With the chilly weather upon us it’s time to pull off your beanies, roll up your sleeves and get some deliciously warming ramen into you.
If you are still a bit unsure about ramen, let us explain. It’s oodles of noodles in a pork based broth which is often flavoured with soy or miso and topped with delicious eats like pork and dried seaweed. It’s basically a warm hug in a bowl and will hit you right in them hearty feels
So without further ado, here's where to find the best ramen on the Sunshine Coast.
Without fail, Umami is the king of the Sunshine Coast’s ramen trap when it comes to this famous feel good dish. Hands down the best, the piping hot bowls here will not disappoint. With seven options to choose from, along with extra toppings, you'll even find a special ramen here for your vegan friend—now that's accommodating. For a nibble while you wait, order their infamous wok-charred soy beans.
This Mooloolaba favourite is definitely worth a look in when hunting down the best ramen on the Sunshine Coast. There’s no sign of sad instant noodles at Rice Boi, only superior gourmet bowls which pack a punch. Try the My Ramen, packed with chicken karaage, roast chicken broth, baby corn, egg, nori, spring onion, bambo and naruto. This is street food at its best.
Ikko Japanese Kitchen
Calling all ramen lovers. So Ikko Japanese Kitchen is known as one of the best sushi spots on the Sunshine Coast, but never fear the ramen here is just as good. The chashu pork ramen is a must-try. Or why not just devour the entire menu? Trust us, at one bite you won’t be able to stop. We couldn't have done a round up of the best ramen on the Sunshine Coast and left out these guys.
There’s no signs of too-salty broths on Ocean Street’s vibrant, fuss-free Asian-infused restaurant, Junk. Grab a steaming hot bowl of finely sliced pork, noodles, bamboo, nori and soy egg here all for $12. Heading out for a big night on the famous strip? Fill up your bellies here first.
Tokyo born and bred, Kaz Yuki moved to Australia in 2003 and after seeing there was a need for traditional Japanese fare, Sushi Wave was born. All the meat is free range and the sushi is freshly handmade daily. But it’s the ramen which has our eyes goggling. There’s a stack of hot winter food here, including the ramen which features egg noodles, vegies and a housemade broth. And with BYO, this casual little haunt gets a big "yes" from us.
Ii-Naa Japanese Food
Perfect to warm the pipes on a cold day, Ii-Naa Japanese Food may be small but gets a huge applaud when it comes to its fresh sushi, soups, bento boxes and of course, ramen, which comes in soy, miso and tonkotsu pork. The service is friendly, the food tastes good and the ramen is fresh.
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