My fiance and I are on a search for a place to get some decent ramen in Canberra, and have been for some time now. Does anyone know of a restaurant that serves it? If you’re thinking, “What the hell is ramen?” my answer for you is it’s a dish that’s really popular in Japan – I think it’s originally from China – and it consists of noodles, soup and meat, basically, with whatever toppings come with the particular type of ramen. It’s absolutely delicious – when made correctly.
A place opened up a little while ago below Dendy in the new part of the Canberra Centre serving ramen, Wagamama, but after going there quite a few times we’ve decided it’s really not to our liking. Our last visit, incidentally, involved them initially getting our order wrong, which is all fine and dandy, but then the replacement bowl of ramen was made with the wrong kind of noodles which were uncooked and doughy, and it was basically inedible. So we’ve decided not to go back there again, since the ramen is never very good anyway and is priced too high for what it is.
What we’d really like is actual authentic-style ramen (without beansprouts) a la Ichiban Boshi in the Galeries Victoria in Sydney. That being a good three hours away from Canberra, I come to you, O denizens of RiotACT! Tell me where to go, even to hell, as long as I get some chashu-men to take with me!