1st stop is about 5-minute-walk from Aaron's Hotel @ Haymarket (the hotel location was superb, thanks Toinx!). We opted to go Japanese on our first day in Sydney even if we're surrounded by Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai food places. (Yes, Haymarket is Chinatown) Here's the reason why we can't resist Japanese as our first meal.
A nice, hot bowl of ramen for a chilly weather. The soup was not your ordinary soup. It's thick, aromatic and tasty. They also gave us the option if we wanted a bit thinner in texture or more spicy, but we preferred to eat it the traditional way. Spring onion on one side, seaweed flake on the other, and finally, the pork spare ribs! It's ambrosial.
Pork Spare Ribs Ramen - thick soup (limited number of bowls per day as per the lady at the counter)
Good piece of meat...lots of meat...enough fats...i felt my cholesterol was going up to my head...and the outer side was crispy and it was really flavorsome.
Look how thick the soup was...it was mouth-watering...the soup was just made from fresh bone marrow and water that was cooked for hours. I salute the chef who had been stirring the big, deep cooking bowl. They do made sure you get something from your soup. It's rich in collagen and good for your skin...if only going to the dermatologist will be as exciting as gorging this bowl....
Miso Noodle - hubby's choice. The same soup was used with dashi stock. Hubby always love miso. The pork was tender, lots of veggie with it, but he attested that mine was better...as always :). Like everywhere in Oz, BIG portions, so bring lots of hunger, or share.
Slurp, Chomp, Slurp, Chomp...done...till the next meal, MATE!
Price in AUD (about *1.3 SGD)