The three friends and owners of top house of ramen Koku Kitchen, Mark, Ross and Bobby, have taken their next logical step with the opening of Koku Kitchen Buns, Gyoza and Ramen which specialises in these three Asian dishes that give the place its long name. Together but separate, upstairs you get the Asian sandwich that not long ago only made a cameo appearance on the menus of expensive restaurants wanting to have an Asian touch.
Here they’ve got five different types of filling to stuff into the light, steamed bread rolls. You also add in a sauce and fresh garnishes that are slightly different for each filling, among them cucumber, fennel and celery. In addition to the buns, they've got the dons – a variety of rice dishes (the vegetarian donburi is phenomenal) – and a quality set lunch menu at a great price, where you get a starter, a main (either buns or a don), a drink, and a home-made dessert that's just the right amount of naughty to set off all the healthy items on the menu.
Downstairs is where the gyoza and ramen are served. You’ll find five types of gyoza and eight varieties of ramen, just like in the Koku Kitchen in the Barri Gòtic. The texture of the gyoza wrapping as well as the flavours inside disarm you at the first bite; the edamame one with a hint of spicy ginger, or the duck with orange are two they must never take off the menu.