Winter in Melbourne can be miserable at the best of times. Throw in a pandemic – and the lockdowns, cancelled plans and half-hearted Zoom calls that come with it – and you’re practically guaranteed a rough time.
Good food can help and thankfully, most of the city’s restaurants are open for takeaway. But if you and lasagne are on a break, and you’ve stopped seeing eye-to-eye with pad thai, consider a big, hearty bowl of ramen on your next takeaway night.
Ramen’s the ideal winter soup: rich, protein-packed broth; carb-y noodles that are heavy on slurp; garnishes galore. Plus, it reheats better than many other takeaway options and is highly customisable to your own taste. Ramen houses across town are still open, and many of them deliver. Here are the best of the bunch.