Hanging out at Tonkotsu several times over the two months I was in London really ignited a bit of a ramen obsession. On the hunt for good ramen in Sydney, DS and I came across the new-ish lunch offerings at Blancharu – a normally Japanese-French fusion restaurant. Mondays to Saturdays only, and only between the hours of 12 and 3, hit up this gem in a side-street of Potts Point for the ramen (while it lasts! They close up shop after it runs out).
- What we ate
DS went for the traditional Ramen in Natural Salt flavoured Paitan soup with slow-cooked pork, bamboo and bean sprouts (no frills at the reasonable price of $9.50). As with all the ramen, you can embellish it by adding toppings such as nori, egg and other Japanese goodies. I chose for the slightly more expensive Ramen in chicken broth with slow-cooked pork, wood ear, bamboo, nori and egg ($12.50). We also couldn’t resist a side of karaage chicken (choice of either 3 or 6 pieces – but they were kind enough to give us 4 to share equally!). Both DS and I were thoroughly pleased with our meals – filling, yet simple. No doubt Blancharu will become a neighbourhood favourite for us but next stop: Gumshara in the city!
Shop 1, 21 Elizabeth Bay Road
Elizabeth Bay/Potts Point 2011
EDIT: Blancharu has now closed.