork itself is pretty tender and juicy, just like in paradise.
It will be more perfect if you add another condiments such as chili powder or pepper to enhance the taste. But, I suggest you to not add them too much unless you can survive its unbearable spiciness for a few minutes. Oh, the noodle itself can be customized either straight or curly one. As you are at Japanese restaurant, try to choose the straight one.
For the scores, all I can think about is all these.
- Taste: 90 / 100
- Service: 85 / 100
- Price: 80 / 100
- Ambiance: 95 / 100
- Food Presentation: 85 / 100
A bowl of Ikkudo’s Buta Kara is worth IDR 53,800,- excluded the 10% tax. Unfortunately, you will not find any wi-fi access while being here. Quite standard for the price of ramen, though.