“Ramen with friends” is a status that Noods and his mates use regularly on the Book of Faces and word on the
street ie blogland meant I spotted a new ramen joint- Ramen Zundo (Shop 1030, Level UG, World Square Shopping Centre near the sushi train, 644 George St, Sydney). World Square is running a promo atm so print out this voucher and you can get any ramen or curry plus a side dish and Japanese ice cream for $15 anytime after 4pm till 12th of Aug.
The Crunchy Tiger and I have both chosen 3 pieces of Karaage (normally $4.50) for our sides. The juicy morsels of chicken are tasty even if the batter wasn’t as crispy and nubbly as I had hoped.
Noods has opted for the 3 pieces of Gyoza (normally $4.50) and before it occurs to me to try a piece he’s managed to snaffle the lot. He was quite descriptive too- “they were good”.
Aaaand what we’ve been waiting for- Tonkotsu Ramen Zundo White ($11.80)! Two fat slices of chashu roast pork belly sit atop a bowl filled with bouncy squiggles of noodles, 2 squares of crisp seaweed and 2 halves of runny soft boiled egg. There is a disturbingly large pile of bean sprouts and cabbage amidst my pile of goodness which I immediately fish out. The pork bone broth isn’t as super rich as Gumshara but woah. WOAH. The chashu? INSANE. I would return for the chashu alone. It is all kinds of amazeballs, incredibly tender with beeyootiful ribbons of fat. There’s also the Zundo Black which has garlic oil and the Zundo Red which is spicy chilli oil.
Choice of desserts is limited to ice creams (normally $2.80), so I’ve gone for the green tea which is creamy and the wafer oddly addictive.
Japanese curries are also available and I’m totes coming back and trying the Mount Chashu which looks to be loaded with porky goodness mmm
5 August 2012