Lunch at Kanada-ya
Nothing quite beats a big, hearty bowl of ramen on a Friday lunchtime, does it? If your ears have pricked up and your mouth has started watering at the thought, then Kanada-ya is calling your name.
An intimate group of us from Londonewcastle made our way to the one on Panton Street in Soho last Friday; we passed Chinatown on the way and whet our appetites with the glorious aromas of Asian cooking. When we arrived, we were seen to immediately and were escorted to our little wooden booth. We all climbed in and felt as though we were the noodles in a bowl of ramen, but enjoyed the snug experience nonetheless.
Then, we were presented with the menu. I’m not going to lie, I had looked at the menu about seven times the day before so I already knew what I wanted, but it didn’t hurt to give it another glance just in case I had a change of heart. I devoured the Karaage, or Japanese fried chicken, to start with and then washed that down nicely with the Spicy Yuzu Ramen. Well, I did not regret my decision. The Spicy Yuzu had just the right amount of kick without overpowering the other sumptuous flavours and had the perfect noodle to broth ratio, and the fried chicken was just finger-lickin’ good. Lunch was perfectly complemented with a hot carafe of sake, obviously, and it is safe to say that I am already planning my next trip. A successful lunch all round and nobody, by any stretch of the imagination, was left disappointed.