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Published July 12th 2017
Numerous specials amongst authentic Japanese cuisine
Nestled in the quieter end of Liverpool St in Sydney CBD, Yasaka Ramen stands out as a good contender with frequent queues and a list of names, waiting for a warm bowl of delicious ramen.
We were called in, not too long after our names popped on the list, perhaps after 10-15 minutes. We hustled through the first level of Yasaka before reaching the stairs to the more spacious second level seating area where we could see people huddled over their generously sized bowls.
We took our seats and were awarded our menus. We had looked outside while we were waiting at their menu and had pretty much decided what we wanted.
I ordered the Grilled Kakuni Ramen. I had to google what Kakuni had meant while we were outside. It meant pork belly. The pork belly was juicy, with plenty of fat, perhaps a little too much for my personal taste.
The handmade noodles were fantastic and of a good texture. They were extremely generous with the pork belly offering, with many strands of meat. We had a choice to the broth. I had the Tonkotsu Shoyu. My friend had ordered the Double Chashu Ramen with Tonkotsu Shio.
By this stage, we were both stuffed but we had also ordered the Chashu Baos. It was very flavourful, and the pickled cabbage complemented the tender chashu very well. Though we were full, we had no problem eating the baos.