After putting down our luggages at our hotel in Surry Hills, my friends and I decided to head towards Chinatown for brunch to fill our tummies before our next adventure in Sydney. We decided to head to Gumshara Ramen from hearing many great reviews. After five minutes walking around Chinatown searching for Gumshara Ramen high and low, we finally found it! Gumshara Ramen is located at a food court at the end of Chinatown called Eating World. Once you pass through those sliding doors, you are definitely at the right place. Apart from Gumshara Ramen, there’s also 10 to 15 food stalls in the food court. Just look for the red banner and a huge black banner with mouthwatering photos of ramen on it and you won’t be able to miss it!
I had the Pork Spare Rib Ramen Noodle ($15.50) with a thick broth. The broth was thick and sinfully rich but it was very flavoursome. It was oh so sinful. The large pork spare rib floating in the sea of thick broth was another standout. It was tender and juicy with a nice crisp around the edges. The ramen noodles were also cooked perfectly – they had the perfect consistency and was not too chewy.
Pork Spare Rib Ramen Noodle
My two friends, Val and Ruiqi had the Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen Noodle ($11.50) with a mid thick soup. I had a taste of their broth and compared to mine, the texture of the broth is still thicker compared to your usual ramen but not as thick as the ramen broth I had. If you love garlic, you will also love the garlic tonkotsu as it has a strong garlic flavour.
Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen Noodle ($11.50)
We left Gumshara Ramen just after the peak hour lunch rush and there was a queue forming already! The serving sizes at Gumshara Ramen is very generous and I would say that for what you pay, it is quite affordable as it is quite filling. Apparently, If you love your thick broth, you will definitely love Gumshara Ramen. Oh, and I heard that their soft-boiled eggs are amazing!