Woohoo! After 3 attempts, we finally prepared ourselves mentally to wait in queue. It’s amazing how quick 50 minutes could fly while you’re salivating over the menu. Giant bowls of ramen were constantly being brought out from the kitchen as time kept ticking away… It was only 12.30pm, and already, the first waiting list was full.
Inside was such a contrast. It was airy with plastic furnishings… and like all the others whom were quietly slurping up their ramen, we managed to finish ours in a record 10 minutes. There goes the 1 hour lunch break.

Green Tea Cappuccino

Tokyo Ramen: Roast pork and egg in a soy flavoured soup

Gyozas… are available as an extra topping for $1.30 each. You can have them on the side, or inside with the broth and ramen.
I had the Kimuchi Ramen which was so satisfying! The ramen was al dente… the broth was brimming with bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, corn and a fatty piece of roast pork (which i consumed entirely). The bright coloured kim-chi was beaming through…

Kimuchi Ramen: Roast Pork, vegetables and Korean kim-chi.
It was a triumph… I finished my ramen with a big smile on my face. I conquered the queue!
Ichi-Ban Boshi
Bondi Junction – 360 Oxford Street
Town Hall – Level 2, The Galleries Victoria, 500 George Street

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.