Sunday, December 12, 2010
Menya Mappen, it's the third shop of Menya Noodle Bar in Sydney located at shop 11, 537-551 George street just a block away from Town Hall station. This self-serve noodle bar specializes in soba and udon while the first Menya shop in Chinatown offers the best ramen in town.
I always love a Japanese restaurant with traditional and vintage decor and yes this Mappen full of nostalgic posters on the wall from old foodie movies to samurai movie posters like 'zatoichi', which reminds me of 'Gokuraku showtengai' in Namba-Osaka, on top of that you can enjoy old Japanese songs while slurping your udon in hot yummy kakedashi broth.
(zaru soba, a cold soba served on 'zaru' or bamboo tray, topped with fried bean curd topping)
A bowl of udon or soba priced around $4-$5 and the tempura topping costs around $1 - $2.50.
(sweet potato and vegetable kakiage tempura)
(how to enjoy mappen)