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The Ramen Diaries: Menya Noodle Bar revisited

It’s now time for round two, the review of the best reviews.
For my second visit to Menya Noodle Bar, I went for the black garlic tonkotsu. It’s good stuff.
I’ve included a review table for this round of reviews, so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into at each establishment.

Broth: Good pork flavour with a mid thickness broth.

Price: $11.90?

Noodles: Average sized serve. Curly and cooked well.

Meat: Tasty chashu, but nothing exciting.

Toppings:  Tamago – one half egg, softboiled and tasty. Seaweed, scallions and the pink and white swirly things.

Setting: Little restaurant off of Market St that gets packed pretty early in the lunch hour.

Menya Tonkotsu

Menya black garlic tonkotsu

Overall thoughts: Menya Noodle Bar is highly rated around the blogosphere and it gets really busy. It’s a decent bowl that doesn’t get tiresome until you get near the bottom.

Ratings so far:

1. Gumshara & Ikkyu

2. Menya

3. Ramen Kan

4. Ippudo

 

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The Ramen Diaries: Ramen Kan revisited

It’s now time for round two, the review of the best reviews.
For my second visit to Ramen Kan, I went for the same bowl as last time, tonkotsu.
I’ve included a review table for this round of reviews, so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into at each establishment.

Broth: Thin, not overly salty, good pork flavour.

Price: $10.90

Noodles: Average sized serve. Thicker with the ability to hold liquid. Maybe a little overcooked.

Meat: Three slices of chashu. Decent.

Toppings:  Tamago – one half egg, hardboiled and plain. Spring onions, bean sprouts, carrot shavings.

Setting: Upstairs from Cold Rock. Spacious restaurant.

Tonkotsu

Tonkotsu

Garlic miso

Garlic miso

 

 

Overall thoughts: Ramen Kan offers a decent bowl of tonkotsu. The serving size is a little less generous than Gumshara and Ikkyu. The broth is a thin liquid that is luckily not overly salted like some. The spring onions are a little too generous and it comes over strong. I feel that if I were looking for a decent bowl of tonkotsu in that area, I’d still go for Gumshara. If you want a lighter lunch, however, Ramen Kan is exactly what you’re looking for.

Ratings so far:

1. Gumshara & Ikkyu

2. Ramen Kan

3. Ippudo


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The Ramen Diaries, Part 3 – Ramen Kan

It’s all over the blog reviews I’ve read, but the dodgy old elevator’s been decommissioned. Visiting Ramen Kan now means you need to walk up a filthy staircase into this amazing little establishment. It’s worth it for their ramen!

Ramen Kan's Tonkotsu

Ramen Kan’s Tonkotsu

Ramen Kan offers up a fantastic flavour filled broth. It’s thinner than Gumshara’s and the chashu is nowhere near as nice as Ippudo’s. The egg was my favourite one so far – nicely flavoured. The noodles were a great texture and thickness, to which the soup was able to cling nicely. The broth, on the whole, offered a good, solid experience, aside from an overabundance of shredded onions on top.

Another highly recommended establishment!

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