DYI Japanese noodle comes to Sydney’s CBD and we’re lapping it up. This is truly fast food that’s tasty, fresh and, well… er.. fast!
Even though it’s near the cinema complex in the city, to get to Menya Mappen you’ll need to enter a relatively quiet shopping/business centre. The place is small and the queue is long. But don’t despair, things do move quickly.
The concept is simple: queue on the left hand side, pick your drink, your noodles and move along the line to select your sides like pickles and a wonderful array of tempura – tofu, vegetable, etc. Then find a seat. From ordering to getting a seat took me only minutes, despite the longish queue. As you can see by the video below, the staff work fast!
I selected udon noodles with egg and then prawn and sweet potato tempura. It all came to less than $9. The soup is so deliciously tasty, the noodle is strong but not tough, just the way I like it.
Menya Mappen rates in my books. Can’t wait to go back.
537 – 551 George Street, Sydney
(02) 9283 5525