I’ve been searching up a couple of holiday destinations (dreaming I was somewhere more fun than Sydney haha), especially restaurant/food recommendations there, and came across Marukame Udon a couple of times in different countries. I had yet to visit their Sydney branch since I live so far away from it, so when I visited Chatswood for a shopping trip, Marukame was the first place that popped to my mind when deciding on a lunch destination.
We arrived early to avoid crowds, but luckily, its large, double storey seating area meant that despite the large volumes of customers at peak hours, the crowd never really built up, unlike it’s neighbour, Mokoto. Because the queue was so short and fast moving, I barely had time to look through the menu, so I ordered my usual favourite, the Bukkake udon with egg. The noodles are deliciously soft and slippery, with the perfect amount of bounce.
The tempura whiting was nice and light, though concentrate hard when you are eating it, as we were surprised to find a couple of small bones within. We’re not usually huge fans of taiyaki, but we wanted something sweet to end with. Their version appears to be deep fried, with its exterior being incredibly crunchy, whilst its pancake-like interior remains light and soft, paired with a delightful red bean filling. We quite enjoy this version, and definitely would order it again next time! 🙂