By Lynn Reynolds, writer: longtime EastEnder, sometime Bermondseyite.
Shoryu isn’t the cheapest ramen bar I’ve been to, but in this case you really do get what you pay for. I’m a regular at the Liverpool Street branch—conveniently situated behind the station—and I’ve never been less than impressed.
The chain specialises in tonkotsu, a kind of rich pork broth, in which is submerged ramen (cooked al dente, regular or soft). The whole dish is typically topped off with slices of tender pork, sous vide eggs, mushrooms, pickles and crispy seaweed.
The menu here is comprehensive, but I’m a creature of habit, and always end up ordering this, their classic signature dish. One day I’ll go there for a yakitori and beer night (or that’s what I keep promising myself, anyway).
Oh, one last thing: the décor is delightful, elegant and tranquil, a welcome counterpoint to the unremitting buzz of the city.
Shoryu Ramen, Liverpool Street – 33 Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS
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