Facing the prospect of a couple months without a bowl of Ramen, I made the snap decision to book a Grab taxi and head back to Bankara to sample their Tonkotsu bowl. Tomorrow heralds the departure to India for 2 months, where bowls of ramen will be swapped with rice and curry and the closest thing i'll come to a bowl of divine goodness will be Thukpa.
The last time I visited I opted for their signature ramen which was an oil slick of shame. This time I went for the tried and tested Tonkotsu which I've enjoyed more times than I can remember at their branch in Bangkok. The service on both occasions here is good, but they are a bit pushy in what THEY want YOU to eat, so you have to repeat yourself three times before they agree to let you decide your own fate. Mildly annoying.
In the end, there are only so many adjectives one can use describing what is, in essence: Broth, Noodles, Meat, Egg, Garnishes.
Pork was succulent and tender, egg was perfectly cooked, noodles had resistance, the woodear mushrooms are always a nice touch and the seaweed adds that funkiness.
Relieved to have ended my 3 month ramen binge on a high note, slightly emotional at the unknown future, and glad to be heading to India to amp up the spices.
7.5/10 (the branch in Bangkok is better)