AJISEN RAMEN, MELBOURNE CENTRAL: Quite a cheap and spacious restaurant just off towards the quiter area of Melbourne Central, providing a clean, open environment and tasty way to get warm on a cold Winter’s day.
The good fat: The ramen soup was very flavoursome (albeit slightly artificial) and had the noodles themselves were hard and nicely texture. It went well with the soft pork slices. The seaweed on the side gave it a nice, slippery texture and the egg was soft and yum! Also, pretty cheap for the portion size and variety of sides compared to other places, so a tasty and warm dinner for the middle of Winter.
The bad fat: Unfortunately, being on the cheaper side, and a larger chain store for ramen, the broth in this tasted like stewed MSG. The flavour was strong but left me craving for water after – a sign of the dreaded MSG. Also would’ve liked a larger quantity of sides, and more pork slices rather than just one!
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?
EH – Cheap, quick and warm meal but there are definitely better and more authentic ramen places in the CBD