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Last Wednesday morning, I saw more than just Shanghai dumplings on a lunch date with Grandma and mum. Walking from Queens Plaza to Queen St Mall, Bridge End, I came across a food market that very much resembled London's Borough Market - paellas, colourful produce, reds and greens, honey, French treats (macarons!), blooming flowers, fresh air, blue sky and a river right in front.
Saw the sushi class in action! Really wanted to be a part of it but the next class was at 3.30pm. Couldn't wait that long, so we ended up buying lunch from the freshly made Japanese food fridge. There was a huge variety of Japanese food - from white rice sushi to brown rice sushi, chicken to prawn, chirashi to sashimi, and sesame ice-cream to strawberry cheesecake. I ended up having a chirashi (which was really the leftover bits of sushi all packed into one plate) and seaweed salad with sesame oil. I haven't had it in a long time! It's one of my mum's favourite side dishes and mine too! Love the punches of spice give by the slices of chilli too.
After lunch, we went around the grocery store to buy some ingredients for beef udon lunch and gyoza dinner, plus dried seaweed - a childhood favourite snack. Scroll through the slideshow below to have a look around the store!
So far, I've been to Shoryu in Soho and Kingly. On the way to Kingly's Shoryu today, I also passed the one on Regent St. I guess you could call it 2 and a half out of 3 done! Don't worry! I'm not an eating-out all the time kind...I don't think...
So why did I decide to go eat ramen today? Apart from obvious mouth-craving reasons plus it being Easter vacation period, I was given the voucher (see below) from my last visit to Soho's Shoryu. 2 for 1! Who could resist that?!
It took a bit of time to find the place - nicely tucked inside Kingly Court and in between Kingly St and Carnaby St - but the search was worth it. Never had I tasted such good tonkotsu broth (not that I'm a Japanese cuisine expert or anything but it was seriously delicious.)
I really liked the traditional Japanese setting.
Freshly made hirata buns in that steamer right there! Behind the soy sauce!
They've arrived! Was really impressed by the belly pork hirata bun I had last time at Soho - so I had to have it again! Except this time they spiced it up with some chilli sauce. Nice!
Finally! The long awaited Shoryu Ganso Tonkotsu was in front of me - Shoryu's signature ramen: 'a rich tonkotsu pork broth with bbq pork nitamago egg, kikurage mushrooms, spring onion, sesame, ginger, nori, mayu (caramelised black garlic oil) & fried shallots.'