Guam Diner Bytes: Top ramen
When asked to recommend a good place to get ramen, the first on my list is Menkui Ramen. There are other good ramen houses on Guam, however, I appreciate the simplicity of Menkui’s ramen. They don’t need add-ins and extras to their ramen better. It’s all about the broth and the noodles. Both are excellent at Menkui.
Chef/Owner Akira Kudo and his wife Sumiko, who handles the front of the house, have made a niche for themselves with this specialty ramen shop. If you like gyoza, Menkui’s makes some of the best. I’ve talked about the pedigree of Menkui’s Gyoza ($4.75/five pieces), and it’s no secret why people who’ve ordered these before make it a point to re-order them on their successive visits. You can make your own dipping sauce with hot chili oil, soy sauce, vinegar, and red chili paste.
For this visit I returned to an old favorite, the Special Negi Ramen ($11.00) which is loaded with shredded Japanese green onion and specially seasoned ground pork. Zee ordered the Soy Ramen ($8) which had some chashu in it which she gave to me! I have been ordering the Chashu Ramen for the past couple of years! It’s good to get back that flavorful Negi Ramen!
Ita dake masu!
Ken “The Guam Food Guy” Stewart