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Gomi Ramen Shop

This ramen delivery service by two chefs proved so popular during lockdown, it's spawned its own bricks-and-mortar ramen bar.
By Libby Curran
December 14, 2021
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By Libby Curran
December 14, 2021
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Melbourne chefs Ryan Maher and Ben Reardon launched their ramen drop-off business back in June 2020, delivering handmade, ready-to-heat soup kits to select suburbs each week under the Gomi Boys label. The orders kept flooding in and the fanbase continued to grow — so much so, that the duo this year launched a Pozible campaign in the hopes of funding their first bricks-and-mortar venue.

That dream is now a reality, with Gomi Ramen Bar opening its doors on Sydney Road in December 2021. The 60-seat eatery is serving a range of the guys' cult-favourite ramen varieties, heroing their hand-made noodles, house-made ferments, preserves and flavour-packed broths.

On the menu, you'll find the likes of a niboshi tonkotsu with pork and chicken ($17.80), a miso tonkotsu ($17.80) and a mushroom miso number ($16.80), alongside snacks like chicken karaage ($12), hot sandos and a chilled silken tofu dish called hiyayakko ($8).

Gomi Ramen will open through the rest of 2021 from 11.30am–3pm Wednesday–Sunday (except for public holidays). Updated opening hours for 2022 will be revealed soon.

Michael Oulton

Images: Michael Oulton and Gomi Ramen Shop

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