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Tonkatsu Ramen in Hong Kong or Shanghai?

AppetiteforChina May 6, 2008 08:04 PM

I'm going to HK this weekend. In addition to Cantonese food, I have a serious craving for really good tonkatsu ramen. It seems like the likeliest place in China to find a good authentic bowl. Can anyone recommend a good spot?

I'll also take suggestions for Shanghai too, since I will be there next week.


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  1. HKTraveler RE: AppetiteforChina May 7, 2008 08:35 AM

    Just to be sure, do you mean tonkatsu (friend pork cutlet) or tongotsu (pork bone soup)? For tongotsu, Sapporo in the Forum of Exchange Square is the best that I have had in HK.

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      klyeoh RE: AppetiteforChina May 7, 2008 07:15 PM

      Try Hyacho Japanese restaurant in Pudong, Shanghai (it's same building as Shanghai Purple Mountain Hotel). The sashimi's great, too, when I dined there last year.

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        AppetiteforChina RE: AppetiteforChina May 9, 2008 05:41 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions so far. I will have to check them out and report back.

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          catraveller1 RE: AppetiteforChina May 12, 2008 06:21 AM

          For Tonkatsu in Shanghai,
          Try a Japanese place in Jingan,
          no English name
          Jiao Zhou Lu 176, phone 6256 8674
          no ramen there, at least not in English part of the menu.

          1. jennjen18 RE: AppetiteforChina Oct 5, 2008 06:26 AM

            Also looking for ramen in HK, but the kind where there's a wad of butter in the soup, yummily melting into the soup before your eyes .... I remember having it once in Quarry Bay somewhere....? Or was that still Tai Koo? It was a little Japanese ramen house tucked away somewhere....

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              Charles Yu RE: jennjen18 Oct 5, 2008 04:28 PM

              Hello Jennjen18! I thought you have left?
              For HK, try the Ramen bar ( Imatei? or something like that) on the 2/F of the Miramar Shopping Plaza, 1 Kimberley Road, TST, Kowloon. Very authentic and good.
              Have fun!

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                jennjen18 RE: Charles Yu Oct 5, 2008 08:13 PM

                Bahaha.. no la ... actually going end of January! But I get so excited just thinking about my trip sometimes that I have tonnes of questions answered before going ... Thanks for the info though. :) And and and, I'm going for 2.5 weeks, and want to maximize eating, so I wanna get all my info sorted out before going ... yes, I'm eager, I know. :P

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                  Charles Yu RE: jennjen18 Oct 6, 2008 10:31 AM

                  Hello again JJ18. Here's the correct name of that Ramen place. Its IPPEI-AN.

                  Website is www.ippeian.com. Better and yummier than any similar Toronto establisments have to offer.

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