Don Too (Ramen)
Don Too Ramen
330 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne, VIC 3000
03 9670 7113
Don Too (Ramen) only opens at night. By day, it’s a bento shop and by night, it turns into a ramen joint. Pretty nifty idea, hey?
Don Too ramen has been my favorite ramen place in Melbourne, although I must say I don’t visit as much as I wanted to. Last time I visited was probably a whole year ago! Anyway, I decided to visit just before our trip to the US of A.
I often wrinkle my nose at people who open Japanese places but are not Japanese. Don Too Ramen is one of the exception. I think they are run by Singaporeans but I do love their ramens, my favorites being Arari Ramen with Pipis ($11.9) and (ahem) King Prawn Laksa Ramen ($13.8). I know I know, it’s not really traditional Japanese ramen, but it’s yummy- trust me!
This time I also spotted a new thing: deep fried chicken ($5.9)! So of course anything that’s deep fried sounds too good to resist so we had to try it too. The verdict? Deep fried crunchy goodness with juicy chicken inside. Oh my god I love it. One thing to be aware of though, I wasn’t too sure how they chop the chicken but there are splintered bones in the batch of chicken I had, it was lucky I didn’t break any teeth eating it.
Their noodles, apparently freshly homemade was bouncy and slightly chewy in a good way.
Overall I still love Don Too ramen, although the King Prawn are no longer as fresh as we liked. 7/10