Monday, September 9, 2013

Gumshara, Haymarket

"I love ramen," I said whilst slurping on awesome ramen, not giving a care in the world how I looked.
"Have you been to Gumshara?" my friend asks. 

And thus the legendary ramen of Gumshara was brought up again. I have heard its name far and wide, heard it was good, and that it was the collagen-rific soup of dreams but with all the hype, can it really live up to its name? So it was that one hungry afternoon, I made a pit stop with my sister to try this amazing soup that cooks for hours and hours upon their stove pot in the small kitchen of Eating World food court.


Gumshara is an unassuming little joint, with a little shop front. As long as we can order, that's good enough for me. I was very insistent upon trying the thick tonkotsu soup, but they don't serve that until 5pm ie dinner service. What a pity that was - so disappointing!

Garlic tonkotsu ramen noodle, $11.50
I settled upon the garlic tonkotsu ramen because how can you go wrong with garlic oil? ;) Best stuff ever! So how was it? Can I just say that the soup is the stuff of dreams? With an awesome hit of garlic! Love it. If this was the thinner soup, the thick one must be super intense! This was still sticky enough from all the collagen boiled down from the bones that you could feel it sticking to your lips. The flavour was strong and the noodles were awesomely springy. Of course I also had to nab those eggs first before my sister could even try to steal them. As everyone with siblings knows, first come, first served! Mm, googy eggs... And those ribbons of fat on the chashu! So tender and melt in the mouth... I really wonder if I could down a bowl of the thicker soup. I guess it warrants a revisit to test my limits!

Gumshara Ramen
Shop 211 25-29 Dixon St
Haymarket, NSW, 2000

Opening Hours
Monday: 11:30am - 8:30pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am - 8:30pm

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24 comments:

  1. Man you're making me SO hungry for ramen and I'm in a place where I'm positive that there isn't any ramen whatsoever! :P

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    1. Settle the craving when you're back in Sydney! I'm sure you have plenty of delicious eats where you are currently travelling - you always do!

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  2. love this place! the gelartinous thick soup is amazing!

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    1. Definitely excited to try the thicker, even more gelatinous soup! :D

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  3. Woohoo. Welcome to the Gumshara club! Their stock is super intense - if you leave it too long you'll have to smash through the collagen skin on top! lol

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    1. My friends have told me about the collagen film that forms on top lol! But that stock is so good - I could drink that soup forever! Or until I'm about to explode :P

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    1. You really should try a bowl of their ramen :D

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  5. Oh! It looks so good!
    Definitely one to try, Mr GG loves ramen :)

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    1. Definitely a ramen to try :D Get ready for the tonkotsu intensity!

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  6. i love gumshara ramen but its too rich for me so i have to share it!

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    1. It's intensely rich isn't it? I'm happy sharing a bowl of Gumshara ramen too!

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  7. Gumshara is legendary! Their garlic tonkotsu ramen is one of my new loves!

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    1. How awesome does garlic make everything? :D

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  8. If you don't love Gumshara, you don't love ramen! I love that thick tonkotsu broth :9

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    1. Haha I know right! Gumshara's tonkotsu broth is too good :D

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  9. Oh! I had no idea that the thick tonkotsu soup is only available after 5pm :( Thanks for that bit of information. I need to visit! :)

    Ando @ The Lamstock

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    1. I was very disappointed that they didn't have the thick soup when I went! But the normal soup is already intensely thick :P

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  10. Dear Sherrie,

    I find the thick soup a little too rich. But for some, too much of a good thing could be wonderful.

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    1. Their soup is definitely very heavy and not for the faint-hearted! I definitely don't think I'd be able to have their ramen all the time - in moderation and in times when I need a rich soup, Gumshara would be all sorts of wonderful.

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  11. took my cousin from Canada here recently. his wife wasn't able to handle the thick broth as well but the cuz ate the whole thing without a fuss!

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    1. Ah, men seem to be able to devour just about everything with gusto don't they? :P

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