Japanese ramen fans should definitely try Kisaragi Ramen in Dixon House Food Court, it tastes like Japan and it's super cheap. [CLOSED - FEBRUARY 2012]
For years we were obsessed with finding the best ramen in town, chasing a particular flavour we encountered some years ago on our first trip to Japan. We tried almost every ramen joint in Sydney but we couldn't find a ramen that tasted 100% like what we remembered from Japan. So we went back to Japan. And back in Japan we couldn't find a ramen that was 100% like the ramen we remembered from Japan. Even when we went back to the exact same ramen bars in Japan, and had the exact same ramen we'd eaten before, it didn't seem the same.
So after years of eating ramen we realised we know bugger all. But we do know that one slurp of Kisagari's ramen instantly transported us from the Dixon House Food Court back to Japan. And that hasn't happened for quite a while. This is the best ramen we've had in ages. If only it had a soft boiled googie...
You never know how long these joints are going be around, so if you're into ramen we recommend getting down there and giving it a try. It's only $8.80 a bowl, what else do you need to know?
Miso ramen - $8.80. Salty broth, excellent noodles, melt-in-your mouth pork.
Tonkotsu ramen - $8.80. Thick and rich with collagen but not overly so, chest beating Gumshara addicts may like it more hardcore but we like it this way, so do our arteries.
Good luck flowers for the opening of the stall - how nice!
Alison reckons Kisaragi's ramen reminded her of this particular ramen joint in Osaka. She also believes that Elvis is still alive.