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Ichi Ban Boshi Japanese Restaurant

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by LilsxD (subscribe)
just another girl touring around looking for delicious food!
Published April 10th 2012
Located in Sydney CBD, right across the bookstore Kinokuniya, is my all time favourite restaurant for eating authentic Japanese noodles. One of the things I love about it is that not only is it extremely close to Town Hall station (2 minutes max), it has the best noodles I have ever tasted. The noodles are made fresh and there in the stores and the quality of their soup is definitely something you wouldn't want to miss out on. This time around, I decided to try the Miso Ramen.
The Miso Ramen contains roast pork, bean sprouts, corn, shallots and bamboo shoots. I'm not a fan of bamboo shoots but everything else especially the corn complemented well with the soup and noodles. The sweetness of the corn and the saltiness of the soup combined with the noodles really brought out a balance between them.

In addition, the saltiness of the soup does not keep adding on in your mouth in order to make that super salty taste when eating more and more of it. I found that the taste was really balanced and remained like that for the whole meal. And the thing is, I really liked the spoon it came along with as the depth allowed it to contain soup and noodles together, making it definitely much more delicious than just eating the noodles by itself.

However, the best thing about this is definitely the noodles. The texture and the taste is definitely something I have not been able to find somewhere else making me always coming back even if I have to line up for a while. I have to say, it's definitely worth it. I would also recommend the Unagi-ju for eel lovers.

Also, if you come here, you must try the Melon Soda with Ice Cream. Every time I come here, I will drink this. The fizziness and sweetness is something I really love to drink along with my noodles. In addition, there's ice cream! If you mix the ice cream with the drink, it would lose it's fizziness though, so that's something that depends on your taste. But overall, I've always loved this drink and I'm devoted to it every time I come here.

After eating, if you have time or if you would like to take a walk after a filling meal, you may want to check out the bookstore Kinokuniya nearby that sells English books, Chinese books, magazines and Japanese ones as well, especially manga. They constitute a well rounded variety of novels as well as informative textbooks and materials.
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Why? Authentic Japanese noodles
When: Mon to Sun - 11am - 9pm
Where: The Galeries Victoria, Sydney CBD
Cost: $10-15
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