Shoryu Ramen serves Hakata tonkotsu ramen noodles, made with a thick, rich pork soup. Noodles are made fresh to an original recipe and come with a range of meat, fish and vegetarian toppings.
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3 Denman StreetLondon HaymarketLondonW1D 7HD
- Public transport:
- Piccadilly Circus, Underground
The tail of two broths.
I recently went to House of Ho on Old Compton St and had a bowl of noodle soup.
I think the way they made it was like this...
Take dried noodles from a packet. Add luke warm tap water, a bit of urine and serve with a sprig of crusty mint, a handful of beansprouts and some raw beef shavings.
I made like Gandhi and drank it down. It was so insipid and tepid I instantly...more
Shoryu gets really crowded really fast. We tried coming here a couple times previously but have been scared off by the queue. To avoid queues, come at an off-peak time! Only when we decided to go for a very early dinner were we able to be seated immediately.
Anyway on to the food... the karaage hirata bun is a MUST! Really delicious. Soft bun with juicy fried chicken. I had the dracula...more
The restaurant is really nice. I've been to many ramen shops in Europe and North America and they usually look all the same with only a different touch here and there. These restaurants are clearly no place to hang out for long. Just eat and leave. Of course you won't be forced out and you can take your time. It is just that feeling that you only come here to eat.
Shoryu does some things very well. There's no denying that their soup base is good, it's not ridiculously rich like bone daddies but you get enough to order another portion of noodles when you're feeling hungry. You get the choice of tenacity with noodles, so if it's not to your liking, well, it's your own fault.
The starters (I've had the salmon okra, the fried chicken, the Hirata buns), are...more
So the word on the street is that Shoryu has been opened by the Japan Centre, so off I went for lunch with a friend.
The place is sleek looking, black design, dual store space, although the tables are slightly cramped together. At lunch time it was super busy, must be a testament to how good its food is.
I believe I had the dracula ramen (can't remember - see photo) and I remember the broth...more