Ton Ton Ramen & Azuma Patisserie, NSW
Each bowl is served with a good amount of ramen noodles, a side of seaweed and a plethora of sprouts and shallots. I'm not much of a fan of the latter ingredients and end up giving it to my friend who's happy to receive more - something of a ritual between the two of us when it came to bean sprouts in previous Ramen lunch dates.
Then to finish it off we ate chiffon cake over at the Azuma Patisserie, a small place just a hop and skip away from the ramen place. I've been told that perhaps the two are of the same owner with the addition of another Ton Ton over in Chifley Square.
We choose their honey chiffon cake since it seems to be a good seller - only one big chunk of it was left! It was a toss up between honey, black sesame or green tea. Honey won of course, being a really pleasant sweet cake that had a bouncy, light and sponge-like density that went within minutes between the two of us.
People come and go as they please, ordering various Japanese sweets and coffees to go. What I did notice as well on the menu blackboard was that they also serve frozen yogurt! I'm a little intrigued as to what a Green Tea froyo from this place might be like, so that'll probably be the next thing for me to try over at Azuma Patisserie.