|Front of Ramen Zundo, World Square, Sydney|
With indoor and outdoor seating, Ramen Zundo serves authentic Japanese quick and easy eats including ramen, of course, but also Japanese curry rice and an array of small dishes.
The skins have a chew about them and their bottoms are just crisp enough while the minced pork fillings are simple and fresh. It's hard to go wrong with pan fried dumpling but these are close to perfection.
|Double soy ramen|
The huge bowl arrived with rich with toppings: nori seaweed squares, bean sprouts, shallots, bamboo shoots, half a half-cooked egg and the hands-down best chashu roast pork belly ever. The pork was soft, meltingly fatty and so perfect it was worth the probably stupendous kilojoule count.
Less impressive were the bamboo shoots, which I have problems with when the overriding flavour is that of its preservatives, tinned or whatever it may be. There was ground black pepper already on the ramen, but what I would have given for shichimi chilli seasoning and toasted sesame seeds.
|Zundo red ramen|
The Zundo Red has fewer toppings but still features the killer chashu in its slightly spicy soup. Ramen Zundo's ramen noodles are pretty decent; they could perhaps be a tad chewier but the generosity of the serves somewhat makes up for that.
In proper Japanese style, there are a few individual diners in Ramen Zundo for dinner but while they may not be shaking up the world too much, another decent ramen place is more than welcome in this part of the world.