Manpuku Ramen, Kingsford, Sydney

Manpuku

There was an article recently about David Chang’s favourite ramen places in Sydney:

http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/restaurants/restaurant-news-features/2013/5/sydney’s-best-ramen/

It’s a shame he did not include Manpuku in Kingsford. When we are not in the mood for pho, we go straight to this ramen place. It’s been fortnightly lately.

It is a small restaurant that serves about 10 different kinds of ramen with a few sides. I’d wish they would include gyoza and edamame because the ramen takes a little while to cook. In fact, if they get a liquor license, a Asahi or Saporo beer would go fantastic. If you get there at about 11.30am, you will see the staff having a group warmup before they open the restaurant at 12pm. They are our favourite ramen place because of the quality of the broth – very intense and flavoursome. Ippudo is great too but it gets pricey and busy.

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We normally go for the red and the tonkatsu shoyu with extra mushroom or cabbage.

Dish number 3 is a bit of a gimmick with such a long name for a dish. It’s good (and I think it is very popular) but I am happy to stick with a simple tonkotsu

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This time I tried the miso butter. It turned out to be the miso soup with a slice of butter, not quite what I had in mind.

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As it turned out, they just had their one year anniversary. Well done and bring on the beers please.
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