Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ichi-ban Boshi & Guylian Chocolate Cafe

I am not a big fan of Ramen but when you know that there is a ramen shop with a good reputation, of couse Foodie Ja is not hesitate to try :D

Ichi-Ban Boshi names themself as the Best ramen in Australia!

The canteen-like atmosphere makes me feel quite comfortable to dine there alone.

Table 10 !

Aburi Chashu Ramen $12.00

Thick, juicy slices of tender marinated pork are grilled under a hot flame and placed on the just-right cooked ramen. the broth was well flavoured and taste not too salty for me.

How big of the bowl compared with a glass of water !

I really like the seaweed and spring onion in the freshy. The pork was good even not as tender as fall apart, but still good enough. The ramen was al dente (but the portion was so huge..of course I couldn't finish)

After meal, I felt like having something sweet. Ok, let's walk to try hot mocha at Guylian Chocolate Cafe...really want to know how good it is. Then I walked there, when looked at the menu...ummm..They don't really have hot mocha. I ordered this one which seems similar as mocha the most.

Guylian coffee special $8.00 : Guylian house coffee with special chocolate with whipped cream.

Actaully there is another menu sounds with chocolate, I asked the waitress how they are different. She said nicely that she had no idea about it ^ ^'' (she is cute anyway.)

As its price $8.00 I expected that it will be really special but it was very small cup of coffee topped with a beautiful whipped cream and chocolate bits. I think they piped the whipped cream and chilled in the fridge first cuz it is harder than normal whipped cream.

So funny, after I pushed the cream, lots of air bubble came from underneath...Very amazing ! hahaha... It tasted not bad, but very standard taste like $3.00-mocha. Not so strong in coffee taste, no rich in chocolate taste. If I have this coffee in the normal cafe, I will enjoy it. But here for $8.00 ($8.80 plus service charge), I think it is not worth for money.

Wanna try affogato also, but expensive T_T

The christmas tree in QVB, I love chirstmas time !

Ichi Ban Boshi
Town Hall branch, Sydney Level 2,
The Galeries Victoria, 500 George St., Sydney
Tel: 02 9262 7677
Gulian Chocolate Cafe
East Circular Quay Shop 10, Sydney
Tel : (02) 8274 7900


chocolatesuze said...

my fav at ichi-ban is the tonkotsu ramen! apparently they only serve limited bowls a day and its so delish! porky fatty goodness mmm heart clogging

Precious Pea said...

Dropping by to say hello. Going through your blog now and got to say, nice blog!

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

suze : I have heard about that also...but can't stand to the grilled time I will try tonkotsu remen..^ ^

precious pea : thanks... come more often please..haha

Heidi said...

I like tantan tsukemen! HAHA. I tried tonkotsu too. Also nice! The one you tried not nice. That time stella ate, but none of us liked it. HOHOHO..

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

heidi : haha...I think the one I tried is ok na...not bad for me, just not impressive...

Hungry Hamster said...

the chocolate shavings on top of the whipped cream looks good! :) You really tried out so many places, and yet maintained so slim!!

You are so hardworking at updating ur blog! I should really learn from u!

Gler said...

Guylian! Guylian! Guylian! :)

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

Hungry Hamster : Actually I am quite lazy recently na ka ..but always waiting for urs :D

P'Gler : next time I will take u to Lindt na ka :)

Deez Nuuts said...

I'm a big fan of Ichi-ban Boshi. I like the Karaage Cheese Curry, but I like the one at Bondi Jct better. I heard they've moved the shop but it's still in the same vicinity. I can't wait to see their new shop.

I also love the new Wonton ramen. Damn good stuff. Have you reviewed Ryotei Ramen on Falcon St yet? Thats damn good too. It always seems to be closed when I get my craving though.

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

Deez Nuuts : thanks for lots of information. I have never heard about Ryotei Ramen on Falcon St. I will find a chance to try it soon ^ ^