Dishing up hot, steaming bowls of ramen from a cosy spot in the heart of Latrobe Terrace, Hai-Hai Ramen is all about slurpable feeds. Like any good ramen joint, the menu isn’t overflowing with options, but you don’t need many, you just need to decide whether you want chicken or pork (or tofu – vegetarians are catered for here too!).
While you decide (but let’s face it, you’re getting the pork), you can take in the minimalist surrounds, plonk yourself on the deck and tuck into some nibbles, with steamed buns, miso butter sweetcorn and karaage chicken to get your tastebuds ready for the main event. Opt for the pork ramen (which you will) and you’ll get a slow cooked pork broth overflowing with char siu pork belly, soft boiled egg, nori, pickles, shallots and tender noodles. There’s plenty of drinks to pair with your feed too, from exotic sips like Kirin beer and specialty Japanese whiskies, to wines from a little closer to home.