Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Ramen Zundo - Sydney CBD - Sydney, Australia

Ramen Zundo

I previously posted about Ramen Zundo a while back, but they've recently added a new dish to the menu called 'Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen'. Miss Booklover has reminded me to post about this specific occasion and I've been dragging it on for weeks and now months.

How did we found out about this special? Miss Booklover follows them on Facebook and when news of this popped up, she quickly sent a message to me and off we went to Ramen Zundo a few days later. Thanks Miss Booklover!

We were the first people in Sydney to try this dish on the release date of 1st of August 2014. Another valid reason for me to be posting about this memorable event sooner rather than later. She is a big fan of Ramen Zundo and it's one of her favourite ramen joints she regularly goes to get her ramen fix. What brings her back time and time again is the fatty pork. Boy, it is good. Though, not very healthy.

There are special conditions to be met before you can get a hold of this ramen. Only 10 bowls are available between the hours of 5pm till 9pm, starting from the 1st of August 2014. Shhhhhh!!! Only a few bowls a day so you have to get in fast before they sell out.

If you haven't read my previous post about this eatery, Ramen Zundo is a Japanese restaurant specialising in ramen but they also have other items available. I hear their 'Tsukemen' is highly recommended.

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen. Remember that name.

As per their Facebook page, Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen is a unique ramen from the south of the Fukuoka prefecture of Japan. The colour of the white soup is acquired from boiling the pork broth at an extreme temperature to achieve the creamy texture.

At $11.80, it's moderately priced. Not really cheap but not expensive either. But it's well worth the money and you have to try it to know why.

The noodles are perfectly cooked al dente, leaving it with a nice firm bite, reminding me very much of what they offer at Ippudo. It's thin, yet bouncy and pleasant to eat.

The winning component of this dish is the broth. It's extremely light, flavoursome and not overpowering. It doesn't leave you with that sick and icky feeling afterwards. It goes beautifully with the noodles.

That pork is another hit. Layered with meat and ribbons of fat. Oh the glory! In terms of portion size, it isn't the largest but they are generous with the meat, giving 4 slices of deliciousness.

I ended up trying to scoop up every single remaining droplet of soup because it's that good.

A side of ginger and garlic is provided and it goes nicely with the ramen. It's usually self-serve after you enter the restaurant but the waiter was nice and brought it out to us.

We returned a few weeks later and the waiter remembered that we were the first to try out the dish. Hehe.

Shop 10.30 World Square,
640 George St
Sydney NSW 2000

Phone no:  02 9264 6113

Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday
11:45am - 9:00pm


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