Friday, August 26, 2011

Kisaragi Ramen

After seeing Street Food's post on Kisaragi Ramen, I made a beeline for Dixon House Food Court with The Ninja in tow. This was the second stop to our afternoon ramen adventure after Daikichi we discover  the seedy Chinatown food courts seem to be hiding another gem.

Miso Ramen, Kisaragi Ramen
Miso Ramen $8.80 with half soft-boiled egg $0.50

The miso ramen is pretty as a picture, with nice thick slices of pork and ramen in a miso and pork broth, topped with pickled bamboo, seaweed, shallots and saffron and black sesame. I added half a boiled egg for fifty cents extra, and it was a perfect soft googie rich with soy flavour. The broth is quick to form a skin, and is rich with collagen however the porkiness is lovely and subtle, balanced by the miso but the real winner here is the cha-su. Slices of the roast pork was was tender and melt-in-your-mouth sweet, literally falling apart when I tried to pick up a piece with my chopsticks.

Tsukimi Ramen, Kisaragi Ramen
Tsukimi Ramen $9.80

I originally wanted to add an egg to the tonkotsu, but the bloke suggested I instead try the tsukimi ramen, and I'm glad I went with it. Topped with bean sprouts and a soft-poached egg, the Kisaragi version is a close contender to Gumshara, the tonkotsu broth is lighter with a slightly milky consistency, and I suggest those to aren't big fans of the thickness of Gusmhara's broth to try this place.

Kisaragi Ramen
Shop B04, Dixon House, 413-415 Sussex St, Haymarket 2000
Telephone: 0405 222 1328

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  1. not sure if you noticed, but on the outer edges of the cha-shu there seemed to be a flavoured/roasted sliver of skin...which i have not encountered anywhere ranging from gumshara, menya, ryo's, or even in the couple of places i had ramen in Japan...and this little bit of skin made it extra delicious !

  2. Yes, I know exactly what you're talking about! It is indeed extra delicious, a bit like bacon rind but not so tough.

  3. I've uncovered a few eating gems too thanks to Street Food (namely Eating World)! This ramen looks pretty good...

  4. Wow! Porky ramen! Awesome find Lola! It does look and sound like a close contender to Gumshara. Ramen Raff will give Kisaragi Ramen a go! Yatta!!!!

  5. Tried today....taste very good....
    must try tonkotsu ramen...
    and gyoza is really nice.