I think this is the first post that I’ve written entirely on my phone! How’s that for technical wizardry?!
I’m rarely early for things, but when it does happen my favourite game to play is to tap into google maps “ramen near me” and then go tasting.
Thats exactly what I did this evening whilst waiting for friends to arrive for a gig.
Step forward Kanada-Ya Islington.
I’ve previously checked out their branches near Tottenham Court Road station and in Piccadilly, so I knew to expect good things.
Let me tell you, this could be some of the best ramen I have had in 2019.
To be honest, it’s always a good sign that you can pick your noodle hardness!
I declared 2019 “Year of the Yuzu” back in January, so my menu selection was easy, the Spicy Yuzu ramen jumped out!
Here it is…
…there it was!
The yuzu was nicely balanced, not too citrusy, but enough to cut through the frothy and salty broth; the pork was a little firm, but tasty. In hindsight it could have benefited from an egg.
Oh, and see that other plate there? I thought I’d teat myself to a ‘small plate’ of chasu pork belly. Why? Well, in a few weeks we’ll be eating wild squirrel and foraged turnips, laughing hysterically about when we could eat in restaurants.
Obviously the pork was lovely but that dipping sauce…that was absolutely devine. Definitely recommend!
Well done Kanada-Ya, you’ve done it again!