With our hankering for American grub and hearty mac and cheese out of the way, a fusion slice of Japanese was certainly on the cards for a late night chowdown. Move over burger-land, Bonedaddies has stolen our hearts and prised us with ramen.
Bonedaddies is a ‘rock and roll’ ramen bar situated deep in the heart of London’s Soho. The menu makes itself scarce but portions are plentiful, and with another queuing situation in hand, it’s time to whip up some conversation starters and make awkward quips whilst facing customers sat in the window who are already mid-feast.
Queuing tales aside, I chose the tonkotsu ramen for My First Time and it didn’t disappoint. Slices of tender pork belly immersed with seaweed and bamboo shoots alongside a bed of deliciously pulled ramen noodles in a 20-hour cooked broth – yes please. The next time round, I chose the dipping ramen – essentially the same meal in cold form. Having previously tried dipping ramen in Osaka, Japan, this paled only slightly in comparison, with the pork pieces being a little hard and overcooked, and the accompanying soy dipping broth lending a little tasteless.
‘Everything else’ wise, always always order the fried chicken pieces to start. There’s something-something about the fried chicken: so light and crispy, perfectly seasoned and enough to make you want more. Finally, their black sesame soft ice cream is a dream. They do switch up their dessert selections so hurry to catch a season of black sesame!
Bonedaddies, 31 Peter Street, London, W1F 0AR.
Michelle Chai is a self-confessed colour avoider, avid coffee enthusiast, multi-tasker extraordinaire and, by night, a regular fashion blogger at Daisybutter. She edits Aesthetic (both online and print) and really enjoys her ongoing quest for the perfect knit. FYI, this one came close to nabbing the title.