Shoryu Ramen Manchester
Hey guys! It's been a while since I have done a food review so I thought one was long overdue!
This weekend I visited the Shoryu Ramen bar in Manchester Piccadilly gardens.
This is their first restaurant outside of London bringing authentic Hakata tonkotsu ramen.
We had a Pornstar martini (my favourite) and a Dirty Lychee cocktail. They tasted divine.
For starters we had the tiger tempura prawns which were so crispy and quite a generous portion size.
Pork dumplings (Hakata tetsunabe gyoza) which were fried and came out on a sizzling hot plate and were my favourite out of the two as they were so full of flavour. My mum had the black sesame tofu with broccoli and sweet miso sauce.
For mains we had to try the ramen. Hakata tonkotsu ramen is a style of ramen made with a thick rich white pork soup and thin, straight ramen noodles. This has been specially created by the executive chef Kanji Furukawa who was born and raised in Hakata to provide the UK with highly crafted and genuine tonkotsu rarely found outside of Japan.
I went for the Kotteri Hakata Tonkotsu which has a rich 12-hour pork broth ramen with noodles, topped with char siu barbecue pork belly, nitamago egg, kikurage mushrooms, spring onion, sesame, ginger and nori seaweed. It was sooo tasty! The pork was really soft, I had a double portion of the egg and I could barely finish the bowl as it was so big.
My mum had the white natural vegetarian option with tofu. It had unique tonyu soy milk, miso, konbu & shitake broth, atsuage fried tofu, kikurage mushrooms, spring onion, menma bamboo shoots and nori seaweed.
The pudding came and we were blown away by the Mochi salted caramel ice cream as it was the most strange looking ice cream... we joked that the scoops kind of looked like mini jacket potatoes dusted in chocolate powder, but it was honestly the best ice cream I have ever had in a restaurant. It was almost chewy on the outside and soft on the inside. Definitely worth trying!
The restaurant was very buzzy and active and the staff were so helpful and very welcoming. It is a lovely little intimate venue, they have maximised their space with seating of long benches and seating areas alongside the bar and kitchen. There were plenty of eager diners and it truly is a little hidden treasure in the heart of Manchester.
To book visit www.shoryuramen.com or call 020 3405 7550
Address: 1 Picadilly, Manchester, M1 1RG