I love how Sydney has a wide variety of food in its most authentic form. At Menya, their soups are made from scratch over many hours from fresh chicken and pork. The soups we could choose from include miso, shoyu (soy sauce), shio (seafood and chicken combination), and tonkotsu (pork bones).
Steph was game for something really spicy and since it was her first time here, she gave their dynamite hot Karami Tonkotsu Ramen ($11.90) a go. Verdict: it was really spicy judging from how much water she needed to take.
In addition to noodles, they also serve rice. One of my favourites is the Spicy Karaage Don ($9.90), a hearty bowlful of spicy deep fried chicken, onion, carrot, fresh chilli, shallot and sesame seed on rice. The last mouthful always leaves an 'ah, that was nice' feeling.
Friendly service, cosy environment and to guarantee a spot, be there early. And for such generous portions, no complaints about pricing.
Menya Noodle Bar, CBD
Shop 2, 1 Market Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9267 4649
Monday to Saturday 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 10:00pm