Calling all ramen lovers, The Origin Hajime "The first steak ramen in Indonesia" is opening for public in Jakarta today 21st June 2015. Thank you for the opportunity to attend "Exclusive Soft Opening Hajimen Ramen" with fellow foodies and Alchemy Creative Communication yesterday. The rapidly grow for Japanese Restaurant in Jakarta and Tangerang is really fast. One of the reasons why Japanese restaurant very fast growth is more and more people who love Japanese cuisine, this is seen by employers as an opportunity to build a Japanese restaurant business in Indonesia. PT. Mitra Hajime Sejahtera, who bring Hajime Ramen to satisfy fans of Japanese cuisine, specially ramen, in Indonesia.
Hajime ramen comes from Tokyo, found by Chef Uchida Gen in 2009. He is the first one who create steak ramen at Tokyo. Hajime Ramen won "Tokyo Ramen of The Year" in 2010 and 2011. People known well Hajime Ramen with light soup which use Mongolian salt as the most important ingredient of the ramen soup. As a new Japanese ramen restaurant who serve steak ramen, Hajime will bring the experience and new sensation for ramen lovers in Indonesia through the best quality of ramen are homemade thin noodle , the innovative ramen sizzling hot plate, clear soup ramen with grilled sirloin steak as the topping, no pork and no lard. I like ambience here, almost of them made from wood and Japanese atmosphere is felt. Don't worry if your gadget is lowbat, they have prepared eletric socket under your sofa seat. The room is divided into two, the front side as smoking room and inside as non smoking room. The open kitchen concept is really great, customer can see directly the ways of making homemade ramen while wait their food are ready to serve.
|Head Chef - Uramoto Shigetoshi ( left ) and Sous Chef - Sato Toshihiko (right )|
They let us to come in their kitchen , to see the ways of making ramen and ramen soup. The room which use to make the noodles should be at room temperature around 17 until 18 degrees Celcius. Room for make and cook the noodles are separated with glass, they want to let us know the ramen soup is made only from beef and chicken. They sell instant Hajime ramen in cup too as a reward from winning as Tokyo Ramen of The Year.
First, they serve us with drinks and i choose Cold Matcha ( refill IDR 10 K ) and Orange Jelly ( IDR 28 K )
As the appetizer , they have prepared for us Grilled Chicken Salad, Gyoza and Beef Salad. I will explain one by one.
Grilled Chicken Salad ( IDR 48 K )
Totally i am in love with grilled chicken, i like how the way they grilled the chicken and it taste really juicy and the spice is really felt. Fresh vegetables, tomato and mustard greens with boneless grilled chicken and stirred with homemade dressing.
Beef Salad ( IDR 58 K )
All of beef menu use Australian Sirloin Steak grade A , i like these beef salad with fresh vegetables too but i prefer medium well steak and a little bit warm because i like warm / hot food rather than cold food.
Gyoza ( ID 38 K / 5 pieces )
Gyoza is one of the my favourite street food, usually some restaurant use pork but in Hajime they use chicken meat as the filling. It seems no less tasty with other gyoza and it's not too greasy, gyoza is the best side dish for ramen.
For the main course we can choose by ourselves , so we chosen all the ramen menu but unfortunately Beef Shoyu Ramen wasn't ready to serve.
Hot Plate Chicken "Hajime" ( IDR 68 K )
This is my first experience to eat ramen in hot plate, i felt so excited. They constantly season and grilled the chicken really well, it taste same like Grilled Chicken Salad. The texture of the ramen is quite chewy, more thick and it's totally different from the other ramen restaurant. At the first look like udon noodles, i like the texture of this noodle and i suggest to eat quickly after being serve, stir and dip into the soup. This is a unique way how to eat the noodle, and the chicken broth soup is so light, clear and i can feel the pepper.
Hot Plate Beef "Hajime" ( IDR 88 K )
For this dish, they use Premium Australian Sirloin Steak as the toppings serve with hot plate and beef broth soup. Stir and dip into the pure beef soup, so you can feel the rich taste of beef in the soup. You can choose medium rare, medium well or well done to your steak, i like medium well steak. The price and the food are worth it, where you can feel ramen steak with only IDR 88K , it's only here. The soup for chicken and beef ramen is different.
Beef Ramen "Hajime" ( IDR 88 K )
Now, this is Beef Ramen Hajime with premium beef steak, long bamboo stick and pure beef broth. For beef ramen they use curly homemade noodle , basically i prefer food that has a soup than fried food. The soup is rich taste of beef and i like it, they are serve only two soup , beef or chicken. Both of them have different taste , you should try them. Standard beef for all beef dish are premium Australian sirloin beef.
Chicken Ramen "Hajime" ( IDR 68 K )
This is Chicken Ramen with grilled chicken , long bamboo stick, half boiled egg and 100% pure chicken broth. We didn't get the half boiled egg, but it's not a big deal because i still like this with or without egg.
Mochi Ice Cream
Last one, this is Mochi Ice Cream. Dessert is really important after you eat main course, i am one of dessert lovers. I try this green tea mochi ice cream, i love this one. Ice cream filling inside and chocolate on top is delicious and the composition is exactly right. For one flavour IDR 28 K and three flavours IDR 78 K.
They open for public start from today 21st June 2015, come and try the first ramen steak in Indonesia. In addition, they aren't not only sell ramen, but they have Donburi and Curry. They have kids meal with doraemo theme ( IDR 48 K ) for family who bring their children, For all moslem friends, you can break your fasting with these delicious ramen. Congratulation !!