Hakata Gensuke - Carlton (Invited)

Saturday, April 06, 2019 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Hakata Gensuke is the number one brand for Japanese ramen in Melbourne. I was invited in by the owner to their exclusive opening night, a day before their grand opening weekend. It's not a secret that I love Hakata Gensuke so much and I gladly declared that it is my favourite ramen in town. When my friend called me and tell me he's actually opening a branch of Hakata Gensuke at Carlton, I was surprised and very much excited.

Hakata Gensuke Carlton is special, they are the only one that served 'Yatai' ramen. Made uniquely for the branch. “Yatai”, means open air food stands, the symbol of Fukuoka which is the origin of Hakata Tonkotsu ramen, a humble bowl of noodles that loved by all local Hakata people.

The menu are minimal, expected from Hakata Gensuke. I already love their Gyoza, thin skin but does not break easily, as well as juicy meat inside. This is the first time, I tried Chicken Karaage. Love them too, crispy skin but not oily and comes with flavourful salt. Yum!

I tried three types ramen; Yatai Tonkotsu which is their original broth, Black Yatai and Shoyu Yatai. Shoyu is exclusive to their store, none other Hakata Gensuke in Melbourne served it. I like the original the most, still creamy but no overwhelmingly rich. Shoyu is recommended who likes lighter palate and Black is for who prefer richer taste.

There's also God Fire which is their spicy ramen, where you can pick the level of spiciness you want. I brought my kid with me on the day so I did not try this but next time I definitely would. Honestly, I already crave for some more ramen, right about now.

Hakata Gensuke Yatai Ramen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Hakata Gensuke
+6139078 4819
126 Lygon St
Carlton VIC 3053