Gumshara Ramen in Eating World Food Court, Haymarket

[adsensea]This is not the ramen we wanted to try… Initially, we were planning to get former Blancharu’s head chef’s ramen in Sussex street’s food court… but on that Saturday, at 2pm, the ramen were already sold out :’(

Gumshara Ramen - Haymarket
Gumshara Ramen – Haymarket

And so we headed to Gumshara ramen… Annie at the Random Foodie had mentioned these ramen when we met at Ippudo’s blogger dinner, and I realized everyone knew about them… but us.

Gumshara Ramen - Garlic Tonkotsu ramen AUD 11.5
Gumshara Ramen – Garlic Tonkotsu ramen AUD 11.5

Monsieur went for the Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen noodles at 11.5 AUD and it was OK. Both of us thought the pork belly was better than the one we had elsewhere mostly because of the thinner cut… but I found the broth to be flavourless and lacking of salt… Bit disappointed considering how well it was rated on urbanspoon.

Gumshara Ramen - Barbecue Pork AUD 2.5
Gumshara Ramen – Barbecue Pork AUD 2.5

I too, wanted to order Garlic Tonkotsu… but Monsieur made a point we order something different in many accounts, and this rule is only natural when one blogs about food… The thing is, now that we’ve know for each other this long… Monsieur knows how to order like a real foodie… and so it is rare we want something different. I guess it’s how it is when you’ve met your soulmate! :)

Gumshara Ramen - Tomato Tonkotsu Ramen AUD 12
Gumshara Ramen – Tomato Tonkotsu Ramen AUD 12

So here I am… furious I taught him so much about food… and finding myself ordering tomato tonkotsu ramen noodle… I’ve topped it with flavoured eggs (AUD 1.5) but to be honest, I don’t taste any of the extra flavour – other than egg itself – when eating it… And neither does Monsieur…

“Mon amour, is it supposed to taste any different than normal egg” he asks


“Well… It does not”

Overall, we’re both disappointed in Gumshara. Also it expressly mentions that no MSGs are used, we were very thirsty afterwards…

Gumshara Ramen on Urbanspoon

6 thoughts on “Gumshara Ramen in Eating World Food Court, Haymarket”

  1. I can’t believe Ramen Ikkyu sold at 2pm. They have 150 a bowl day limit that they sell. Annie was telling me she had managed to get some ramen at 7:30 at night and didn’t think you had to rush to get in. But it looks like you have to get in quick.

    Shame you didn’t enjoy Gumshara today.

    1. 150 bowl a day is a ridiculously small limit, I don’t see how they could possibly last more than an hour looking at the long queue there! That’s it, will go there on satuyrday early morning to count the bowls and see whether it is 150 they sell every day!!!

      1. The bowl limit is not ridiculous. It is to ensure that the only a good quality bowl of ramen is being served. It is likely that the ramen chef feels that any greater number of bowls after the 150 mark will diminish or distort the optimal flavour and texture of the soup base. Not everyone is in it for the money, for a lot of Japanese people, ramen is an art.

  2. that sucks that ramen ikkyu was sold out so early! happened to me on the first week but i was able to get it on a thursday and friday night recently so i thought that the limit of bowls has increased. shame that gumshara wasn’t a good experience for you but i guess it depends on how well you can handle extremely thick ramen. took my friend to ramen ikkyu and she couldn’t handle that let alone gumshara but she really loved ippudo.

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