i was at kenzo last night and after my first bowl very near to when they first opened (where waitresses looked confused at the mention of tonkotsu) i was really anticipating trying their tonkotsu. i had the satropramen (sp?) the time before as a second choice and just thought it was ok... dreams of rich porky milky broth and tender cha siu were dancing in my head.
but it was not to be... he guy looked scared and told me that they couldn't serve it anymore. something about legalities? maybe health... it was all very confusing.
anyone know why in the world they are not serving tonkotsu any more? otherwise i can't go back if they were just poorly excusing their way out of serving some porky broth. the shoyu that i settled for lacked any kind of depth and while the noodles were chewier than the first time they still weren't chewy enough and lacked any flavour unto themselves. they also soaked up enough broth at the end to be a bit mushy.
if i definitely wasn't lied to then i'll be back just for the takoyaki (best in the city), gyoza (nicely filled with juicy flavour) and to try their yakitori. but i will always wonder of the tonkotsu that could have been.