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01 July 2011 @ 11:28 pm
Manmaruya Ashfield  
When I need to get my ramen on... or my aburi sushi fix I head to my local Japanese joint, Manmaruya Hurstville. It's popular and quite busy, you can definitely expect to wait a while especially on Thursday nights ;) The branch at Hurstville is actually the second branch to open, the first was in Campsie and now recently they have opened a branch in Ashfield. My family was invited to dine at the pre-opening of Manmaruya Ashfield (217 Liverpool Road) before it officially opened to the public, this way the new staff were able to experience a shift and work out the kinks - of course we were more than happy to oblige.

So my favourite types of ramen are TanTanmen, Salt Butter Corn Ramen and Kogashi Ninniku Ramen. Lucky for me Manmaruya's specialty is the Kogashi Ninniku ramen which literally means burnt garlic ramen. Manmaruya offers their ramen in two soup stocks; pork stock and chicken stock - I almost always order ramen with pork stock finding I prefer the thicker more flavoursome pork soup to the more subtle chicken soup. Now I love my ramen with a heap of bean sprouts and a perfectly soft boiled egg with orange gooey insides - and that's exactly what I got and more because I found hidden underneath my mountain of noodles an extra egg!!! My sister decided she also wanted to have some sushi so ordered the Mini Ramen with pork stock in which they forgot to add the seaweed pieces. After we told the waitress she missed the seaweed pieces, they gave us a double serving of seaweed too! You'll find that the portions served at Manmaruya are very generous, I'm always leaving with a food baby and even my sister's "mini" ramen is not so mini.

Thinking she was getting a "mini" ramen my sister also ordered the Spicy Tuna Roll and Soft Shell Crab Roll to share. The Spicy Tuna Roll which I forgot to take a photo of  had six pieces of spicy marinated fresh tuna rolls to dip in a spicy mayonnaise tingling the tips of your tongue. I was so happy the Soft Shell Crab was not dripping in oil like in some other establishments. Mum wanted to order something she could not eat everyday and had the Sushi Sashimi Combo. We did have to wait an hour for this to be served but it was well worth the wait with fresh thick pieces of sashimi. We didn't have dessert tonight but we finished our meal off with a serving of takoyaki instead with piping hot pieces of octopus encased in a crispy shell drizzled with sauce and katsubushi.

Manmaruya Ashfield is a great addition, especially if you're not in the mood for great Shanghainese food currently dominating on Liverpool Road. If you're also not in the mood for ramen try their Aburi Sushi - it's one of my favourite dishes there! Manmaruya Hurstville also serves Camembert Tempura, but I don't think I spotted this on the Ashfield menu.

Manmaruya
 

 
Kogashi Ninniku Ramen

 
Soft Shell Crab Roll

 
Sushi Sashimi Combo

We dined at the courtesy of Manmaruya Ashfield.Manmaruya on Urbanspoon

They also have sister branches at
Manmaruya Campsie  Manmaruya Restaurant on Urbanspoon
Manmaruya Hurstville  Manmaruya on Urbanspoon
 
 
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the night starts here__pinkpony on July 2nd, 2011 06:25 am (UTC)
ooo a 3rd restaurant now? they're doing well!
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on July 7th, 2011 08:13 am (UTC)
Yep!
Did you know they do zosui at Hurstville now??
Mary Cagalitanohmykitchenaid on July 25th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
Yum! Japanese Food!
Hurstville is also my local jap cuisine fix! :) We go there on a weekly basis. Next time I must try the Camembert Tempura.. didn't know it existed until reading your post!
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on July 26th, 2011 08:17 am (UTC)
Re: Yum! Japanese Food!
Oh I didn't realise you lived so close!

I also like Sushi Honpo in Carlton!
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