Ramen is getting popular and shops are opening everywhere, This is the case with M Noodle Bar which just opened in June 2018. They are the very first ramen bar in Leiden, let’s see if they give ramen a good name.
Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
Address: Beestenmarkt 4, 2312 CC Leiden (The Netherlands)
During: December 2018
Rating (out of 5 stars)
On a cold December day I was craving some ramen so how about trying out a new restaurant? After some searching I found M Noodle Bar which was really nearby for me. Their website looks promising and has some extra information about what they want to achieve and why their ramen is unique.
“We firmly believe that the popularity of the Ramen dish will be surged in the years and that’s the reason we would like to bring the very best of Japanese Ramen to the European continent.”
— M Noodle Bar
I decided to eat ramen for lunch to make sure I have a seat but in the end that wasn’t needed. I was the only customer and could choose every seat I want. There is place for about 30 people including seats for people who eat alone, just like in Japan! The interior makes this bar feel like a real restaurant with cozy touch, I really liked it.
I was nicely greeted by a girl which gave me their menu, a small one but understandable when you just started. According to their facebook page they already made the menu bigger so who knows what the future will bring. On the menu there are a few ramen, a ricebowl and sidedishes to chose from. Most of the time I order too much and end up being way too full so I only took the Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen.
Within 10 minutes my ramen arrived and it was time to dig in. The broth had a nice taste and wasn’t that salty which I like. The pork had some soft parts which melted on my tongue and that’s how I like my pork. The only weird thing were the pieces of bamboo, they didn’t had the usual taste I know but it was kind of a refreshing taste that made the other tastes stronger.
I finished it all and didn’t feel to full which is good. This delicious ramen was only €12,50 which is cheaper than most ramen restaurants in the Netherlands. M Noodle Bar gave me the promises stated on their website and I would recommend this ramen bar for sure. Next time I want to try the other dishes and maybe more!