Beef noodle soup

Restaurant: Tai Hing, arrivals lounge, Hong Kong airport

Hong Kong Airport Beefnoodle Advert

It’s 07:30 in the morning and I have just landed in Hong Kong for a business trip. Facing me as soon as I pass through immigration is a selection of restaurants serving rice, noodles and more importantly, soup. Hey it’s early, I can’t check in for a while I might as well head straight for a bowl of the good stuff for breakfast.

I choose Tai Hing as they have beef noodle soup on the menu. A big picture showing me what i can expect. Looks good and only around a fiver.

Hong Kong Airport Beef noodle soup

First thing you can taste is the star anise, a constant note through this bowl of soup. The broth is rich and tangy with small beads of oil floating on the surface. There is a slight peppery heat too, in fact, the flavours ride on the pepper. The noodles are chewy and the spring onions add a freshness.

A good start to a very short visit.

7 Spoons icon - Souper! I could order this every day

Words and pictures: @madgie

Tokyo Ramen

Restaurant: Tonkotsu, Southbank, London SE1

Tonkotsu Ramen April 2017

I was on the South Bank in central London on business and during lunch spotted a Tonkotsu restaurant. I sat on the bench style table facing the chefs and plumped for the large set lunch menu. 3 prawn Gyozas and a large Tokyo Ramen.

The gyoza came first are lite and tasty. Soft. Not over fried. You could taste the prawns and the spices.

The Tokyo Ramen is soy based broth mixed with a very clear chicken stock. The Tonkotsu homemade ramen noodles,  braised pork belly and a seasoned egg. Dressed with bamboo shoots and spring onions. The broth is dark, hot and very tasty. There is a hint of soy but its very subtle. Home made noodles soft and moreish. These are really good noodles and there are so many of them.

The 4 slices of pork belly are more than enough. The are best occasionally dipped in the chilli oil provided. Absolute delight. Not sure about the soft flabby pork fat but still ate it all. Lastly the soft boiled egg fit right in.

Finished it all.

Damn that’s good soup.

8 Spoons icon - Miso happy with this soup, it’s lovelyWords and pictures: @madgie