RAMEN! Who doesn’t love ramen hey? Honestly my first bowl of ramen was when I was in Japan about 4 years ago – so my ramen standards has always been quite high – and Shujinko certainly did not disappoint!!
Located on Elizabeth street between MC and Vic Market, this authentic looking joint although looks small from the outside do have a lot of settings inside however very tight. The collection of anime figurines and the Sakes bottles on the shelves definitely remindrd me of the restaurants we saw in Japan.
Hubby decided to try the Tsukemen after watching an episode of Naruto trying this dish… Ramen but where the broth and noodles are served separately. The noodle was thick and tasty and the broth was good. Had alot more noodles then broth though.
We did a swapsie half through as Hubby realised he prefer the noodle in the broth so he can slurp it whilst it was hot haha.. so he ended up with the Shujinko Ramen. The Tonkotsu soup base was very light however it wasnt as flavoursome as the Tsekumes broth. Unfortunately the soup was not piping hot and got a bit cold by the time it got to the table also. I did enjoy the grilled pork. Slightly different with the bok choy and perhaps another piece would have been nice also.
The menu also offered many small izakaya dishes. We decided to try the Takoyaki which was the best dish of the night! The octopus balls was light and filled with the right amount of filling and had the right amount of sauces and tuna flakes on top – Yup! Very close to those Takoyaki balls we had at a local street stall in Osaka MmmMMMM!
The other side dish we tried was the Ebi Fry. The dish was presented beautifully, the prawn was crumbed and fried really well. Came with a much needed mayo salad and teriyaki sauce that complemented the crumbed prawn really well.
So overall a very lovely dinner. Prices are reasonable. Service was good.. started off quiet but by 7pm, there were constantly people coming through the door…and what i missed most about Japan – every-time you walk through or exit their hospitality – they would greet you! such great manners!!!
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| Courtesy invite by Shujinko. Opinions are my own. |