What could be better on a cold winter’s night than a hot bowl of curry ramen? If your answer is ‘not much’, I highly recommend Bone Daddies’ new restaurant in High Street Kensington, London!
Bone Daddies already have a very popular branch in Soho and, to cope with popularity, opened another on the first floor the Whole Foods market on Kensington’s high street. I was lucky enough to be invited to try out their menu with some other bloggers – in my never ending quest to tell you about some fabulous Japanese restaurants in London, of course!
Whole Foods market is the classiest of supermarkets, the sort of place that sells delicious-smelling organic bread for £3 a loaf. If you’re not in the mood for shopping, the restaurant area on the first floor offers a lovely relaxation space! We were treated to cocktails on arrival; S&M (strawberry puree, mint, lemon juice, soda) and another with whisky, calpico and tropical juice. The restaurant is sleek and modern looking and, best of all, you can see the chefs at work making your dinner.
For starters we went with pork and truffle gyoza, which was by far my favourite thing of the evening. This was genuinely some of the most flavoursome gyoza I’d ever tasted and you could tell these were the finest ingredients. I even had to take a photo of a half-eaten one just to show you the juicy insides.
We then moved on to the highly anticipated curry ramen and were not disappointed. The portion is very generous, as ramen tends to be, and the broth all that crispy chicken, peppers and noodles were swimming in was beautiful! As this was curry ramen, it was quite hot and my eyes were watery for the first minute but I didn’t have trouble putting it away. If hot food isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of other ramen to choose from the menu – such as tonkotsu or dipping ramen. Whatever you go for, I can confidently say you’ll love it.
After all that ramen, we spent a fair few minutes lounging in our seats wondering how we could walk home with such full stomachs… and then we were unexpectedly served mochi ice cream! In case you don’t already know, mochi is a very popular chewy rice cake in Japan. I’ve never been one to turn down dessert, so quickly found a second stomach. There were three flavours – lemon, sesame and chocolate. Who can say no to that?
Bone Daddies’ new restaurant is a minute’s walk from the High Street Kensington tube stop, so if you’re in the area I really recommend checking it out. Ramen is the perfect cure for this cold weather, so what better way to eat it than in time to some classic rock n’ roll music?