Following the huge success of its pop-up counterpart Shophouse Ramen, owners Pat Breen and Lydia Wegner have now taken their venture to a permanent home in Smith Street. Named Shop Ramen, Breen and Wegner are bringing Collingwood genuine, home-style ramen, offering delicate wheat noodles in different tasty broths, the recipes of which were perfected by the owners over several study trips to Japan.
You’ll be served up with a steaming bowl of Tokyo-style Tonkotsu ramen, which uses a broth brewed from pork-bones, a slice of free-range grass-fed pork, sliced spring onion and a soft boiled egg floating on top. Or, for those who are meat-free, there’s a vegetarian ramen with pepitas, tofu with black wakame, raw zucchini, lightly blanched broccoli, pickled shitake mushrooms and feathers of dried chilli in a cashew milk broth.
Don’t forget to also try their selection of buns, including the pork belly and pickle, which is tart, crunchy and gooey-sweet.
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