Ramen in salt flavoured pork soup with roast pork, shallots & sesame seeds
I’ve been wanting to go to Ryo’s for a long long long time. But you know, it’s on the other side of the bridge and if there’s one thing I am, it’s lazy. So, really, it’s all my own fault. Two weeks ago, I finally organised a bunch of us to go. We arrived at 1.30pm and lo’ and behold, the rumours were true: not just that there would be a queue but scarily, they would run out of broth. And sure as heck, they ran out of broth.
So this time around, we went at midday. Before midday even. There was still a queue but I’ll be damned if they ran out of broth.
Ryo’s is teeny tiny, seating no more than 30 people, is my guess. They have a menu full of ramens in various broths, curries and the mildly fascinating “miso bolognese” which I didn’t try, but still want to. I checked out their “Ranking Top 5″ list and ordered the No. 1 (top photo).
It was pretty damn good. The noodles were spongy and squidgy (not really sure if those are appetising terms but I’m just calling it like I see it) and the broth is basically a meal on its own. Fragrant, tasty, savoury, delicious. The bowl didn’t look enormous, but it was surprisingly filling, although the greedy amongst us can still order extra noodles for a couple of dollars.
Ramen in spicy hot flavoured pork soup with roast pork, egg & shallots
Ramen in Tokyo style soy sauce chicken soup with roast pork, egg, bamboo shoots & nori
We also shared some kimchi (we ordered two, but they’d run out and only had enough for one tiny serve) and some fried chicken. OH MY GOD the fried chicken. YUM.
I haven’t been to Tokyo so can’t compare Ryo’s ramen to the “real deal”, but I hear it’s pretty darn close. I’m yet to try Gumshara’s as well (which is just in Chinatown so I can’t even pull the lazy card), but I think I might come back and check out the miso bolognese next
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Crow’s Nest, NSW, 2065
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