A bowl full of flavor, broth tender noodles, miso, soy, pork, chicken, nori, bamboo, etc., are some of the ingredients that characterize the ramen that Takumi Tonkotsu Ramen makes with special care. A project that began to haunt the minds of Mr. Saeki and Mr. Okada in 1995 when they first met in Amsterdam, where they worked together. After several years with this dream, Mr. Ishida joined the world of noodles and ramen in Sapporo Nishiyama Seimen. 2011 is when they opened the first Takumi in Amsterdam with a recipe that they have managed to perfect.
Ramen continues to invade cities around the world, and this traditional Japanese soup is the favorite of many today. There are several versions of ramen depending on the region of Japan, and each one has its own recipe. In Takumi Tonkotsu Ramen they are based specifically on the pork-based broth, which takes more than 10 hours of preparation. However, they have more than 14 ramen recipes. The most traditional of the Takumi house is the chicken that requires 12 hours of preparation – it has become the emblem of this project.
The menu has different dishes and options, but the main dish is their ramen. Among some of the starters are the Okonomi Gyoza with mayo sauce and Otatuku, or Spicy Okonomi Gyozas. The specials are the pork broth ramen or the Tonkotsu ramen. Many choose from the Mala Ajitama Tonkotsu Ramen, and those that love spice pair it with grilled pork, which is soft and juicy. Another favorite is the Buta-Tama Tonkotsu Ramen with thin strips of pork. For chicken lovers you can choose the Spicy Teriyaki Miso, which is a little spicy and has the characteristic flavor of miso.
It also has two vegetarian options among the ramen. The Takumi Tonkotsu Ramen ramen has a very balanced balance between the strong flavor of the broth, the varied toppings and the soft and delicate noodles.
A very colorful place, with typical Japanese lanterns hanging all over the space and advertising posters along the walls. There, among the color and information is in a small, nearly hidden sleeve, with the story of how Takumi Tonkotsu Ramen has been created. The small details and the flavors of each dish make this place an must-visit in Barcelona.
Hours: Everyday from 12:30 – 17:00 and 19:00 – 23:00.
Average Price: 20 €.
Text: Aguasanta Robert.
Photos: Andrea Invierno