And here began the journey to Ramen Kan... As per Andrew's recommendation, Sophie and I - and our gloriously empty stomachs! - made our way into the city, into China Town, into a rickety little elevator, and finally, inside to find what could be likened to clouded heaven in a steaming bowl.
We started with vegetarian curry samosas, and vegetarian gyoza. There were originally four on the plate, but I was hungry... These were great. Not oily, or makunat. No complaints at all.
I had been tweeting Andrew asking him what I should order, but got his messages too late! He said the Tantan Ramen is definitely out of this world. I guess that will have to wait until my next visit to Sydney!
And look at how beautifully they soft-boil their eggs! It's like my soul was being touched by an angel.
This bowl was really amazing - bold in flavour, and very uniquely so. Cloudy, and full. It didn't feel like just a broth, it had body. The noodles were perfect. The crunch from the negi and other veg was a nice contrast.
Sad to say, it's quite unlike anything I've tried in Manila. Ukkokei is a major contender, undoubtedly. But the likes of Kenji Tei or other Japanese restaurants that offer ramen? I wouldn't think so. I'll just have to keep trying! ;)
They have so much to offer, and the prices are definitely on the more favourable side! You'll notice I included the prices for the two bowls above. The rest of the menu is affordable as well. For the atmosphere, the efficient service, and the food... An absolute steal!
As usual, details are below!
Love you long time,
Level 1, 90 Hay Street
+61 (02) 9211 6677