Thursday, October 27, 2011


Hello, I'm finally back! And what better way to return than to a massive bowl of the newest edition to Gumshara's menu, the Mega Ramen (vegetarians, look away now before it is too late! I am about to disgust you in a meat-loving frenzy). If you haven't seen or heard already, this monster of a meal consists of a bowl of tonkotsu ramen literally bigger than my head, topped with countless slices of cha-su, a piece of pork spare rib, a skewer with three pieces of roast pork and a soft-boiled egg. There is also four sheets of nori, picked bamboo and shallots if you're like, into eating plants and stuff.

Mega Ramen, Gumshara
Mega Ramen $25 with extra egg ($1.50)

Basically, this is the stuff of my dreams (like oh my god I cannot describe but I will try my best) - an abundance of my favourite tender, salty cha-su lining the edges (there's more hidden beneath too), and a big hunk of juicy pork spare rib with a layer of delicious fat and crisp, blistered skin that was mind-blowing flavoursome. I've had the pork spare rib ramen before and it was even better this time around and I thought, "it can't get any better than this" BUT I WAS WRONG YOU SEE, because whaaat, there was these new chunks of meat on a stick I had not yet met, and they were three pieces of the most perfect thickly-sliced, slightly caramelised, succulent, tasty roast pork I would ever encounter. I don't know why there were on a skewer but it was presumably to emphasise their majesty, and I don't know which variation of pork I like best now, because oh, all these choices! Anyway, all of this meaty smorgasbord arrives with the company of a lovely googie soft-boiled egg, atop of toothy ramen noodles in the most heart-warming thick, delicious, porky tonkotsu broth ever, and I'm gushing, oh my god I'm gushing. But I can't help it because, I mean... ramen, broth, pork, egg, pork, pork, pork... I have a new religion.

Gumshara Ramen
Eating World Harbour Plaza, Shop 209
25-29 Dixon St Haymarket, 2000

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After the ramen experience, we decided to recoupe with some dessert so off we ritualistically went off to Meet Fresh again. It was a fabulous conclusion to our lunch and here, have another pretty picture.

Taro No. 4 with Mango, Meet Fresh
Taro Balls no. 4 (Shaved Ice, Red Beans, Sweet Potato, Pearls) with Mango $6.70

Meet Fresh
13 Goulburn St Haymarket, 2000
Telephone: (02) 8339 1031

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