There are only three Michelin-starred ramen restaurants in the entire world, and they are all in Tokyo. We in Hong Kong are lucky enough to have TWO of these restaurants also choose to open one or more locations in Hong Kong.
The first ever Michelin-starred ramen in Tokyo (and the world) was Tsuta. The truffle shoyu ramen from Tsuta in Hong Kong is probably my favorite ramen in Hong Kong. When we used to live in Tsim Sha Tsui, I used to go all the time.
The second Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, Nakiryu, is not in Hong Kong . . . yet. The third, Konjiki Hotogisu, opened in Hong Kong in the glitzy IFC Mall in December of 2019.
Konjiki Hototogisu is best known for its clam-based pork bone broth, which is lighter and more clear than the thick milky tonkotsu broths.
The ramen is delicious. The broth was flavorful, the noodles were “al dente”, and all in all it was an excellent bowl of ramen. I still have a soft spot for Tsuta, which is still my favorite in Hong Kong, but this one is also quite good.
A second location has just opened in October 2020 in Festival Walk. Now ramen lovers on both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon can have easy access to this delicious ramen from Japan, even if they can’t travel to Tokyo right now.
This is one of many posts that are part of the Eating in Hong Kong During Covid Times challenge of writing 50 posts in 50 days, mostly about Hong Kong. Head over to that link to see a list of all posts in this series.