Whilst wandering around in the city we were getting a bit peckish and sifted through our Entertainment book to see what deals we had and BAM we landed at Ramen Bankara. Since anytime is ramen time, Mr D did not hesitate. We were greeted by the staff and was shown to our table (luckily we like to eat early and there were plenty of tables free). We couldn’t NOT get kaarage (fried chicken) and was super excited when it came out. Unfortunately, it was quite dry on the inside.
Tori Kaarage – $7.80
Mr D got the original Shoyu Tonkotsu which is a pork bone broth topped with cha shu, bamboo, egg and seaweed. Unfortunately, the broth itself was very salty, the broth was lukewarm and the cha shu was cold which was very disappointing.
Shoyu Tonkotsu – $14
I’m a huge sucker for Tsukemen or a.k.a dipping noodles so I was super duper excited. Unfortunately, the broth again was super salty, lukewarm and way too watery instead of the thick delish broth. Again, the cha shu also came out cold.
Tsukemen – $16.50
We were so excited to check out Ramen Bankara and unfortunately we were disappointed from the lukewarm broth to the cold pork. The only upside was that we got a discount from using the Entertainment Book. Sorry Ramen Bankara but we won’t be back.
305 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 9663 8862
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