This place is one of the TOP restaurants in Madrid.
After listening to an episode on the TAPAS magazine podcast and finding out that american John Husby (one of the founders of Chuka) had worked in Momofuku alongside David Chang, I was dying to eat at Chuka Ramen Bar.
As I said in previous posts, my ramen obsession began with watching The Mind of a Chef season one, I have been actively trying to make and or find the perfect bowl of ramen. I have found it at Chuka.
Chuka Ramen Bar is a version of “chuka” cuisine. Japanese style Chinese dishes.
Their menu is short and simple consisting of bao buns, gyozas, ramens and other things that are in season. We tried something of each.
First the tatiki de vaca. Amazing.
Next the bao bun de cangrejo de concha blanda. So good I ate it before I had the chance to take a picture. Bao buns are super popular in Madrid right now and I can understand why. This one was so interesting because it was literally the whole crab fried. At first we didn’t know how to approach it but were surprised to find that we loved it.
Gyozas de pollo y ajo negro. Beautiful and delicious. Can’t wait to try and replicate this one.
Finally the tori paitan ramen. So full in flavor. The broth was incredible. I’m craving it again and can’t wait to go back for more.
I don’t even have words to describe how great the food was here. I’m so excited to tell everyone about it and to go back as soon as possible. Just be sure to make a reservation ahead of time. It is usually fully booked and can be tough to get a table on the weekend.