Wokyo Noodle Bar – Dubai
Ramen Revolution at Wokyo Noodle Bar
Craving a sumptuous bowl of ramen filled with the freshest ingredients and a whole lot of love? Well, you are in luck. Cancel that flight to Japan and head to Wokyo, the hugely popular Tokyo-inspired noodle bar in JLT.
From 7th to 9th December, chefs at the popular eatery will be serving only the most authentic and delicious Sapporo Miso Ramen and Sapporo Shoyu Ramen daily supervised by none other than Master Ramen Chef Ishida who has flown in from Japan especially to launch this new addition to the Wokyo menu.
Most Japanese associate the snowy Hokkaido city, Sapporo with its rich ramen history as Japanese ramen was invented there. Sapporo style ramen is different from the classic Japanese ramen as it is prepared in a wok. The Nishiyama ramen noodles are the jewels of the ramen which are made from pure melted snow water and locally farmed wheat. The broth is the heart of the ramen, prepared with long hours of love and care. Whilst the toppings could be anything from fresh vegetables like Shiitake mushrooms and Chinese cabbage to succulent slices of meat, all cooked together in the wok, giving the ramen its distinct roasted and sizzling flavor.
This style of Ramen works perfectly for Wokyo as most of their food is prepared in the wok already, not to mention the fact that the Wokyo team headed to Japan this summer for a special training camp with Chef Ishida, learning everything there is to know about this special dish.
“When Tokyo TV visited Dubai they were looking for the home of noodles in the city and Wokyo stood out both for its authentic look, feel and flavor. This feature piqued the interest of representatives from the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Mr. Maruyama-san and Master Ramen Chef Ishida-san who visited us in Dubai and were instantly sold,” said Zak, operations director, Wokyo.
“Chef Ishida was touched by the warm hospitality, simple vibrant atmosphere and live kitchen at Wokyo, reminiscent of the casual Sapporo style Ramen yokocho “alley” in Japan. He enjoyed the passion that drove Wokyo noodle bar and invited us to visit Sapporo, to learn, get inspired and experience the true Sapporo style ramen under his personal care,” added Nazli, managing director, and partner at Wokyo.
“Our curiosity was ignited and we headed to Japan where we were welcomed like family by Chef Ishida and his team. We trained at Nishiyama headquarters, Japan’s biggest ramen noodle manufacturer whose history of ramen noodle making goes as far as 1947, learning to make the perfect bowl of ramen but also understanding the significance of this beautiful wholesome dish so deeply rooted in Japanese culture.”
“The result of all these efforts will be showcased at this 3-day Ramen festival and we are delighted to be playing host and welcoming everyone to Wokyo for a culinary treat like no other! Truly Ummai as they say in Japan,” added Nazli managing director, and partner at Wokyo.
Diners at Wokyo can look forward to a number of exciting activities over the 3-day festival including Japanese Taiko drumming at the opening ceremony, live acoustic music, origami folding, Japanese calligraphy demonstrations and free Japanese souvenirs for every Sapporo ramen guest courtesy of Ministry of Economy Hokkaido, Japan.
“Good company, good music and hot delicious ramen that’s Sapporo style…Wokyo style…. you couldn’t ask for a better way to spend the weekend with family and friends,” concluded Zak.