Zagin Soba is a small elegant ramen store located in Happy Valley and it has one of the best chicken broth based ramen in Hong Kong, which is a good alternative from the typical tonkatsu ramen.
Their staff saw us coming from across the road and greeted us at the door which was really thoughtful.
Our orders came fairly quickly while we were able to see the chefs prepare them right in front of us. Their chicken broth was very rich and creamy, especially when they use a cappuccino technique to add froth in their soup, which added more texture and made it even creamier. The ramen itself was cooked perfectly and it was able to hold the soup within the noodles. Every bite was flavorful.
The ramen also comes with sous vide charsiu and chicken, which is really different to other ramen stores! It felt like we were eating a really soft piece of ham, if only we were given more than one slice! But to be fair it was a pretty big slice! The chicken breast wasn’t dry at all and remained really juicy throughout the meal. For those who prefer their soups to be thicker and stronger in flavour, we would suggest having the chicken tsukemen.
Zagin Soba also offers a seasonal ramen, where this time it was wagyu clear broth ramen. While the soup was not as strong as the chicken ramen, it was still amazing. The wagyu broth was light and really sweet, we were able to drink all the soup in the end and it didn’t feel oily at all! The wagyu itself melts in your mouth it’s paired with yuzu ponzu sauce, which makes the wagyu less oily.
We also ordered their fried chicken. It was delicious but there was no wow factor. However, the yuzu salt did add more flavours to the chicken, which made it slightly above average.
Overall, Zagin Soba is a great little place to have chicken ramen, which is more special in Hong Kong compared to other tonkatsu, shoyu, or miso ramen. Particularly when prices are not that far from other ramen stores.