We’re always game for a bowl of noodles, wherever they’re from as long as the basics are there–noodles, delicious broth and a range of toppings! A dish that comes to mind is Japanese ramen with its flavorful broth full of umami, smooth and slightly chewy noodles and the huge selection of toppings. There’s no need to book a flight to Japan because here are five great ramen places in Macau for you to satiate those Japanese noodle cravings!
Sio Seng Hin Ramen
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Sio Seng Hin Ramen in Nam Van offers hot bowls filled with steamy broth, succulent pork belly, and mouth-watering noodles. Could it possibly be the developed flavors of the broth or the bounciness of the handmade ramen noodles? Or maybe it’s the toppings of the succulent pork, soft-boiled egg, and seasonings that make it a perfect combination? Typically, a server would take your order but in many ramen spots, you are in charge of your own order. Order slips are provided for every table and you just circle your preferences. Choose how you want your noodles or whether you prefer original pork bone, spicy pork bone or their special broth! You can also choose the texture of your noodles, level of spiciness and extra toppings such as extra pork, udon (served after one round) or Japanese egg. We love adding in pork belly and their secret sauce, with a little garlic, green onion, and black fungus. Don’t forget to add an extra side of dumplings. Yum!
Oni Maru Asura
Tucked away from the busy streets of Rua do Campo, next to Communal Table, Oni Maru Asuraserves amazing raw beef ramen. No reason to fret at the raw meat on top of your ramen. The thinly sliced beef will cook in your steaming hot broth in just a matter of minutes. Just like hotpot in a bowl! We like adding some sesame seeds on top for a nuttier taste. Discover an array of authentic toppings from tender pork cha siu to a perfectly delicate soft egg or fresh garlic that will take your ramen bowl to the next level.
If you want to experience an authentic and fun way of eating Japanese noodles, you can try Ramen Kouji’s Dip Noodles. Dip noodles aren’t like traditional ramen because the hot pork with dried fish broth and noodles with toppings are served in separate bowls. The broth is much stronger than typical noodle soups because you aren’t meant to gulp it down. Well, you can but the flavor is typically too salty on its own. To eat, you pick up few strands of noodles with your chopsticks, dip them into the soup, then slurp away. To find this ramen spot, at the end of Filipino Street in San Ma Lo area, walk straight ahead from ANAK Philippine Bread. The area is reminiscent of the narrow streets of noodle shops in Japan which really sets the scene. They also have a second branch in Taipa area located near Cuppa Coffee.
Furu Furu is located in Patio de Chon Sau, a hidden artsy side in the heart of the older streets of Macau. This place offers toppings such as Alaskan king crab leg, Argentinian red shrimp and more. Try their Furu Furu Combo which includes everything—lobster, wagyu beef, red shrimp, king crab leg and pork belly. Select a soup base from three choices—creamy lobster miso soup, extra thick lobster miso soup or original pork broth. Then, choose the texture of your choice of ramen or udon. You can order snacks from their other branches like Hencredible and beverages from One Creative Cafe that serves Yakult and soda drinks, fresh fruit and vegetable juices. Check out their other cool cafes here.
Why not try Japanese ramen and souffle pancakes at the same time? Ichiryu Cafe offers three choices of Gyokai (fish broth) signature ramen, Gyokai shoyu (soy sauce broth that is more common and tends to be light), Gyokai shio (typically very light and easy to enjoy), and spicy shoyu ramen. They also serve hot tea drinks such as furano lavender tea, cool drinks like sakura cola, vanilla ice cream cola, and sangria apple juice. They also serve souffle pancakes that are airy, fluffy and delicious.