Little Ramen Bar is located on Little Bourke Street in the heart of CBD. My cousin is a fan of the Japanese ramen at this noodle bar and every time she travels to Melbourne she eats here. It has also been mentioned in a number of lists as having the best ramen so we added it to our must eat bucket list.
After arriving in Melbourne, we took the taxi from the airport to the city and stopped across the road from the restaurant. With our luggage in tow, we decided to join the short queue which I hear is much longer on weekdays so try going before or after the lunch hour rush. Luckily the line moved very quickly and we were in within five minutes.
The ‘Classic Tonkotsu Ramen ($10.90)’ is made using a traditional slow cooked pork broth that is simmered over 10 hours. The soup is rich and full of flavor without being too thick. The chashu melted in the mouth alongside the perfect soft runny egg. Though there was a bit too much seaweed in the bowl for my liking.
The noodles had a nice bite to it.
'Spicy Miso Ramen ($13.50)' is for those who are after that extra kick. The pork soup is combined with a homemade spicy miso and topped with cabbage and shallots. A steaming hot bowl of noodles is comforting on a chilly day in Melbourne.
The ramen at Little Ramen Bar was good but I wouldn't say it was the best I've had. Would have liked to try other variants if we were in town for longer.
This is the last post of my Melbourne trip. Till next time!
5/346 Little Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone no: 03 9670 5558
Monday - Thursday
Lunch : 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner : 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday
Lunch : 11:30pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:30pm