Named after a mountain in Kanagawa, Japan, Afuri (a ramen shop from Tokyo which opened in Hong Kong) is a popular noodle bar where patrons happily queue up for a bowl of yuzu shio ramen. It’s the most popular item on the menu and if you’ve tried it, then you’ll already know why. Supple and bouncy homemade wheat noodles are placed in an intensely flavoured chicken broth, brightened by the citrusy flavour and aroma of yuzu. The smell alone will transport you to the middle of Ebisu in Tokyo, where the first Afuri shop opened.
Hongkongers have, and always will have, a major soft spot for Japanese cuisine. Back when we could, many of us would fly for food and search for the very best in Japan. From sushi to teppanyaki, yakitori, yakiniku and much more, the options for Japanese food in Hong Kong are incredibly vast and varied. And since we can't travel to Japan as easily as we used to, here’s where you can get a taste of Japan right here in the city.
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