Friday, June 21, 2013

Butao Ramen 豚王, Revisited ♥ ♥ ♥


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There are too many ramen shops sprouting left and right in Hong Kong, but Butao Ramen remains to be my favorite. 

(And I'm afraid all of Hong Kong's!)

Just look at the queue when I arrived at the site on a weekday lunch.



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On one side of the road



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On the other side of the road




But guess WHO got lucky and guess WHY she got lucky!



Because she was all alone.

In less than 5 minutes I was seated.

Life is suweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet when you are an old maid. :P



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The menu at this branch is very simple. You have only four choices:
Butao King, Black King, Red King and Green King



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They give you this order sheet where you tick your preferences.
Don't worry, there's an English version, too!



I had the Butao King and Green King on my last visit. Both were amazing. (See proof here.)

Since I didn't have a date, it was totally okay to have bits of black thing stuck between my teeth so...



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Hello, Butao Black King Ramen!



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The soup was a pork bone broth mixed with squid juices. Creamy and velvety and very, very black.



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 On top was a generous scoop of chopped up squid in more of its ink



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Two pieces of thinly sliced pork



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Firm noodles that turned a bit soft because it took me forever to finish taking photos. MY BAD.



Now close your eyes and imagine all the elements together...

Maybe one day I'll post that photo of me flashing that big black devilishly delirious smile.

But, until then, go queue up and experience it for yourselves!


I was in and out in 30 minutes.


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What can I say? It's more fun to be single! :)



See my previous Butao Ramen post here

***Effective June 25, 2013, Butao will be operating at its new address on Wellington Street.

Butao Ramen 豚王: 69 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong.
中環威靈頓街69號. Tel: +852 2530 0600

Butao Ramen Facebook Page

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