As if we needed more reason to book a table at Ebisu or one of Azabu’s two Auckland spots, the three restaurants have recently added a selection of mouth-watering, soul-warming ramen bowls to their weekly lunch menus, the ideal midday meals to see us through winter.
Satiating, comforting and utterly delicious, the three ramen bowls on offer include the Shio Tare ramen with char siu pork, soy egg, bamboo, pork and chicken bone broth, the Spicy Miso Goma ramen with char siu pork, soy egg, bamboo and sesame pork broth and the Spicy Miso Tantanmen ramen with chicken mince, soy egg, bamboo and miso pork broth. From their warming, brothy bases to their hearty, flavoursome toppings the new ramen offering is drawing us out of the office for a lunchtime feast.
In addition to the bowls themselves (which are available for a mere $25 a pop), diners who want a little something extra can choose two sides to pair with their ramen for $49. These include fresh salmon or tuna sashimi, karaage chicken or vegetable tempura (at Ebisu) or spicy pork gyoza (at Azabu).