Ramen Ya at the GPO is one of Melbourne's best ramen restaurants. Bringing an authentic brand of ramen to Melbourne. Here at the GPO there is an amazing precinct of top cuisine. Always packed here at lunchtime. A hot contest for tables. It's difficult to claim a seat on a table already occupied by a company of friends, but you try and squeeze in anywhere you can. I cheekily joined a cheery group and fortunately they embraced me. It ended up them giving me a few tips on good ramen.
I enjoyed waiting in line and absorping the atmosphere. This is multicultural Melbourne lunchtime. In such a throbbing hub of many nations you feel connected to the world. And to Melbourne.
I enjoyed my Sliced pork ramen under the red canpoy. The ramen was full of ingredients and a hearty meal. And great value at under the $10 mark.
My understanding is that the broth is a key to great ramen and this broth had been prepared over many hours to get the layering of flavours. The broth is slightly cloudy and is extremely tasty.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. My first thought with ramen is to compare it with Vietnamese pho. Or even Chinese soups. For some reason I prefer the fatty broth of a good brisket to clean broth flavours.
In any case I do enjoy the ambience of the GPO precinct as much as the food. I'll be back.