Butadouraku 豚道樂 – A Little-Known Ramen Joint in Tsuen Wan

While the proliferation continues with so many ramen restaurants opening in Hong Kong, we should be reminded of a little-known ramen joint where also offers this great value and hearty Japanese noodle – Butadouraku in Tsuen Wan.

It is located just a few blocks away from Tsuen Wan food street, a small space set mainly with countertops and free charger at each table. The menu features 4 broths and 2 types of noodles, including an original pork bone soup base, mayu (i.e. black garlic oil) base, spicy pork bone soup base, the signature wasabi with cheese soup base; and thick wavy noodle or thin straight noodle.

It is hard to choose so I decide to get a seasonal special, Gyokai Tonkotsu Ramen. This bowl comes with thin noodle and a thick broth cooked with a mix of seafood and pork bone.
The pork belly is slightly seared and thinly sliced so as the pork shoulder which tastes unusually gamey unfortunately. I particularly like my nori dipping in the strong-flavored broth and the soft runny boiled egg that has been marinated in soy sauce.

Next up is the black garlic oil ramen having similar ingredients except there is black fungus instead of bamboo shoot. The pork bone broth is relatively rich and oily whilst the thick wavy noodle is cooked perfectly chewy and tender. The Korean-styled charsiu ordered on the side is well-glazed with garlic honey, flavor is unexpected but tastes very gamey again.

All in all, their ramens are delicious and we don’t find it too thirsty after. I’m also glad to try the first sip of matcha coca cola as well as a refreshing ripe peach soda sourced from Japan.


Ramen Bar

Free Charger

Ramen Order Slip


Deluxe Tonkotsu Ramen with Black Garlic Oil

Pork Shoulder & Belly, Tamago, Nori
豬肩肉, 豬腩肉, 溏心蛋半隻, 紫菜

Thicker Wavy Noodles

Deluxe Gyokai Tonkotsu Ramen

Pork Shoulder & Belly, Tamago, Nori
豬肩肉, 豬腩肉, 溏心蛋半隻, 紫菜

Thin Straight Noodles

Ramen Egg

Pork Shoulder

Pork Belly

Korean Style Garlic Honey Barbecue Pork
韓式蒜蜜味叉燒 (豬肩肉)

Kanjuku Momo Cider, Shizuoka Cola
山梨桃梳打, 靜岡抹茶可樂

The Bill

Butadouraku 豚道樂
Address: G/F, Cheuk Ming Mansion, 63 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan
Telephone: 3956 9163
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:30, 17:30-22:30 ; Sat-Sun 12:00-22:30
Website: https://www.facebook.com/butadouraku

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