This last week has a seen a whirlwind of flat viewings as I embark on my next quest to relocate. Since my work is now out east, there’s not so much reason to stay in Westminster, plus I’m lazy and love a commute to work […]
Ichiban means number one in Japanese. And Ichiban Noodle Bar might just be number one for Japanese food in Glasgow! It was one of our dinner stops for a wild night in the city (in terms of stuffing our faces). Originally established in 1998 the […]
I haven’t found much ramen in London that floats my boat, but Bone Daddies remains one of my current favourites. It’s a busy venue, in Soho, and there’s been a bit of a queue on some evenings. I evaded that with a lunchtime visit and […]
My favourite meal was in Warsaw was a rather unexpected one. At the time of writing the highest rated place on Zomato is Uki Uki, a seemingly, low key ramen joint. It was also close by, I spent my early evening checking out Łazienki Park. […]
I had a tiny bit of time to kill before checking out the nearby Book of Mormon. So I stepped into Kanada-Ya for a rapid fire ramen retreat. My dinnertime ended up being shorter than I had anticipated, but I still made it in and out the door in single digit minutes. So that was impressive. My food order was for the original tonkotsu (£12) with pork belly, nori, fungi and spring onion. I went with the recommendation of the chewy-level noodles, the harder texture of this ramen was enjoyable. The broth was good, quite simple compared to others I have had. The chashu was rather on the fatty side, but at least you get three strips of it. The truffle ramen looks like where it’s at, but that’s even pricer at the £14 mark. So a solid bowl of ramen, but expensive even without all the toppings.
Since arriving in London I hadn’t made it out to a mall, and there’s something always reassuring about being in one. I think it has something to do with the fact that you can sustain a livelihood should you never want to leave. Clothes, entertainment, […]
Ramen – but not quite as you know it. Taking a much more contemporary take and targeting a hip, young crowd Shop Ramen adds a little something different to the Japantown that Smith Street already is. I’ve had takeout from the store when it was […]
Nothing beats a bowl of warm tonkotsu ramen on a cold evening. And so far, every London evening is cold. We headed along to the Shoryu Ramen in Kingly Court, which is a really fab space in itself. I went for the White Natural (£11.50) which was one of their recommendations and is a tonyu soy milk, miso, konbu and shiitake broth topped with fried tofu, kikurage mushrooms, spring onion, bamboo shoots and nori. The broth was fair, and the noodles were yum, there was a nice saltiness to the noodle. Tofu was a bit boring and was cold to the bite which wasn’t as pleasant. A bit pricey for the end result, doesn’t capture the energy or aromas of Hakata back home.