Walk past Gumshara Ramen located in one of Chinatown’s food courts and you’d be forgiven for dismissing it as any other decent but average food court eateries, except this one looked untidy to boot. The laminated menu photos looked tired and faded.
But everyone has been raving about this place; food bloggers who have much more ramen experience than me wax lyrical about Gumshara Ramen. Noodlies Sydney food blog had to try it!
The menu was not that extensive which tells me this place really does want to to a limited menu, but do them well. I ordered the number 1, pork ramen with extra egg on top. The sign at the counter politely let customers know they can request less salt or less thickness for the soup, just tell the staff…
And it’s true, you can see in the video above, the soup is brown and very thick. And I can attest its saltiness, although at first taste it didn’t seem so, however, by the end of the meal the saltiness was very evident.
Gumshara proudly boast that the richness comes from using fresh pork bone; the marrow of the bone and soft bone to be exact. No MSG is added, that in itself was different given the Japanese are big producers of this flavour enhancer – Ajinomoto being one company I can rattle off without even thinking. That debate we’ll probably have another time.
I thought the $13 odd dollar for the ramen was a tad on the high end for a food court. But the bowl was large and the servings of pork very generous, the ramen well cooked but not over cooked, overall it’s a class act. My favourite bit was the wonderful egg – outside well boiled and white, while the yoke a defiant glistening, gluggy orange.
Eating World Harbour Plaza (near the pagoda)
Shop 209 25-29 Dixon St Haymarket, Sydney
sounds like they've raised the price. used to be about $10. i actually didn't like it that much. way too thick and collagen like for me. in the same food court you'll have to try Singapore Shiok's Har Mee and let me know what you think. once of the best in Sydney i've found so far. 🙂
Damn I keep forgetting about Gumshara. I really ought to get down there and try it for myself
Hey Simon, actually haven't been much inside Eating World.. food courts are always such hit and miss affairs for me. So it's good to get a recommendation, wil give Singapore Shiok as go, thanks.
Hey John, we weren't planning to go there either, but made it plan b when our plan a had a long, long queue.. oh how I hate queues!
Looks good! I'd be happy with the broth and wonderfully cooked egg only.
The egg really was yum, Gaby!
Was plan A Mamak by any chance? =D Those eggs sure do look good!
he, he Angie… actually it was Ding Tai Fung, thought we had such good luck getting into Mamak the week earlier, we'd try our new year luck with DTF… no such luck.. but Gumshara wasn't a bad plan B xxx
Gumshara is the only reason I eat there. I think the thickness of the broth is its strength, and is testament to the time spent on it and the way that Chef Mori cooks. He is obsessed about the quality of his broth.
Hi aptronym, the line there on Sat night was incredible.. though you should also try singapore shiok! it's not bad at all and relatively newish