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RaRa 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 […]


The loyalty that this humble Chinatown food court stall inspires is fierce and borderline frightening, but it won’t take much to be inducted into the cult. Chef Mori Higashida who cut his teeth at Japan’s infamous ‘mud ramen’ chain Muteppou, opened Gumshara in 2009. The thickness of the tonkotsu broth is unrivalled in Sydney. Made […]

Ippudo Central Park

Everything I know about eating ramen, I learned from Tampopo, a Japanese cult film about a single-minded obsession for the perfect noodle soup. Reciting the steps quietly, I entered this new Central Park store.