Shujinko has made a name for themselves and has been popping up new stores here and there. In St Collins Lane, Shujinko Express opened up and they don’t have the whole menu because, well, it’s an express venue. There are a few seats inside and out and I can imagine that it would get full at lunch throughout the week. Now, back to Shujinko, choose your dish out front, pay and grab a seat whilst the staff brings your food over to your table.
If you ever see ramune on the menu, check it out. It’s a Japanese lemonade marble drink. It’s refreshing, it’s light and it’s a great drink whilst you’re enjoying your ramen.
Ramune – $4.50
We got the takoyaki to share they were a ball of goodness. Generous servings of octopus, generous serves of bonito flakes and generous servings of deliciousness.
Takoyaki (8pc) – $9.70
Japanese-styled octopus ball served with mayo, Takoyaki sauce and dried bonito flakes
The Shujinko ramen is their signature ramen and the soup base was steamy when it came out, light in oiliness and the flavour game was strong. The grilled pork belly had a great smoky charred taste yet it was soft and tender. I can definitely see why it’s the signature ramen.
Shujinko Ramen – $13.80
Signature ramen in Tonkotsu soup base (pork broth). Served with bok choy, spring onion, bean sprout, marinated egg and signature grilled pork belly
For all those vegetarians out there, the vegetable ramen with soy-based soup was awesome sauce. I’m no veggie kinda girl BUT I could definitely get behind this ramen. There was a decent amount of veggies in the dish and the broth was great.
Vegetable Ramen – $13.80
Soy-based soup ramen served with a variety of veggies and mushrooms
Shujinko consistently serves up great ramen and you definitely know what you’re getting regardless of which venue you go to and Shujinko Express is no different. The value is great and we will definitely be back.
Disclaimer: I was invited to dine by Shujinko Express and all opinions expressed are my own.