It’s here! The most anticipated opening for a ramen-ya since…oh I can’t remember. Anyhow, after being denied entry by a waiter to their private opening party last Wednesday (I guess little cousin Lucky doesn’t fly in Japanese), that same waiter came up to me today and said “you look very familiar…have we met somewhere before?” Uuuh…hellooo Mcfly! Hahaha! Kidding aside, the dude was cool and so was the rest of the staff. The space is small yet cozy with a seat capacity of around 25 and it felt strangely more welcome than its downtown counterpart. One thing is for sure, I could get used to this Daikokuya!
Whew! Daikokuya’s top-5-worthy gyoza are always a must order. And from the looks of this backside, there’s a lot of new stuff that I’ll have to come back and try (e.g. the Mexican Chicken and Fried Spicy Tuna).
Now for the soup. It was definitely smooth and creamy without being overly salty. Every sip literally massaged and tickled the throat with a relaxed, lazy response. Although it’s not quite up to par with Downtown, it’s pretty darn close.
Thanks to everyone who kept me informed on the exact opening date. Much appreciated! And for all of you who are still interested in meeting up…let’s do it! I say we order everything on the menu!…twice!