Fukuryu Ramen, Level 1, 22-26 Corrs Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Situated in a small alley off Bourke Street and in the heart of Chinatown, Fukuryu Ramen has a small menu, but big on flavor.
Serving both traditional and modern ramen, along side 'small' plates.
The walk up to the 1st floor is definitely worth it. You place and pay for your order at the counter, they give you a 'tracking' device. When your meal is ready they track you and serve you.
The small plates include red dragon wings - spicy hot, pork gyoza - either pan or deep fried, pork belly plate - slow simmered and seared pork full of flavour. The wasabi is homemade and bloody delicious.
Traditional ramen, the classics from all regions of Japan includes Signature Tonkotsu - a thick full bodied broth made with pork bones, a real favourite of ours. Then there is Miso, Shoyu and Shio ramen. A little something for everyone.
The modern ramen, which has been 'curated from the best ramen in Japan' is a spin of the traditional with a twist of modern. The Tam Tam ramen is worth a try, a little bit spicy and packed full of flavour.
Great service. If you plan to head there towards the end of a working week, get there early as it is always full. But the turnaround is fast. They also have beer and ciders - perfect for the end of a working week.