Pumpkin Ramen at Halu
October 14, 2013
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Another visit to Halu in San Jose.
The simple bowl of shio ramen was quite good. The thin noodles are relatively smooth, but have a great consistency and crunchy mouthfeel. It’s not shown in the picture, but they also have a nice side order plate, which includes things like half an egg, extra chashu, and a bunch of good veggies. My only complaint was that the add-ins showed up a bit later than the soup, so the broth wasn’t that hot, so when I added in a big pile of veggies, it didn’t get hot. The broth was tasty.
The special ramen of this time was the pumpkin ramen. The nori is cut into the shape of a bat as a nice added touch. The noodles were a little thicker, and at least here were a little less al dente. The broth was very rich, with a creamy kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) flavor.
A nice trip to Halu, and some great seasonal ramen.