I tend to plan my free days around food, first picking somewhere nice to eat and then choosing something to do around that area. Today is one of the few exceptions, where it’s the other way around- we’re at Milson’s Point for a Harbour Bridge walk, so we thought we’d find some where close by for a quick bite beforehand.
It’s a bit of a spontaneous catch up so we hop into the first cafe that catches our eye, this being Cool Mac, just across the road from the station.
Japanese food isn’t really the first thing thing that comes to mind when thinking Surry Hills, it’s exactly what we’re here for on a chilly weeknight.
If you’ve ever been on Cleveland Street, you’ll probably have noticed Komachi Japanese Restaurant- the one with its front windows transformed into a wall of fame, featuring customers who have successfully completed their 1 kilo ramen challenge. There’s 34 on the wall so far, but we’re not quite brave enough to face the challenge- we’re here to try their normal menu thanks to Washoku Lovers.
I haven’t been doing many restaurant reviews lately and if I’m being honest, it’s because I’ve been really lazy with taking photos and write ups. But if there’s one thing that’s worth writing about it’s ramen- so when our latest ramen cravings kicked in and brought us to Yasaka Ramen, I made sure I lugged that camera along with me!
Yasaka Special Flavour Karaage Chicken $7.80 (6pc)
Some month and a half since returning home from holidays, and still suffering from mild post-Japan depression, I thought I’d treat myself to some ramen. Even if the recent 30 something degree heat was more a salad kind of weather.
I’d been meaning to try Ryo’s, having driven past the bright orange building and the long queues numerous times. It’s not exactly located in the most convenient place, but after driving around the block in circles for a while we eventually found street parking and breathed a sigh of relief when we saw that the queue wasn’t as long as we had expected.
Regent Place, or the Japanese alleyway on George street as I like to call it, seems to get busier and busier these days, with plenty of people lining up for fancy ice cream throughout the day and plenty more diners visiting for a quick ramen fix at Tenkomori….if they can first make it through the crowds at AquaS and Chanoma.
I’d visited Tenkomori on plenty of occasions previously though they were often at times when it was pretty quiet, so I was a little surprised at the line and lack of seating when I got there at 6pm on a weekday night. Luckily, the queue moved pretty quickly, and there was enough seating for everyone as people tend to come and go pretty quickly.
Gyozas and Seaweed Salad