Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dixon Food Court - Haymarket

It's Saturday night and I wanted ramen. More specifically - I wanted Ryo's Noodles. Unfortunately (for about the third time now), we've driven all the way to North Sydney only to find it closed... *sighz*

My partner made us go to Gumshara in Chinatown instead. I protested but gave in. Hence, I got yummy Tonkatsu Ramen with added flavoured egg. YUM. The soup was a little bit too souped up and thick... but tasty nonetheless. However, the egg noodles were less yummy compared to other ramens I've had recently. Don't really know what it is, tasted a bit ummm... artificial? I can't really explain it. The egg was awesomeness and the condiments (seaweed, bamboo shoots, shallots, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, etc) were all fantastic~ Not a bad meal on a chilly Saturday night.

Tonkatsu Ramen with soft boiled egg

Eating at a food court meant choice. Choice for my partner to NOT eat ramen. He decided on 'bo jai fan' - rice in clay pot from a shop called 'First Taste' which is something another friend had previously recommended. He was slightly greedy and opted for chicken and mushroom rice with added chinese sausage. He added $2 worth of chinese sausage and it came LOADED with chinese sausage! LOL Where's the rice? In all seriousness, it wasn't a bad rice in hot pot. But it wasn't the best. It lacked that burnt ricey bit that's meant to be on the bottom and the sides. However - for foodcourt quality, it wasn't bad.

Chicken and mushroom clay pot rice with added chinese sausage

Dixon Food Court
Shop 209 Harbour Plaza
25-29 Dixon St
NSW 2000
tel: 0410 253 180

First Taste
Dixon Food Court
Shop 211
25-29 Dixon St
NSW 2000
tel: (02) 8086 3194


Simon Food Favourites said...

i found Gumshara way too thick and gravy like for my tastes and your lips become very collagen coated. i prefer the lighter stock versions which don't make your mouth feel so dehydrated and stomach so heavy. :-) i liked their dumplings though.

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Gumshara tonkotsu is insanely thick. I wonder if the thickness of the soup made the noodles taste different to you?

Good claypot rice is hard to find. I love the burnt bits at the bottom of the pot, but I guess it's hard to do with such high turnover in a food court? At least it came with plenty of sausage action!

bbsnoopy said...

yeh - maybe that's it.
It might be a hit and miss for the soup - depending on how you feel :)
As for clay pot rice... there's actually a decent one in Ching Yip Coffee Lounge, also in haymarket. Take 20-30 minutes to be done but.

Guido said...

It's tonkotsu ramen, not tonkatsu ;)

Small error, big difference.

It's supposed to be ├╝berrich, that's how it is in Japan..I'm travelling to Sydney from Melbourne to try it..cheaper than Japan :)