Many have come before me and raved about it. It is a very well known fact that ramen in Sydney is definitely far superior than in Melbourne. I have been to Sydney many times and yet never had the chance to hit the infamous Gumshara Ramen. This very popular ramen outlet is located in a food court in Haymarket. This is the first time that Mister and I are taking a lunch break together in Sydney. I am sure the novelty will wear off but for now, I am embracing it. It was about a 5 minutes walk from my office on Kent Street to Haymarket. I was expecting a long queue but was pleasantly surprise that the wait was not too bad.
The little stall is manned and noodles churned out by Japanese. There is no Chinese in sight like the ones we have in most of Melbourne’s ramen joints. And looking at the orders that were rolling out of the kitchen, they were mostly Tonkotsu ramen thick soup ($10.50) with flavoured egg as extra ($1.50). What can I say? The broth is super thick with gelatinous. I could taste the porky goodness and my lips were feeling sticky just after 2 spoonful of noodles. The noodles were al dente and on the springy side. The pork slices were thinly sliced and also fatty. The bits of green spring onions made me feel a little less naughty. And the flavoured eggs were perfect! And did you notice that I have a double egg yolk? I very almost hit the wall with this bowl of ramen. I wish I could finish the no MSG broth but that would have meant that I needed a bed that I could crawl into after.
Mister also ordered a bowl of chilli pickled cabbage to share. It was definitely spicy. These people does not hold back on giving it all, I say. I thought it worked as a good diversion from the thick, pork broth.
Is it the best ramen that I have eaten outside of Japan? Most likely not. It is definitely the richest bowl of ramen I had but it still lacked a little something. I thought the overall flavour was quite one dimensional. Don’t get me wrong. I really enjoyed this bowl of ramen. It is super rich and will recommend to all serious ramen hunters.
Eating World Harbour Plaza Shop 209 25-29 Dixon St