(Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571)
As anyone knows, after a few days in a new place I get cravings for Ramen. Today I woke up fairly late and decided to walk all the way to the restaurant from my guesthouse. A good 40 minute walk in the humid Balinese afternoon.
I ordered the Shio Ramen, partly because the other options were Shoyu and a fish-based broth which I am not usually a fan of.
The ramen took forever to arrive, which is not normal in Japanese restaurants. It was not worth the wait.
The noodles were fairly acceptable, and still had some chew to them. The pork was excellent but I only got one small slice. The egg was literally just a hard boiled egg, no seasoning or marinade and a few minutes off perfection (to my taste), but the biggest disappointment was the most important thing: the broth.
Totally devoid of any flavour, depth, umami, just a really bland chicken stock with some sesame seeds strewn on top like an afterthought.