Cuisine: Japanese (Ramen)
Price: THB250 per person (what I paid for)
Visited: 23 June 2011
Value for money: 8/10
For many years that we have been visiting this ramen restaurant in the town centre of Bangkok, TongJingKung Ramen @ Sukhumvit 24. This may be just a small ramen shop, unlike those huge brand like Ramen Champions that we had mentioned before. It is operated by a Thai local owner. We could really say that everything here are just so good with reasonable price. One evident is that every single time we give this place a visit, there are always many Japanese popping by for ramen and hardly any Thai: this must surely be a good sign for authentic food. Nevertheless, parking here can be trouble as you will have to park your car somewhere in Soi Sukhumvit 24 and walk, else just come by other mean of transport. The nearest public transport is BTS Thonglor or MRT Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.
|TongJingKung Ramen @ Sukhumvit 24|
We managed to try quite a number of side dishes. Let us begin with Peerang Toufu - เต้าหู้กับไข่เยี่ยวม้าทรงเครื่อง. This definitely is one of the highlight of this place. Firm tofu with soft preserved egg and loads of spring onion to be eaten with soy sauce. This was really something (7/10).
Wakame Salad - ยำสาหร่าย was given to us as a complementary. Well, how much could you go wrong with Wakame Salad as long as it is fresh. Nice but typical (6/10).
|Peerang Toufu - เต้าหู้กับไข่เยี่ยวม้าทรงเครื่อง|
|Wakame Salad - ยำสาหร่าย|
Next was Karanegi Chachu - หมูชิ้นกับต้นหอมทรงเครื่อง. This is our most favourite dish of TongJingKung Ramen. Slices of pork belly to be eaten with well flavoured spring onions. This was wow. Really tender and flavourful (8/10).
|Karanegi Chachu - หมูชิ้นกับต้นหอมทรงเครื่อง|
Gyoza - เกี๊ยวซ่า was also a good dish to order here. Really crisp dough skin and juicy pork stuffing (7/10).
|Gyoza - เกี๊ยวซ่า|
Karaage Fried Chicken - ไก่ทอดคาราเกะ was also recommended. The dipping sauce was not an ordinary like other places. However, we felt that chicken were not properly fried to give such crispiness, otherwise this would be an enjoyable dish to accompany ramen (5/10).
|Karaage Fried Chicken - ไก่ทอดคาราเกะ|
Coming to our main dish of the night, Ramen. We did try 3 different ramen this time, one of which was a mini size: Tantan Ramen - บะหมี่ญี่ปุ่นซุปข้นใส่งาบด, Miso Ramen (No Vegetable) - บะหมี่ญี่ปุ่นใส่ซุปมิโซ (ไม่ใส่ผัก), and Mini Tonkotsu Ramen - บะหมี่ญี่ปุ่นซุปข้นใส่ขิงแดงเล็ก. We must say that they all were equally delicious, depending of personal preference. Each ramen, soup, and broth were well prepared with care. Pleasant and delightful (7/10). I would not be saying much and ramen here. All I would say is splendid, come and try yourself is the best way to find your favourite ramen here. Personally, we love the Tantan Ramen.
|Tantan Ramen - บะหมี่ญี่ปุ่นซุปข้นใส่งาบด|
|Miso Ramen (No Vegetable) - บะหมี่ญี่ปุ่นใส่ซุปมิโซ (ไม่ใส่ผัก)|
|Mini Tonkotsu Ramen - บะหมี่ญี่ปุ่นซุปข้นใส่ขิงแดงเล็ก|
TongJingKung Ramen @ Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok
Soi Sukhumvit 24
ทง จิง กัง @ ซอยสุขุมวิท 24 กรุงเทพ
Open Hours: 11:30am - 02:00 pm for lunch and 05:00pm - 11:00pm for dinner, close on Monday
Tel: +66 (0) 86 772 5122