Soup gets a bad rep for being, well, boring. Japanese noodle soup though, is a whole different scéal.
Bursting with umami flavours and more exotic ingredients than your basic leek and potato, ramen is soup for the soul and you won't find any better place in the city than The Ramen Bar.
While Yamamori, Musashi and the secretive little gem that is Brothers Dosirak on Capel Street all do heartwarming bowls of noodle soup, I've found my new fave.
The Ramen Bar makes all its own fresh noodles thanks to a trip to Kagawa in Japan to purchase "Ireland's first state of the art ramen noodle making machine", the website tells me, and I believe it.
Ramen is a bowl of happiness. You’ve got all the good stuff – meat, veg, carbs and a broth and it’s not too unhealthy either. The ramen I had was super delicious, huge portion too so I even got some for lunch the following day.