Tonkotsu Soy ($15)

RAMEN ZUNDO

Around the time I was leaving for Sydney, there was one thing in Melbourne that was seriously bumming me out – the lack of good ramen I’ve yet to eat. Though Melbourne is no longer the ramen desert it once was, following the growth of the ramen scene in real time meant that I’ve demolished every option on all the ‘best of’ lists I could [...]
Half Chicken ($11)

EL JANNAH

In Melbourne, charcoal chicken is something you get when the fish and chip shop next door is closed. In Sydney however, it seems to be so much more. Instead of second-rate takeaway, charcoal chicken is serious business. Like other cheap ethnic eats – such as banh mi and dumplings – everyone seems to have their opinion on where to get the best version, and the [...]
Hue’s Style Noodle Soup ($12.8)

VINA VEGAN

I really love meat, but I also really love veggies. In fact, I love both so much that the thought of going vegan is almost as horrifying as being told that I have to be exclusively carnivorous from here on. But there are definitely days where I feel like one more than the other, and there are no points for guessing what I was in [...]
Ontama Wagyu Beef ($10.9, regular)

OIDEN BOWL

Do you prefer rice or noodles? Regardless of your answer, boy do I have something for you. Because if you’re like me and can’t decide, head on over to Skyview Shopping Plaza, and you’ll find Mappen Noodle Restaurant and Oiden Bowl, sister restaurants sitting side by side, ready for whatever you might be feeling on the day. The fact that Oiden and Mappen are sister [...]
Brisket Baguette ($12.5)

KINFOLK

Being an ex-pharmacist-future-doctor, I am all about working for the public sector (yes there are pharmacists in hospitals; no we don’t just ferry ketamine around like drug mules). On the other hand, as an IT dude, Chris is a big ol’ sell-out. Working in the private industry, he has perks I can’t even begin to dream about – company-funded lunches, foosball in the office, and [...]
Kushiro Shoyu Ramen ($13.9)

MENYA NOODLE BAR

Believe it or not, despite having been in Sydney – aka the ramen capital of Australia – for 4 months, I’ve only had one bowl of ramen. Unlike Melbourne, the Sydney summer can be relied on to be consistently warm and humid, which meant I had little to no excuse for noodle soup. But now that the weather is finally cooling down, it’s time to [...]