An old family recipe perfected over decades makes for delicious ramen at this Box Hill spot.
Melbourne's eastern suburbs aren't short of ramen joints, so you shouldn't take this recommendation lightly. The recipes at Ichi Ramen come courtesy of Rikisai Miyajima, who runs the Osaka Ramen School in Japan. These warming dishes come from a family recipe and have been perfected over 25 years of experimentation. You can't go past the signature tonkotsu or chicken broth ramen, or there's a bunch of specialty ramens that are customisable, including a heap of seafood options like blue swimmer crab, king prawns, clams and oysters. Not in the mood for soup? The menu is complete with dry sauce ramen, Japanese curry rice and udon dishes, massive servings of katsu, sharing plates and bento boxes.
Images: Tracey Ah-kee.