If I lived in Sunnybank, I'd probably never cook. Being the centre of affordable and (mostly) delicious Asian cuisine, Sunnybank always manages to have new restaurants popping up just as you thought that you have tried the newest joint around.
The other travel bunnie and I drove out to My Baby Warehouse a while ago to get some stuff for Minibun George (like he needs anymore baby gadgets) and while we were in the area, we decided to check out a reasonably newly opened ramen place – Ramen Champion.
We arrived shortly after 12:30 and we were lucky to have the last available table. The menu is quite simple and offers only a few ramen options. Orders are to be placed at the counter and despite the how busy the restaurant was, we received our order fairly quick.
The other travel bunnie ordered a Champion Ramen ($9.90) which is the classic ramen served with a pork bone soup base, while I had the Miso Champion ($10.90). Both ramen came with a few slices of flame grilled pork and some vegetables (mostly bean sprouts, although mine also came with corn kernels and some tiny slices of cabbage). In comparison to Hakataya Ramen, the grilled pork slices lacked that melt-in-your-mouth texture, which I love. We also found that aromatic smell of pork bones that had been slowly cooked for hours was missing from the soups, which were however quite thick and strong, and the flavour intensified as we got down to the bottom of the bowls.
Although I wouldn't go so far as to say that lunch was bad, it certainly wasn't one of the best ramen I’ve had.
Total Bunnie Dollars Spent: $20.80