I heard so much about this place, and since I am always in search for a good ramen place in Hong Kong, I dragged sc's ass to give this high-end ramen joint a try.
Mind you, sc and I aren't exactly fond of, nor fit the term high-end very well :P
What happens when we put an iPhone freak + 3G Internet access + not-knowing-what-to-order together?
You get SC browsing openrice.com to see did others order and what did they love.
We are suckers for meal sets, so we went for their lunch sets, a bowl of ramen + a side dish.
The side dishes...
Gyoza (Japanese dumplings)...they're ok, nothing out of the ordinary.
My favorite, karaage (deep fried chicken), flavorful and crispy, but you get good karaage very easily in Hong Kong. So, again, nothing special.
Are we paying high prices for a bunch of nothing-specials?
Let's see if their ramen lived up to our high expectation.
The soft bone pork ramen may look ever so humble and ordinary...
...but it is anything but ordinary.
My photograph may not do the noodle justice. It's really wonderfully springy, cooked to perfection. The broth's flavorful, and the pork...
The pork...how tender was it?
A large chunk of it fell right back into the bowl when sc was "posing" it for photographs.
Tender, juicy, beautiful, flavorful, delicious slices of beef.
Don't try to eat the beef too rare, let them "cook" in the broth for a bit and they'll get even more tender, juicy and delicious.
For me, this bowl of ramen absolutely lived up to its high-end price tag (around HK$1xx per lunch set).
Totally worth it!
Wakayama Japanese Restaurant
Unit 3020, 3/F, IFC Mall, IFC Mall, Central
Tel: +852 2295 1221