Build your own Ramen and slurp it with skill at Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen.
This Russell Street restaurant is the first of the popular Philippines-based ramen chain to land in Australia. Here at EatClub, we are true ramen-tics, so naturally we’re very excited to have this international ramen shop on the platform. They are known for their ‘do it your way’ ramen bowls and izakaya-style snacks that provide diners with all them hearty feels.Once seated, you’ll be provided with a menu and a pencil. The process is simple: tick your chosen ramen base and adjust everything from the oil, garlic, pork, spice and even noodle size to your liking. Then, tick your additions like meat, egg, nori or Kae-dama (extra noodles). If you’re feeling fancy get the Kikurage (black fungus) or the slow-cooked pork belly.
The Izakaya section of the menu includes Japanese lotus chips, edamame, teriyaki chicken ribs and aged beef tataki. The standouts are obvious: the karaage is fried t perfection, and the gyoza is doubtlessly spot on with flavoursome fillings and skins that have that perfect crispy-chewy ratio.The menu also includes five steps on how to get the most enjoyment out of your ramen. We won’t tell you how here, all we’ll say is that it encourages a lot of loud-but-courteous slurping sounds.
The space itself is bright and wood-lined with an open kitchen where the chefs steam, sear, knead, boil and season away. Sliding doors reveal a traditional Japanese dining room with mats and sunken tables – a perfect setting to slurp.
Drinks-wise, you’ll find Asahi on tap and a range of Australian and Japanese bottled beers. There’s a decent range of sake, plum wine, shochu, whiskeys and wine at the bar too. Enjoy soft serve with a green-tea waffle cone for dessert.
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