Men-Dokoro Ryo Tei G/F, 15 Hillier Street Sheung Wan Hong Kong Tel. 2546 2828 Grub: Ramen, Fukuoka-style. Vibe: It's a small place but easy to spot thanks to its bright orange exterior. The decor has a bright and modern, yet rural feel, the staff is friendly and service is prompt. Who to take: Ideal for small groups of friends. What's hot: Historically, Fukuoka boasted two distinct styles of noodles. Though the styles have since merged somewhat, Kyushu ramen is justifiably famous. The soup base is made by boiling pork bones for a long time. This releases the bone marrow, which gives the soup its special richness - great with thin noodles. There are about half a dozen traditional choices. Ramen in miso-flavoured soup and ramen in fish and pork stock soup are especially good. Both are served with roast pork, egg and shallots. The miso has bamboo shoots while the fish comes with nori (roasted seaweed). Chili lovers should try the 'Spicy Hot Flavoured Soup'; and it's very hot. There are also some non-traditional choices: one made with chicken soup base and another with a Tokyo-style soy soup base. They come with the same kinds of toppings as traditional options, save for fried prawn balls. If you are feeling famished, you can ask for extra noodles; and gourmands up for a challenge can try to win HK$1,000 by slurping their way through six bowls. The notice on the wall doesn't say if there is a time limit, but there are plenty of photos of winners so it's clearly doable. As for side dishes, the gyoza were palatable, but the deep-fried crab cake was a little on the bland side. There are a dozen yakitori to choose from including shitake mushroom, chicken liver and cherry tomato with bacon. You might also want to try the onigiri rice balls. What's not: There is not much elbow room and it can get very crowded at lunch time. It's best to go before 12.30pm or after 2pm, or wait for dinner. Prices: Ramen is HK$62-HK$78. Side dishes are HK$12-HK$26.