Eating out – Ittenbari

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Ramen time!

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This little one used to be a Ramen shop called Ryo which I would normally recommend to anyone wanting to try out some real Ramen. I saw that the venue had changed and wanted to see whether the food was just as good. I had feared that this mew place would not live to my expectations.

Enter Ittenbari (84 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9UB, http://ittenbari.co.uk/)

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Obviously I needed some Edamame (for the ones that don’t know what this is, it’s boiled soybeans with a pinch of salt, quite lovely. They don’t taste anything like peas. If you’ve never tried them, don’t be a chicken/cheapskate and try some)

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Gyoza was good, not too oily or too mushy.

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And you could get this little side dish for just 3£! It was unexpectedly delicious, the pork was very well done and quite moreish.

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But obviously I cared little about gyoza or side dishes. What i wanted was Ramen!

All in all, it was a good ramen. Certainly different from the old Ryo Ramen, and not quite sure if for the better. The noodles were slightly thin, whilst i prefer somewhat thicker noodles in Ramen.

What’s Ramen?

It’s basically a big bowl of noodle soup, with fried meat and veggies. The soup itself should be made by boiling cow bones (or chicken bones) for a period of time, then spiced well. They also come with boiled eggs, which i prefer hard-boiled rather than the medium boiled that i got.

Ittenbari Ramen Restauant on Urbanspoon

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