The recipe to the tonkotsu broth at RaRa is so top secret, that when the owners go on holiday, they take it off the menu. It’s easy to see why the recipe is kept under lock and key; it’s beautifully rich and balanced after brewing for 14 hours. If the broth and the handmade noodles don’t have you hungry already, the juicy chasu (roasted pork) topping will have you out the door. You can watch the chasu roast over a charcoal grill in their open kitchen. But RaRa isn’t just for carnivores, with a hefty vegan ramen option that holds its own.
66b Regent St, Redfern. 9698 9994. www.rararedfern.com.au/