I ponder if the landlord of the building at 486 N. Orange Ave. in downtown Orlando has a stipulation in the lease that the corner unit ought to be occupied by a ramen shop. Beforehand, it was the house of not just a ramen restaurant but The Ramen.
And now is it Takumi Ramen, which opened only a number of weeks back but is already serving mouth watering meals even although finishing touches to the decor continue. Even additional amazing than the meals was the warm and gracious greeting the personnel gave me when I walked in to spot an buy. Granted, there have been no other prospects in sight so they might have just been delighted to see everyone.
But nevertheless, the genuinely warm welcome and eagerness to be sure to were appreciated.
I of training course desired to try the ramen and requested the tonkatsu. But I was just as eager to try a person of the Japanese curry rice bowls. Japanese fashion curries are a favorite of mine and I see them as well sometimes on regional menus. They vary from their Indian counterparts in that they’re thicker and far more gravylike – without a doubt a butter and flour roux is included into the stew.
I ordered the curry don with rooster karaage, which experienced the gravy, seasoned with garlic and ginger and with big slices of cooked carrots and potatoes, served in a bowl along with fluffy white rice. The hen, breaded and deep-fried nuggets, sat on top rated. The meat was tender and the flavor was good, but frankly I was pleased just with the curry and rice.
The tonkatsu ramen was served with the noodles and ingredients divided from the silky pork broth. The dry components provided a just-correct challenging boiled egg, a slab of seaweed nori, bean sprouts and shredded kikurage (wooden ear) mushrooms together with sliced of grilled pork. Once the broth was added, it was a delectable feast.
For an appetizer, I experienced a pork bun, a puffy bao folded over a huge hunk of meat, more than enough there to qualify as one more entree.
While I waited for my food stuff, the younger girl who took my purchase arrived to where I was sitting down and pointed out that I had extra up the check out incorrectly – the error was in favor of the restaurant but she wished to permit me know she had corrected it. And then she brought me a glass of ice h2o devoid of my obtaining to inquire. How nice to expertise exceptional company again.
I never know why The Ramen didn’t be successful here. Maybe it had to do with the outcomes the pandemic experienced on downtown workplaces and a reduction of foot visitors. The now-abandoned Sentinel creating at a person time had more than enough staff to preserve a number of dining places in company. But I consider Takumi Ramen (which, by the way, apparently is not connected to Takumi Sushi and Ramen on the west aspect of city) will obtain a next for their fantastic Japanese food and great hospitality.
Takumi Ramen is at 486 N. Orange Ave., Orlando (map). It is open up for lunch and dinner Monday by means of Saturday. The telephone quantity is 407-440-4800.