Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.
Ramen, more than any other soup, will divide people. Are you after an opaque tonkotsu or a brighter chicken shoyu broth? Firm hand-cut noodles or soft squiggly noodles? Do you add in some intense black garlic or keep it simple? Would you like your chasu extra fatty or thinly sliced and lean?
Each ramen house will have its own distinctive broth, but toppings (mushrooms, eggs, seaweed, bamboo and corn) and seasonings (soy, miso, salt) let you cater to your own tastes. Need a winter challenge? Find your favourite ramen in Sydney the old fashioned way – try them all. We did, and regret nothing except that we now need to buy bigger jeans.
NOTE: We've double-checked that all these ramen joints have re-opened after the lockdown hiatus, but things change quickly at the moment. Check with the venue to see if you need to make a booking before your visit, and be aware that opening times may have changed.
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