Good foods, nice place
One of the best halal ramen in town. The ramen soup is really good. Eat it while it's piping hot cause that's what the stocks for. The sliced chicken is sweet but it fits the cheesy soup. The green tea raindrop is surprisingly good.
06 Jul 2018
We chose Yoisho with a quite high expectation since we liked ramen and Yoisho ramen was halal, which was very rare in Jakarta. Here we came greeted by this nice looking interior, good for Instagram. Then we ordered tori cheese gyoza and of course ramens (see pictures). All orders came except mine. What happened? Apparently, my order was wrongly given to another table. After some minutes, the waiter realized it and took it from that table, then gave it to me. I certainly refused, because I did not know what had been done to my ramen on that table. They made a new, but wrong one. Probably 30 minutes later, my correct order finally came, but my appetite already went down. I still ate it because I was hungry yet I could not enjoy it. Trying to be objective, the taste was so-so. It was confirmed by my wife and daughters. So, not that good of a taste combined with poor service led me not to recommend Yoisho. Sorry.
12 Jun 2018
Heard from fellow foodie that Yoisho add kare ramen, in original and pottage broth on its lineup, good enough excuse for a revisit. Got there Monday afternoon, when the lunch crowd ease back to their post-lunch routines. Sit at the bar enjoying the show kitchen, and chat with the kitchen crews over the counter. Those guys, and gal, really proud of their cookery and hardwork, as apparent during the conversation. I returned the love with stories of my exchange student days living in Sendai, and travelling around Honshu, learning that most food I knew then as Japanese food, were in fact very much foreign adaptations genially recrafted by the Japanese. They even have a term, yōshoku (western influenced food, to name just a few, one would argue, 16th.c. Portuguesse brought kasutera, tenpura; Meiji era British brought karē ; French brought korokke; Sino Japanese, British, French influenced tonkatsu; which brought me full circle to one of chūka ryōri (chinese influenced food)’s most familiar recraft, the Ramen. Yes, between nods and smiles I just want to let the people behind the counter know how much I appreciated their audacity to recraft the ramen in their own renderings. I tell them how lucky their are, with references from Ramenwalker, Ramenadventures, Ramenraters, etc. so accessible now as inspirations. Then comes the ramen, with kare paitan stock. Rich, almost coconutmilky, fragrant from turmeric, lemon zest, and other dry spices and herbs the chef gleefully declined to reveal. The noodle surprisingly al dente -didnt ask the chef whether cooking time or new mix of dough caused that, too busy slurping the harmony that's in each chopstickfull. Chicken chashu, knowingly charred to bring up the maillard, menma soft marinated, mushroom to coax the umami further, and zest sprinkled negi to blend the contrast of taste and texture. Thought provoking, wonder what would come up next on Yoisho recraft.
08 Apr 2018
Yoisho Ramen - Senopati
Jl. Gunawarman No. 42, Jakarta , Indonesia