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The Best Of Hong Kong
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By Yannie Chan | August 24th, 2015
  • Casual Dining
  • Sheung Wan, HK Island
  • Address: ,5 Gough Street,Central
  • Website: http://www.shugetsu.com.hk
  • Open Hours: Monday-Friday, Lunch, Dinner; Saturday-Sunday, Lunch
  • Phone: +852-2850-6009
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Ramen, Japanese
  • Ambience: Intimate, Casual, Traditional

Tsukemen in NoHo: This ramen joint on hipster hangout Gough Street originates from Shikoku, Japan, and is the branch’s first international outlet. Shugetsu specializes in tsukemen: cold ramen noodles dipped into a warm ramen broth that’s much more concentrated than usual.

Look & Feel: Shugetsu has a lovely warm woody interior and traditional wall-facing bar seating. The walls are decorated with intricate Japanese patterns and chalk paintings, and there’s even an open kitchen so you can watch the chefs at work.

interior 1

On the Menu: Other than the signature tsukemen ($88), you can also find regular ramen ($75–$99), rice with pork belly ($50–$70) and a ton of sides to choose from, such as deep fried chicken soft bones ($40) and dumplings ($40).

Service: The helpful staff took extra care to make sure that our ramen was to our liking, whether that be hot or cold, with a light or rich broth.

 

ramen

Jeng: Shugetsu serves a fish and soy sauce broth that makes our taste buds so happy. It is flavorful and has that distinctive umami-like “fish” taste, but not as thick and filling as a tokontsu pork broth. Some of our friends, however, has said that broth is too salty for their liking.

Great for: An easy lunch or dinner, casual date.

FYI: If you’re having the tsukemen, don’t waste that beautiful broth after you’re done with your ramen. Ask the staff to pour in a clear chicken broth, and then drink it as soup.

This writeup was based on an independent tasting. The Loop doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.