It was one of those rare occasions that my husband was able to have lunch with me as we work at the opposite ends of the city. I think he felt bad for me when I told him that I was sick of having lunch in my area that morning. Although recently I've been going to this Indian outlet at the Food Court near where I work. The curries are fantastic, but my favourite thing there is actually the crispy salad with the yogurt sauce - delicious.
Anyways, back to our lunch, as Hubby usually has little time for lunch, we decided to go to his side of town and opted (as always) for something quick and easy, and never nasty.
Hubby wanted ramen, so we went to Ajisen Ramen, which is next to Ito Japanese Restaurant. Ajisen Ramen is a Japanese Ramen chain where their Japanese Ramen is from Kyushu, Japan. They are popular in Asia and have outlets in Canada, USA, and China as well. This is the first in Australia.
There are many things that you can have with your ramen, not only side dishes, but you can have chicken, pork, beef, plain vegetables, seafood etc. with it. I usually get their Chicken Karaage Ramen and Michael usually their Paiku Ramen. Ajisen is generous with their noodles and the dish comes with loads of vegetables and soup. The secret to it tasting extra special is in adding ubber amounts of Ajisen's red garlic powder mix that is available on your table. It is soooo tasty with it. We also tried the gyoza in earlier occasions, not bad. However, the soft shell crab is not great.
Chicken Karaage Ramen
They also have a fine selection of Japanese soft drinks, we opted for the Grape Calpico Soda this time.
In any case, if you like ramen, and want something cheap, quick and easy, go for Ajisen Ramen.
130 Bourke Street
03 9662 1100Japanese Homepage
Food: Simple Japanese Ramen, Trendy Japanese Dishes
Top Dish: Chicken Karaage Ramen
Atmosphere: Bare and clean
Service: Speedy service
Booking: Not necessary