Rakumenya (樂麵屋), Ximending

After all that walking, exploring and shopping, our stomachs were rumbling so we walked into the nearest ramen shop, which happened to be Rakumenya (樂麵屋). The decor was vibrant and kind of matched the street art we were just looking at.

Rakumenya (樂麵屋), Ximending
The interior

There were many soup bases to choose from (Original Tonkatsu, Soya sauce based and spicy)and the coolest part is that you get to totally customize your bowl of ramen: from the soup base consistency, flavor, noodle thickness (thick or thin) and how you would like it cooked (soft or al dente etc...). You even get to name your bowl of ramen based on Japanese actors or anime characters (e.g. pikachu) for easy identification which bowl belongs to who. 😂

Another specialty of this shop is that you can top up your noodles at mp extra charge, so it's perfect for the perpetually hungry ones. The prices are also pretty reasonable for the portions they give.

The digital menu and ordering medium
The digital menu and ordering medium
The normal Tonkatsu based  ramen (that's not really a blurred shot, just too much steam from the food 😛)
Spicy based ramen
A plate of vegetables
Milk pudding
Milk pudding

Overall, it was a pretty satisfying experience. The broth was flavorful and the noodles perfectly done. The milk pudding was nothing to rave about, but that plate of unassuming vegetables were really fresh and yummy. It is worth the visit if you love ramen, and want an experience which is unique.

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