Bun Monday At Shoryu New Oxford Street
NEED TO KNOW: Every Monday – Thursday there are £7 cocktails, and every Monday you can get 2 for 1
WHAT SHOULD I ORDER? Famed for its nourishing Tonkotsu ramen hailing from Hakata, Japan, Shoryu branches welcome you with smooth, minimal interiors and knowledgable staff.
Truly authentic street food-style dishes sit alongside creamy, nourishing broths – the kind that’d satisfy cravings when you’ve had a *truly* shitty day, or a cold so severe your eyes are streaming.
We began our meal with BBQ pork buns (£4.50 each), filled with char siu BBQ pork belly and Japanese mayo (melt in the mouth soft, we could eat five of these, no problem. But there’s more of the menu to be conquered, so don’t be tempted – these things are filling).
Next, the ramen. After choosing our preferred noodle firmness (these people care as much about food as we do, and we dig it), we landed on signature Shoryu Ganso Tonkotsu (£11.90). A rich 12-hour broth is topped with char siu pork belly,
ANYTHING ELSE? The dessert menu is surprisingly comprehensive – save room for a matcha sundae.