Eastwood, the land of the long late lunch. And fish ice cream.
[LAST UPDATED APRIL 2013]
We find some Japanese chocolate for laters, it's a little darker than your Cadbury Dairy Milk, very nice. The guy at the cashier also takes the time to instruct Miss Chicken on how to cook the various noodles she has bought, what a nice fella.
[BACK AT ZENYA NOODLE AGAIN APRIL 2013]
We've eaten a hell of a lot of ramen since our last visit to Zenya in 2010, including a couple of trips to Japan, so we were surprised and ecstatic to find the ramen here even better than we remembered. It is top notch stuff with lovely broths and al dente noodles, all ramen nerds should give this place a whirl.
Kogashi-ninniku ramen - $11.80. A pork broth given a wonderful kick with slightly charcoaled garlic. That slightly 'burnt' flavour from the garlic is well balanced with the soup. Hats off to the chef. The soup is topped with bean sprouts, nori paper, dried mushroom, bamboo shoots, roast pork and a lovely soft boiled googie.
Negi-Miso Ramen - $11.80. Pork soup given a big sweet rich miso kick. Man we love miso ramen. Topped with the usual bits as well as some fresh finely shredded leek and corn.
We order gyoza and salad as a set. Love the salad dressing.