I've passed by Soban a number of times before when finding my way to CoCo's, but it wasn't until a thorough Instagram search on the bingsoo hashtag was conducted that I discovered the small Korean cafe.
A Fruits Bingsoo was ordered instead.
We later headed to Hakata Shoryuken Ramen for dinner.
After being greeted warmly at the door, we were offered bar seats, to which I sat down at with much pleasure - not only was there a decent amount of lighting, but we also got a great view of the food preparation process.
A Black Tonkotsu Ramen and a plate of Gyoza were ordered after much indecisiveness.
This proved to be the correct choice, as the housemade gyoza were cooked using a interesting steaming-frying technique that resulted in a somewhat crisp exterior that still maintained soft, chewy interior.
(Shoutout to the super-nice chef for lifting the lid so I could capture this shot!)
The full album can be viewed HERE!
I don't consider myself a big fan of ramen, but Hakata Shoryuken's Black Tonkotsu Ramen definitely left an impression on me. If given the chance, I'd love to have a taste of their Gyoza again as well!