Ramen Do Auckland – Shoyu

Ramen Do Auckland – ShoyuShoyu Ramen is not about having lux topping or adding exotic flavours. (like adding lobster on top or making Tom Yam version) It’s about simplicity. There should be coherent narrative between Soup, Noodle and topping. Like moving from one story to another in a film, transition is as important as movie scene it self. I... Read More »

Ramen Ichiban Auckland – Tonkotsu

Ramen Ichiban Auckland – TonkotsuTonkotsu Ramen I have been to this venue before and I knew it wasn’t that great. But being a bit tipsy in Auckland city at 2am on Tuesday night There aren’t many places you can eat. Ichiban opens late on week nights because it is next to Japanese Karaoke bars and caters to this not... Read More »

Ramen Takara Auckland – Shoyu

Ramen Takara Auckland – ShoyuRamen Takara, Brownsbay Auckland So we drove outside central Auckland to try this Ramen joint. I have been hearing good rumours.I ordered Shoyu Ramen which is their main flavour. I asked for Chashu (pork) on the side so that I can taste pure broth to start off with. REMEMBER! – Always order their main flavour which... Read More »

Mentaz Auckland – Wafu Tonkotsu Ramen

Mentaz Auckland – Wafu Tonkotsu RamenWafu Tonkotsu RamenSo again I tried what they recommend and fisrt thing on the menu. Wafu Tonkotsu Ramen Soup 2/5 Extremely oily. As soon as you finish eating there is a layer of fat in your bowl. It also has strong pork smell. Noodle 3/5 Average thickness. Nothing special. And as you can see on... Read More »

Tanpopo Ramen Auckland – Tonkotsu Shio Raman

Tanpopo Ramen Auckland – Tonkotsu Shio RamanThis Ramen joint opened around 2004 in Auckland when I was studying there. It was one of the first Ramen restaurant in Auckland that served Tonkotsu flavour. TANPOPO is named from Jyuzo Itami’s famous film Tampopo (Dandelion). This film is a classic and started a bit of a cult following of Ramen freaks around the... Read More »