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agu a ramen bistro


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agu a ramen bistro

macsak | | Dec 27, 2013 12:11 AM

i have stated that my favorite ramen in HNL is yotekko-ya
so please base your judgement on that scale

kinda skimpy on the filling, lots of cabbage, etc inside
my brother said, "similar to a korean version"
cooked crispy on one side
nice, but expensive for what you get

mom and brother had kotteri tonkotsu
more substantial that yotekko-ya's paitan
not as oily as tenkaippin kotteri
interesting technique in that the base broth is placed in the bowl first and then the different tare are ladeled in, so that there are distinct "zones" of flavor until you mix them all together
noodles are thinner and straighter than i care for
i had jidori chicken stock+ shio version
supposedly from free range chickens that are fed only vegetarian food
they are advertised as "the kobe beef of chicken"
noodles are thicker and straight, and more yellow (i guess more egg) than in the tonkotsu
not as "chinese noodle" like that i didn't like at kiwami, but still not my preferred type

had 2 waitresses and a manager
very good service, really explained their flavors and philosophy well
different from yotekko-ya, where there is commonly only one or two servers for the whole place

despite all the plusses and service minuses at yotekko-ya, i still prefer it
i would go to agu again, but only if it were too late to go to yotekko-ya
(i only go when they open at 5:30 because otherwise the wait is painful)

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