Whilst partaking in the Official Animal Rights March, ducking off quickly to get some food, a small unassuming Japanese restaurant was found in a slightly hidden corner of Soho.
Shoryu Ramen, makers of fine Japanese cuisine happily opened their doors to welcome a vegan and vegetarian into their establishment. Now this is not a vegan restaurant. In fact they only had a few vegetarian options and two vegan main dishes on their menu, but as we were in a hurry (and in the mood for Japanese) this was the closest restaurant we could find in relation to the Animal Rights March.
We decided to try the starter of Atsuage Fried Tofu with teriyaki sauce and wow, delicious. Two larger than average sized portions of grilled and fried tofu with the most delicious vegan teriyaki sauce were presented within minutes of order.
Next came mains. I ordered the spicy vegetarian (vegan) ramen with natural broth, spice miso sauce, tofu, tender broccoli and garlic mayu with medium noodles. My vegetarian partner had the Bao buns with haloumi, avocado, hirata sauce and Japanese style mayo.
I absolutely love vegan noodle soup/ ramen, its my favorite meal of all time and can honestly say I was blown away with by dish. The flavors were mouth-wateringly delicious and perfectly balanced, with every mouthful becoming more flavorsome. The noodle to veg to sauce ratio was perfect, and my expectations were astoundingly exceeded.
Will most certainly be coming back – likely for the same thing again.