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Butter Is Teaming Up with Top Aussie Chefs On Limited-Edition Versions of Its Famed Ramen

The Butter Ramen Club Tour will feature a different dish each month — starting with its OG fried chicken ramen, of course.
By Sarah Ward
April 19, 2021
By Sarah Ward
April 19, 2021

Butter just keeps giving Sydneysiders more reasons to go absolutely crazy for it. The cult favourite is already a palace of fried chicken, sneakers and champagne — and every now and then it adds ramen to that list as well. If you're particularly fond of slurping down its brothy bowls, then you'll be immensely excited about its plans for the next six months. The chain won't just be serving up one type of ramen, but will be lining up six limited-edition versions.

Executive Chef Julian Cincotta is once again whipping up Butter's super-popular fried chicken ramen. It combines fresh thick cut ramen noodles, a marinated soft boiled half egg and enoki mushrooms in a chicken and dashi-based broth, and includes Butter's crispy fried chicken tenders, too — and it hits the menu from Tuesday, April 20 through until Monday, May 17. But, it's just the first round in the chain's new Butter Ramen Club Tour. After that, a different ramen created by a different chef will feature each month until October.

From Wednesday, May 19–Monday, June 21, Ume Burger Head Chef Kirby Craig will do the honours. His dish will use a miso-based tare, corn and Butter's chicken broth. Then, from Tuesday, June 22–Monday, July 26, it's Rising Sun Workshop Director Nick Smith's turn. His ramen will feature Butter's fried chicken, but with a burnt ends glaze.

Next, Louis Tikaram from Stanley in Brisbane will give Sydneysiders a taste of his spice fragrant ramen — which'll use a mix of Cantonese and Japanese flavours, and Butter's fried chicken — from Tuesday, July 27–Monday, August 30. Then, Cincotta will be back with a French dip ramen fried chicken sandwich from Tuesday, August 31–Monday, September 27. Finishing things up is LP's Quality Meats owner and Head Chef Luke Powell, who'll be doing a smokey small-good number from Tuesday, September 28–Tuesday, October 26.

Each type of ramen and ramen-inspired dish will only be available in-store, so you won't be able to get it via a delivery platform. Butter Surry Hills, Parramatta and Chatswood will all be plating them up, but each venue will only be making a limited number each day. Still, if you're fond of both ramen and fried chicken — and who isn't? — it's an easy way to pick what you'll be eating each month.

Butter Ramen Club Tour runs from Tuesday, April 20–Tuesday, October 26 at Butter Surry Hills, Parramatta and Chatswood. For further details, head to the Butter website.

Images: Sean Alcantara.

Published on April 19, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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