|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Level G, Café Court
80 Pyrmont Street,
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Sun - Mon 11:30am - 9pm
Tue - Thu 11:30am - 10:30pm
Fri - Sat 11:30am - 11pm