Did you notice the little ramen shop that opened quietly this summer, just a couple doors down from Nanzan Giro Giro on Pensacola? Menya Musashi’s first Hawaii location finally had their grand opening Tuesday.
If you haven’t heard, this Japanese restaurant chain specializes in ramen and tsukemen (dipping noodles). Each bowl features a large slice of kakuni (braised pork), menma (bamboo shoots), negi (green onions) and nori. You can choose one of four broths: tonkotsu, shoyu, goma or spicy with your choice of spice level.
My personal favorite is the goma tsukemen. The broth has lots of sesame seeds and is a little thicker. Menya’s tsukemen noodles are also thicker and chewier than their other ramen noodles, with twists in the noodle to pick up more broth when you dip it. Throw in an onsen egg and an extra portion of kakuni for $3 more, and thank me later.
Here’s a look at the spread.
Menya Musashi Bukotsu Ramen
560 Pensacola St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Lunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dinner 5 to 10 p.m.