4 Canvey St Southwark, London SE1 9AN
While we were in London, K and I took the opportunity to catch up with a friend who was in the city completing a year of research work. Luckily for us, her many months of experience meant that the choice of restaurant was a London favourite – Tonkotsu! Named after a classic type of creamy, pork-based ramen, this restaurant is considered one of the best in the city if you’re looking to devour a bowl of these Japanese noodles (slurping encouraged!).
It was obvious from just looking at the stock that it was creamy, rich and full of flavour. The pork belly was tender and sliced so thin that it just fell apart, and the ramen noodles were cooked absolutely perfectly – bouncy with a bit of bite.
The pulled chicken mixed with the restaurant’s own chilli oil was absolutely delicious and added great flavour to the otherwise simple, clear stock. I loved the soft-boiled egg with its perfectly soft yolk, although it was just a bit too salty for my liking.
It was easy to see why Tonkotsu has such a great reputation in London – the restaurant was clean and modern, the staff were lovely, and ramen was heart-warmingly delicious. While the serving sizes weren’t huge, the food was well-presented and of a high standard, qualities that would see me returning if I were a local customer.