It’s all happening in the ‘fern! RaRa is the latest ramen ddition to the neighbourhood sitting just across from Arcadia and next door to Huxtaburger. Rara makes their Hakata style noodles in house and is pumping out steaming hot bowls of ramen with a carefully curated wine list. The menu is short and sweet with 3 different ramens- tonkotsu, shio and a vegan ramen.
The RaRa tonkotsu ($16.90) is made with a creamy and rich house pork tonkotsu shio base, topped with a slice of free range char siu that’s been grilled on their robata grill, a handful of seasoned bamboo, a free range Ajitsuke tamago (seasoned egg) with a perfect yolk, shallots and shredded black fungus.
I spring 90c more to get the black garlic, there’s also the house made chilli or miso paste but black garlic is the bomb yo and just what the doctor ordered for this wave of rainy weather that’s hitting Sydney.
While I loved the broth of the Pork shoyu ($16.90), you guys know my mad issues with bean sprouts haha but scoopsies to the side and it’s all better 😛 Like the tonkotsu ramen, there’s also black pepper, shallots, half an egg and a slice of grilled char siu. I need to add a special shout out to the noodles, they are pleasingly firm but bouncy, with a good bite to them.
On another visit, out of curiosity I ordered the Vegan soy shio ramen ($16.90), a soy based broth served with grilled tomato, black pepper, seasoned bamboo, shallots and a not so vegan egg. There’s a lil dab of a chilli, sesame (and I think ginger?) paste which gave the broth a nice oomf though I did add more chilli oil and grind more sesame seeds towards the end of the bowl when the taste of the soy milk got a bit much for me.
66b Regent St,
Tues – Fri: 12 – 2:30pm, 5:30 – 9:30pm
Sat – Sun: 12 – 2:30pm, 5 – 8:30pm