Been feeling like you're seeing a ramen place on every corner? No, you're not mistaken. It seems that Brisbane is in the middle of a slurping frenzy. Of course, if the city's latest food trend sees more spots serving up more of this simple yet delicious meal, you won't hear us complaining.
Hai-Hai Ramen on Latrobe Terrace in Paddington is the newest spot serving up noodles in broth, as topped with your your choice of charsiu pork belly, shio koji marinated chicken or vegetables, and available in salt and soy varieties. And, like all good ramen joints, what they lack in a lengthy list of options they make up for in taste.
You won't just find the titular dish on their menu though, with sides also a feature inside their cute wooden cottage. Sure, a bowl of ramen is a feast all on its own — but it also goes down well with steamed buns, sweetcorn with miso butter and furikake, coleslaw or karaage. In fact, as far as an inexpensive but oh-so-appetising Tuesday to Sunday dinner goes, you really can't beat it.