Maybe it’s the fact spring doesn’t seem to have sprung, but here in freezing London, ramen is having a moment. Foodies have swapped the chunkier Udon — the noodle du jour until recently — for this thinner wheat noodle, traditionally served in a hot meat broth and topped with sliced pork and spring onions. And thank goodness, ramen is much more date-friendly than its slippery, splashy Udon cousin — so you can wear that dry-clean-only blouse with confidence.
There’s truly nothing like a big bowl of hearty broth filled with glossy noodles to warm the cockles. And our cockles are being well and truly warmed by these noodle joints, who boast the best ramen in town. Dive in, and slurp away!