Hi friends, I do apologise for not getting back to my writing of my food blog. You see, I have been preoccupied with travelling and also eating. The speed of eating seems to be much faster than that of blogging. Not sure why. I try to be good in future.
One of my food mates suggested that we checked out a popular ramen shop, Japanese Noodle Genki located in Artarmon, nsw. He was introduced to the ramen place by another foodie. I have always loved ramen. It got even better when I had the opportunity to try out the best ramen in Tokyo & Osaka a few years ago. This food hunt is getting exciting.
It was just a stone’s throw away from the Artarmon train station and I was amazed by how many Japanese shops there were in this small alley way. Sushi ya, a japanese izakaya, japanese bookstore and a japanese minimart were all in the same area as Ramen Genki. There was a little queue when we got there but it was our turn in around 10 mins’ time. Not a long wait unlike other ramen places that I have been to.
When it came to my turn, I ordered the tonkotsu ramen. (Noodles with pork bone stock) $11.00 Also, I ordered additional items to go with the ramen. That included a boiled egg ($1.50) and a seaweed sheet ($1.50). Service in general was quite good and efficient. It is always great having dinner when the service staff are all smiling. It was a pleasant surprise when they delivered the ramen as it also included some nice, slightly spicy pickled vegetables. It was the same as in Japan.
The soup was pretty tasty yet light, unlike the thick broth that I would find at Ryo’s noodles. The eggs could be better, as it was way too overcooked. One thing for sure is that the helping of noodles were large. So large till I had to surrender.
I had also ordered the croquettes ($5.50) and the gyoza ($6.00).
The gyoza was nicely cooked, with juicy cabbage and meat stuffing. The chilli and vinegar dip was a great pair with the delicious gyozas.
The potato croquettes was fried to perfection, accompanied with the tonkatsu sauce. I must admit that I could easily visit Artarmon again for its japanese food. I also heard that Ramen Genki serve great curry rice. I will check it out the next time. Meanwhile, the details of the eatery can be found here.
6 Wilkes Road, Artarmon NSW 2064
tel: 02 9410 3777