If you’re a fan of ramen in Sydney, and live by the “No Ramen, No Life” philosophy, you’ll probably know about Yasaka Ramen. This Neutral Bay outpost of this popular joint is serving up ramen that’s a little different to that of the CBD store—that is, they are not using the pressure cookers as seen in the CBD shop to make their stock, but are sticking to the OG style of making stock, using simply heat and a pot. This way of cooking seems only fitting, considering Neutral Bay is basically the hub of Japanese food in Sydney.
Here you will find the ramen you have come to know and love, with its slightly thick broth, as well as a few glorious baos which grace the sides menu (char siu and kakuni). The char siu is BBQ pork, while the kakuni is a decadently rich slow cooked pork belly.
If you’re after Sydney’s best ramen, mentally prepare yourself for queues. But, as always, once you’re eating, it’ll all be worth it.
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