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23 reviews
AMAZING
1st SPICY BIG BOY
Monohon Ramen, London
Just go all in with a fully stacked, large ramen bowl with soft poached and conventional tamago, chasu pork, nori, spicy miso pork mince, mushroom, beansprouts, scallions, and pickled ginger, in a spicy broth. Amazing! šŸœ
2nd MISO RAMEN
Ramen Shingen, Sapporo
Big bowl and bigger queues! But it's worth the wait. Noodles were chewy, broth was a potent savoury miso packed with umami and the pork was divinely tender. Only criticism is the egg which is not soft boiled nor marinaded. Not worth the additional cost, but the Hokkaido corn I added was sweet and definitely worth it.
3rd GYOKAI BLACK
Manpuku Chatswood, Chatswood
Superb bowl of a soy-based pork broth (carrying a hint of fish as well) with heavy emphasis on their own Kogashi charred black garlic oil. Chashu pork belly was tender, noodles were thin and firm and I'm glad to see a whole Nitamago egg included rather than a half. Excellent bowl and authentic flavours.
4th TRUFFLE RAMEN
Kanada-Ya, London
Superb, incredibly fragrant, truffle infused ramen with extra umami inducing porcini mushroom paste to kick it up another notch.
REALLY GOOD
5th BLACK TRUFFLE RAMEN
Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles, Singapore
Excellent pre-flight food at Jewel near Changi T1. Truffle was strong but not overpowering, the broth was clean but still deep in flavour and the pork was tender and sliced nice and thin. My only two criticisms: 1) add-ins are costly as it comes with very little in the standard bowl; 2) was not given option on noodle chewiness - mine were not as chewy as I'd like.
6th YAKI SHOYO RAMEN
Rishiri Ramen Miraku - Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, Japan
Scorched soy combined with dashi for a light ever so slightly sweet yet intense broth. Noodles were light and wavy but it skimped on pork and a few other trimmings
7th GEKIKARA RAMEN
Kanada-Ya, London
Fantastic spicy ramen with a mandatory egg šŸœ
8th PAITAN RAMEN
Kanada-Ya, London
This is a limited edition, miso paitan. A Tokyo-style ramen bowl with chewy, wavy noodles, it's here over the next month or so. The broth is rich, savoury and basically a comforting hug in soup form. Every slurp is satisfying. šŸ˜‹ Textures are good, with sweetcorn and sugar snap peas providing a complementing sweetness too. Pork was soft though I'd have liked a larger trio of slices. Well worth a sample if it's still on.
9th SHOYU RAMEN
Marutama Gaiden, Vancouver
Excellent shoyu ramen with whole egg. Not too rich with perfectly cooked (for me) chewy noodles.
10th BAKAMORI KARAAGE RAMEN
Ramen Gojiro, Vancouver
Bakamori translates as "more everything" and is a fitting description. This was spicy (atomic breath hot as per their menu) with double noods, double chicken karaage and way too many bean sprouts. Inadvisable to finish it solo like I did. Could barely move afterwards šŸ˜‚
11th MUKU RAMEN
Muku Zweike - Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, Japan
Layered broth intended to be eaten as top and bottom. Couldn't detect a massive difference personally but it was tasty nonetheless šŸ˜‹
12th KIMCHI SEAFOOD TONKOTSU
Shoryu Go, London
The kimchi seafood tonkotsu from @shoryulondon absolutely hits the spot šŸœšŸ˜‹šŸ‘šŸ»
13th SHIROMARU HAKATA CLASSIC RAMEN
Ippudo, London
As Kanye told us, lift yourself šŸ’ŖšŸ»šŸœ
14th AKAMARU SHINAJI RAMEN
IPPUDO, London
Akamaru ramen with whole marinaded egg and sumptuously soft chashu pork šŸœ
14th AKAMARU SHINAJI RAMEN
IPPUDO, London
Akamaru ramen šŸœ šŸ˜‹
15th KARAKA MEN RAMEN
IPPUDO, London
Spicy karacka-men ramen šŸœšŸ˜‹
16th TONKOTSU X
Kanada-Ya, London
The Tonkotsu X from the Ā£10 lunch menu (which includes a soft drink) with an egg added. Pros: a not too rich or fatty broth, hard noodles, and great value for the base meal (before extras are added). Cons: softer pork exists elsewhere in the London ramen scene and I couldn't being myself to add black garlic oil at Ā£1.50! šŸ˜‹šŸœšŸ„¢šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‡ÆšŸ‡µ
17th TONKOTSU RAMEN
Shoryu Ramen New Oxford Street, London
Shoryuken! āž”ļøā¬‡ļøā†˜ļø+āœŠšŸ» Signature Ganso Ramen, featuring roast pork, nitamago Burford Brown egg, nori, fried shallot, pickled ginger, scallion, kikurage mushroom and sesame šŸ‡ÆšŸ‡µšŸœšŸ˜‹
PRETTY GOOD
18th TONKOTSU RAMEN
Tonkotsu Stratford, London
The signature Tonkotsu - a creamy pork broth made of a fatty and devilish lardo and sea salt base, with roast pork belly, bamboo shoots, beansprouts, spring onion, burnt garlic oil and seasoned tamago.
19th BLACK RAMEN
Kamamarui Ramen & Don, Burnaby
Black garlic oil is the emphasis of this chashu broth ramen. Chose 'regular' broth but 'rich' is also an option if you're indulging.
20th PORK TRIO RAMEN
Ramen Ria, Christchurch
Tonkontsu ramen bowl with chashu, crispy roast pork belly and sweet cured bacon comprising the trio. Egg was not tea-marinded and the noodles a bit too soft for my liking, but it was a decent bowl. šŸœ
21st SMOKED DUCK AND BACON RAMEN
PACHINKO, Launceston
Noodles not firm enough and the broth, while tasty, lacked the richness I like in a ramen bowl. Felt like a Chinese/fusion noodle bowl more than a ramen.
22nd CHEESE RAMEN
Kintaro Ramen, Vancouver
It's really gimmicky, but tasty nonetheless
23rd RAMEN BURGER
Ramen Burger - Smorgasburg, USA
The original Ramen burger. Novelty? Sure. But pretty good actually