the Japanese festival in Sydney, Japanaroo, struggled to take off this year after a long confinement. But there’s a big, delicious silver lining – organizers have come together to launch Japanaroo +, an expansion of the original program, which runs from Friday December 3 through Sunday December 19.
It’s a two-week wall-to-wall celebration of all things Japanese – and all of Sydney.
Here’s the best: As part of Japanaroo +, Fukuoka Tourism Board is teaming up with some of the best Japanese restaurants and hottest chefs in town to bring a limited edition Tonkotsu Ramen Tasting Trail as part of Saveurs de Fukuoka. It kicks off on Saturday, December 4 with four restaurants ready to serve traditional Fukuoka dishes and a double serving of omotenashi (term for Japanese hospitality).
Tonkotsu-style ramen, a thick noodle soup usually featuring pork bone broth that has simmered for hours, actually comes from the city of Fukuoka on the southern island of Kyushu. If you’ve never had it before, you’re in for a treat (and some spicy meat sweats).
The four restaurants participating in Flavors of Fukuoka will be GOGY in the Surrey Hills, Sekka Dinner in St Léonards, Ramen Zundo in World Square and Chatswood, and Sakana Ya in Crow’s Nest, each doing a slightly different spin on the classic dish.
Gogyo and Sekka will both serve traditional Tonkotsu ramen – order it with gyoza or a grilled M7 wagyu skewer at the respective restaurants, and you’ll also get a free Japanese bevvy. Ramen Zundo has created a special Tonkotsu Ramen Fukuoka at the World Square and Chatswood sites, while Sakana-Ya will offer its range of hot and cold udon as well as a Fukuoka teriyaki chicken special.
Fukuoka’s special menus will run from Saturday December 4 to Sunday December 12 and will be available on site and to take away. Dinner guests will also receive a complimentary glass of wine or sake with their tonkotsu.
Flavors of Fukuoka will run from Saturday December 4 to Sunday December 12. You can view the full list here.
Posted on November 25, 2021 by