It’s a rare occasion that I’m early for, well, anything. But a diary misunderstanding today meant that I ended up two hours early for a thing.
After eating, drinking, browsing, reading and general perusing…I even had time to update on some recent ramen adventures! Joy of joys!
My last visit to Nanban was on 31 December 2017. I remember then being intrigued by the idea of curried goat ramen.
After 364 days, I surrendered to the nagging voice in my head and headed back to the Brixton restaurant. I was not disappointed.
I had a cocktail (because; festive), placed my order (because; hungry) and settled back in to my book (because; other resolutions).
Crispy gyoza is a cool idea, but they tasted a bit greasy. The noodles were delicious though. Spicy, slightly sour broth, and meaty hunks of goat dotted through the bowl. It’s not the best egg that I’ve ever had, but hard to really find fault!
I think I’d still prefer soft and juicy pork belly as the meat, but I’m always up for trying new things, and would definitely return to Nanban again to assess the seafood ramen, which isn’t an option you see in a lot of places.
It’s slightly on the expensive side compared to other options in London, but you get what you pay for and so as a ‘last meal of 2018’ I felt it was justified.
I think I’ve given up on my rating system (although it would probably be a solid 4). In hindsight,the system wasn’t well enough developed at the outset, and I’m not sure after so many posts that I can introduce something new. What to do dear reader?!
If in doubt, eat more ramen! Peace.