Blue Light Yokohama ramen – review
I’ve been looking for an authentic ramen joint ever since I came back from Japan. Ki-Mama used to be good but not anymore, and Ai Ramen was the pits! Adam och Albin was worse than the pits! So it was with a bit of trepidation and apprehension that I dined here.
We were a group of six and it became 7 at the last minute and they didn’t have any problem accommodating the extra person. Plus point for them! We had ordered our ramen in advance and so we were set!
The sitting is Japanese-style, ie low table with sunken floor for the legs. I loved it – added to the ambiance!
The ramen arrived shortly and it was like being back in a ramen joint in Tokyo again! I had the old school tonkatsu ramen with spicy garlic miso broth. The broth had a great depth of flavour and was perfectly seasoned, ie. not oversalted! The noodles were al dente and the pork was the star of the show. Even though it was pork belly, the fat had been rendered out and the surface was lightly grilled – absolutely perfect!
Having eaten karaage, fried chicken, in Japan, I had high expectation for this dish, especially since it was quite expensive – 5 pieces for 110kr plus 15kr for each sauce. The chicken was nicely marinated, very tasty and tender but it wasn’t crispy enough by any means. The sauces, while good, were too expensive. What they should do is include a sauce with the chicken. Absolutely highway robbery here!
The service was very friendly and they accommodated our requests with a smile!
I would definitely come back for the ramen and to try other dishes but not the karaage!
Photos taken by my friend Maria S.
Value for money: 3/5
Blue Light Yokohama, Åsögatan 170, Stockholm (metro: Medborgarplatsen)