My love for Asian noodle soup isn’t a secret anymore so this place shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Above all, I love restaurants that do one thing and do it right, and Fou Fow Ramen is such a place.
I first discovered Fou Fow as the pop-up restaurant on the second floor of Dun Yong, the Asian supermarket and department store on the Zeedijk. And when they were suddenly gone, there was a slight panic, because where was I supposed to go to feed my addiction for Japanese noodle soup?
But panic was not warranted: Fou Fow opened their own restaurant with four different kinds of Ramen and some side dishes like gyozas and edamame on the menu. A cold Asahi beer, Oolong ice tea or glass of sake and you’re all set.
For all ramen beginners there is the tip not to order the basic version of the dish but always go for the classic or classic large. The reason why is the egg which will give the soup even more richness and depth than the broth already has.
Final comment, and another nice thing about ramen, is that it suits all kinds of weather. It will be comforting when cold but at the same time fresh enough for warm weather. In short, it’s the ideal dish for precarious spring weather.