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Ramen. A dish you’d only attempt with a seriously long shopping list—oh, and the hours it takes to perfect the broth.
Well, set down that debit card, champion, because we have a better idea.
Ramen Daddy has been popping up at food festivals like The Forage and cafes like Lyneham’s The Front for the past few years—but from 30 May they’ll be popping up at your place.
Created by The Boat House chefs John Leverink and Eddy Ming, Ramen Daddy’s menu is ramen as it should be—simple and delicious.
But what isn’t simple is making your own ramen. That’s why Ramen Daddy’s kits will come with everything you need to create a traditional and tasty ramen experience at home like handmade noodles, togarashi and, of course, their iconic ramen broth.
Kits range from $18-20 each and you can even buy ramen spoons, bowls and chopsticks to go with your order.
The first step is choosing your flavour. As John explains, the that options are “slow-cooked pork belly, free-range chicken and our new plant-based miso ramen. We also have some sweet treats like vanilla bean brûlée and white chocolate and matcha cheesecake.”
Never cooked ramen before? Don’t know your togarashi from your edamame? No worries.
“We created a small video online to walk you through how easy it is even if you have never cooked ramen before,” says John.
Starting 30 May, ramen kits can be picked up from Wednesday-Saturday from 12 pm–6 pm at The Boat House with home delivery coming soon.
As for post-COVID, John says there are exciting times ahead.
“After years of pop-ups and markets, we now have a permanent location in the new Verity Lane Market on Northbourne Avenue.”
While plans have been put on hold thanks to COVID, John says he’s excited to “have a home for Ramen Daddy”.
“We will be working with the Verity Lane team in the Sydney building on building a custom ramen kitchen and a new home for our Ramen Noodle machine.”
Watch this space and in the meantime, there’s always at-home ramen.
What: Ramen Daddy Take Home Ramen Kits
When: Pickup Wednesday-Saturday from 12 pm–6 pm
Where: Pick up from The Boat House, Grevillea Park, Menindee Drive, Barton
Feature image: Tim Bean Photography