Blancharu is an award winningcontemporary French-Japanese bistro located in quiet Elizabeth Bay Road,Elizabeth Bay. For years, Blancharu has been known for its mouth-wateringdishes prepared and cooked using French and Japanese cooking methods. But whatI really came here for was their ramen lunchtime special. From Monday toThursday, 12:00pm-2:00pm only ramen with paitan based broth and soy based brothare served.
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|Paitan soup ramen with wood ear, eggs, and nori|
I tried their ramen with a paitan based broth or also known as tonkotsu broth (normally $9.50 but it comes to $12.50 withextra wood ears, eggs and nori). Paitan basically means milky soup. The soup becomes milky due to the collagen produced by the chicken bones. The broth has a slightly milky flavour and an almost potent meaty taste. But the star in this dish was its’ al dente noodles. The noodles were made in the premises by Chef Haru Inukai himself. The slices of pork meat, bamboo shoots, wood ears,seaweed, soft-boiled egg, sesame seeds and scallions gave nice textures andadded flavour that brought the whole dish into harmony. This is a must try for all ramen lovers out there!
|Aburi slowly cooked pork|
We also ordered slices of Aburi slowed cooked pork ($7) on theside. The pork was thinly sliced and very tender. It had a caramely roastflavour. It was drizzled with roast garlic like dressing and mayo.
I would definitely make my way back toBlancharu the next chance I get for another ramen fix! A ramen with intenseflavoured broth, supreme quality egg noodles and toppings has won my vote!Their ramen is so good that I heard even Chef Mori of Gumshara visits to havetheir ramen. I have found another happy place!
Shop 1, 21 Elizabeth Bay Road,
Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011
Phone: 02 9360 3555
Ramen special: Monday - Thursday only.12:00pm to 2:00pm