TonTon Ramen $9.80 and boiled egg $1
The bowl arrives with the broth tinged orange, indicating the slightly spiced tonkotsu, with the noodles buried beneath seaweed, bean sprouts, two slices of cha-su, a piece of nori, shallots and sesame seeds. After the triumph that was Menya and Ichi-ban Boshi, I couldn't help but to feel a little let down by Ton Ton in comparison - the spicy broth was a bit too hot for Georgia and Fieldhouse, not exactly thick and a little oily, though it was rather flavoursome. The pork was lean, lacking the ribbons of fat that, in my opinion, is required for the perfect cha-su and the egg was sadly plain. The noodles were thin and smooth but decent, while seaweed and bean sprout contribute some unconventional but welcome additions to the dish. Overall, this wasn't bad, but was our least favourite ramen of the day.
Green tea soft serve $1
On the way down George St, there was a sign outside Mizuya flogging an Autumn special of $1 green tea soft serves (takeaway only). I really, really love green tea flavoured anything, so that wasn't even a question. It was awesome. Hand art courtesy of Angela Fieldhouse.
Ton Ton Takeaway
Level 1 Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney 2000
Telephone: (02) 9222 9960