Monday, 21 January 2013

Tonkotsu in SoHo & Golden Gate Dessert

This weekend Kev and I made our way through the freezing and snowy conditions in London for a leaving party. We decided to warm up before the event so we found this wonderful Japanese Restaurant in SoHo which creates the most amazing broth for Ramen.

Anyone who has eaten good ramen will know the importance of making a soup stock with perfectly balanced intensity. The main ingredients are a deeply flavoursome stock made from pork and chicken bones with vegetables and sometimes fish bones or katsuboshi ‘bonito’. Toppings vary hugely depending on the kind of ramen and the chef, from sweetcorn and butter to black sesame and garlic paste, but in almost all cases, there’ll be pork and a perfectly marinated gooey-yolked egg.

We ordered:

Handmade Prawn Gyoza, £5

Tonkotsu, £11
Rich, sea salt-based pork stock and thin noodles topped with slices of melt-in-the-mouth pork belly, half a seasoned soft-boiled egg, menma, bean sprouts and spring onions

Tokyo Spicy, £9
Soy sauce-based pork and chicken stock and medium thick noodles topped with pulled chilli pork, half a seasoned soft-boiled egg, menma and spring onions

The desserts we had were from the Golden Cake shop in Chinatown. Delish!!

This broth takes 18 hours to make and the intensity of flavours were apparent

For dessert we had: Soybean Curd & Soybean Milk with Barley.

Mango Ice Cream Cake.

Devine ♥


  1. OMG... *DROOL*

    That's like one of my favorite food of all time! Ramen!!! haha.. yummy! Everything looks so good. And here I am eating a mini bagel with cream cheese. *sigh* Not the same. hahaha..

    And that mango ice cream cake sounds good just about now!

    xo - Sheila

    1. I can eat Ramen or soup noodles every single day of my life and I'm not joking! Best invention ever :)

      There were also strawberry and other asian flavoured cakes but Mango is me and my husband's favourite :)

  2. I love Ramen and that mango dessert looks delicious! Lovely blog! Following you now, hope you can check mine out!
    x, Kat

    Love and Ace

    1. Thank you for dropping by. Means a lot. Thanks for your support. I'll be sure to check out your blog too. xoxo

  3. Mmmm all your photos are making me super hungry, I'm loving the gyozas. Must try this place! Lovely blog btw, all your photos are so beautiful
    Fashion Ganache


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