This is the first ramen restaurant I’ve been to that specialized in shrimp! You first start your order by selecting how rich you want your broth to be. The broth is different levels on pork bone (tonkotsu). Then you’ll select the seasoning which is all shrimp based.
I tried both the “moderate broth with salt” (NT$250/US$8) and “Taiwan limited broth with shrimp and sauce” (NT$250/US$8). The shrimp seasoning sits on top of the bowl of ramen and comes with crunchy shrimp bites. I think it was bits of seasoning and deep fried shrimp. That part was pretty tasty.
The shrimp completely overwhelmed the broth, so it had a shrimp/seafood taste. It reminded me of my younger days eating shrimp flavored cup noodles. At the beginning, the meal was pretty good but then the taste was too intense that I got tired of eating it towards the end.
But maybe that’s because the ramen is pretty basic. It comes with noodles, soft-boiled egg, shrimp seasoning and tonkotsu broth. You might want to add some extras to add to the variety of flavors and textures. Overall, I’d rate the ramen at 7/10, but that can be different for your levels of taste. I love seafood, but even I thought it tasted too much like seafood.
After my meal I tried out their soft serve ice cream (NT$60). It was pretty average ice cream, not too sweet and light. I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it again.
The ramen at One Magic Ramen 一幻拉麵 台北信義店 was good and the service was great (as is the standard in Taiwan).
It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it
Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations
Satisfying and an adequate meal.
So good you’ll eat here again!
You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!
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