I saw a review up by Ramen Raff, Sydney’s specialist reviewer of ramen, and who am I to argue? Located on Regent Street, a stone’s throw from Redfern Station, it’s a lovely contemporary space that specialises (hurrah, hurrah) in ramen.
I like the fact that they only have a few varieties of ramen AND that most were sold out when we went for lunch on a Tuesday; it means that the food is absolutely fresh and made to order, and when they’re out, they’re out!
So, we both had the specialty of the house, the RaRa Ramen and it had a beautiful creamy opaque broth.
The revelation, as Raff points out, is that the handmade noodles are thinner than some other places; they don’t have quite the same satisfying springiness as some ramen noodles, but they gain in delicacy.
Matched with a perfect piece of tender pork, two halves of a soft-boiled egg, green onions and bamboo shoots, my bowl of ramen was absolutely delicious.
I’ll come back and pair it with some Japanese beer next time for dinner (if I drink at lunchtime, I’m too sleepy to work in the arvo!)