Shoyru is another ‘no book’ restaurants to add to your to go to list. It’s a fairly small ramen restaurant where everyone will sit next to you within elbows reach, yes it’s that close.
It has a Hong Kong 大排擋 feel to it. Since I can literally hear everyone conversation. I ended up talking in Chinese to my friend Sue just so we had a little privacy and didn’t have to bore anyone with our conversation, lol.
I ordered green tea ramen which was surprisingly different and was actually the texture of soba noodles rather than ramen. The noodles had a springy feel when you chew into it but I couldn’t really taste the green tea flavour in them. The soup broth was miso based so that was nice and had the authentic taste.
Sue ordered a special hot and cold dish where the ingredients came separately to the soup base. The flavour of the smoked salmon was so extreme, it was almost like eating bacon. Very very tasty although I provably would have dumped everything in the bowl since I prefer hot food. Although it is different when you eat it cold.
The food was good and the atmosphere loud and bustling. All the waiters and waitresses will get you when you arrive and when you leave, just like they do on Japan. It’s a really good experience if you want to fell like you’re in Japan for an hour or two. The price isn’t too steep but is more then average. Sure and I spent about £15 each without drinks.
What cuisine or restaurant should I try next?