Saturday, October 31, 2009

Quick Bites: Umaido

I finally had a chance to try Umaido this week.  It was suggested to me a while back by Jimmy (of Eat It, Atlanta blog fame) when I inquired about local ramen spots on Twitter. I opted for the regular "Pork Based" ramen (they also have Miso & Spicy versions).  The ramen does not disappoint: fresh thin noodles and delicious broth topped with green onion, juicy slices of roast pork, bean sprouts, a soft-boiled egg, wood ear mushrooms, seaweed and black sesame oil.  You have the option of adding extra noodles or roast pork, but I found my bowl of ramen to be quite substantial and filling as is.  After some initial hesitation, I decided to go with the hostess' suggestion of adding fresh garlic to the broth (provided at your table along with a garlic press).  I'm so glad that I did because it added just that little extra "oomph"-so delicious!

I wish I could rave about the Yaki Gyoza that I had as a starter.  Unfortunately I found them to be a little greasy and quite bland.  I will skip the gyoza on a future visit and try the Chasyu (Roast Pork) Rice Bowl instead.  I will rave about the service, which was extremely friendly and attentive.  Best of all, I left full and satisfied for a little over $13-not bad at all!   I'm looking forward to making a return visit to Umaido very soon.  Thanks for the suggestion Jimmy!

2790 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd
Suwanee, GA  30024
(located near the Cafe Mozart bakery and Super H Mart)

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