Friday, September 11, 2015

Sokyo Ramen at The Star, Pyrmont

Cute printed nori
Food is a powerful force! Its capacity to turn ones stress to happiness is amazing. You know what makes MISO happy? Ramen! It is joy in a bowl. No ramen no life right? I admire the sight of its harmonious construct and the way the ingredients work together to deliver that ultimate comfort. So when I heard about a ramen pop-up by the renowned Sokyo at The Star was coming up, I made it my mission to visit. 
Sokyo's Executive Chef Chase Kojima is one of the dopest chefs in town. His hip little ramen joint is located at the The Star's food court. Just look for the Pikachu wall prints! They offer four types of ramen, some snack-size dishes and a range of drinks. If a globally successful chef trained in traditional Japanese cuisine like him says he will do ramen, one makes their way there ASAP! 

Gyokairui Tonkotsu Ramen
The Gyokairui Tonkotsu Ramen ($16) was absolutely beautiful! The light tonkotsu broth had a blend of pork, chicken & seafood Dashi that gave it some depth. Toppings include pork cheek chashu, marinated egg, nori, shallots, and black fungus. I also really liked the firm egg noodles (same noodles used for all their ramen). The pork cheek chashu was tasty and the texture was like super tender ham. 
Spicy Miso Tantanmen
Out of all the tantanmen I have tried in Sydney, their Spicy Miso Tantanmen ($16) is the most well-balanced I've come across. The sweet miso based broth starts out light then next thing you know the flavours and heat starts to creep up. The toppings include pork mince, marinated egg, nori, sesame seeds, and black fungus. I love how the sesame adds that roasty accent to the broth.  
Yuzu Shio Ramen
The Yuzu Shio Ramen $15 is almost like a Chinese style noodle soup but with a citrusy flavour in the light chicken and katsuobushi dashi based broth. I like the sweetness that comes from the zest too. Toppings include mixed green salad, pork cheek chashu, marinated egg and nori. 
Mai-Dan's Fried Chicken
I was also able to try Mai-san's Fried Chicken ($9). It's a ridiculously amazing marinated sake soy chicken karaage dish! I enjoyed the light crisped and slightly doughy batter. The meat was flavoursome and juicy but not oily. It went well with the spicy mayo. 
Yuzu Pop Soda
The Yuzu Pop Soda ($5) was refreshing! It had a nice balance of passionfruit and citrus yuzu flavours. 

Sokyo Ramen is worth a visit! Get there soon as their pop-up will only be there for 3 months starting from the 10th of September 2015. Follow Chase Kojima on Instagram for further updates.

Sokyo Ramen
Level G, Café Court
The Star,
80 Pyrmont Street,
Pyrmont NSW 2009

Trading hours
Sun - Mon 11:30am - 9pm
Tue - Thu 11:30am - 10:30pm

Fri - Sat 11:30am - 11pm
Sokyo Ramen Pop-Up Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. That spicy miso tantanmen is calling my name! Can't wait to try.

  2. Loving how so many ramen joints are opening across Sydney. And how good is the yuzu shio ramen. I think that was my fave.

  3. Definitely something I need to try! Yes to more ramen!


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