Japanese ramen has been one of the most popular dishes of Japanese food in Thailand for many. And obviously, it has been one of my favorites too. Over the past few years, I have tried ramen at various places in Bangkok. While some used to be authentic, they had lost their touch over the years. What a pity. Recently, I had discovered a new ramen joint on Sukhumvit Road from a friend. It is Ramen Kio and do not let the name fools you. They offer more than just ramen. And taste good too.
It has been customary, at least to me, that I would try the ramen that shares the namesake with the place during my first visits. As you can guess, sometimes it was great, while other times it might turn out to be not so great. For Ramen Kio, while the noodles and soup blended well together, Chashu and egg were a bit overcooked. In addition, there were too much vegetables dressing, pepper and sesame, which covered the noodles.
Fortunately, other dishes come to the rescue of our first visit. We actually prefer the Chashu Don, Kyoza, and Chashu in eggroll.
While the Chashu in the ramen felt overcooked, those found in the rice tasted well together. A good combination.
Kyoza was crispy on the outside with tasty fillings inside. Dip them into the sauce, and it would be worth the wait.
Eggroll and Chashu offered something fresh for us. Though it might be better with less mayonnaise, overall, this dish tasted well. An easy dish to order, especially if you have kids with you.
Ramen Kio is located on the 3rd floor of Rainhill community mall on Sukhumvit Road.