We Sydneysiders are truly blessed when it comes to experiencing the best of Asia – it’s on our doorstep after all. But choosing lunch isn’t that easy. Enter Takara. Words by Ryan Auberson-Walsh
Want in on our little Winter secret? It’s ramen- there’s nothing like a big bowl of it to warm you up during those days with a chill in the air. Derived from Japan, ramen are simply wheat noodles served in a meat or fish-based broth, best served with a generous spoonful of tempura flakes and green onion.Thinly sliced, fat-laced char siu pork atop noodles swimming in collagen rich broth, are what our ramen dreams are made of- and since almost every locality in Japan has its own variation, you’ll never bore of it. Here’s 6 places to get a great bowl in Sydney:
The North Shore is home to a unique mix of restaurants, cafes and bars that keep locals content- and those on the other side of the bridge out of the loop! Crows Nest, situated on the lower North Shore is the destination for authentic ramen, modern Japanese and brunch on a Sunday morning! If you’re around the Sydney CBD, tack 15 minutes onto your journey and check out 8 of the best eateries in the area:
Meet Louis Tikaram: head chef at popular Sydney eatery, Longrain Restaurant. If you’ve eaten at Longrain, you won’t be surprised to discover that Louis draws his culinary inspiration from a childhood spent growing up surrounded by fresh produce on 100 Acres of farmland in Mullumbimby, NSW; his travels, particularly throughout Asia and his Fijian-Chinese heritage. It’s fair to say then, that when it comes to sharing favourite places, our ears pricked up when we heard Louis’!