During October 2020, at Stazione Centrale area, a Japanese-style tavern opened. It offers a great variety of ramen, and not only!
Ramen Shifu is a project born for the first time in Madrid in 2017 and brought to Italy in Naples in 2019. The Milanese opening is the work of Emanuele Fregella and the well-known Chinese entrepreneur Jay Lin.
The restaurant is cozy, has colorful pop murals and an outdoor area where you can comfortably enjoy the numerous proposals on the menu.
As it is easy to guess, here the main dish is ramen, in particular there are three main styles: tonkotsu (Hakata), shoyu (Tokyo) and miso (Sapporo), in addition to the famous tantanmen or those revisited in a contemporary key, such as spicy ramen, with duck or fried chicken. For each of the chosen proposals, it is possible to add additional toppings, such as chashu (slices of roast pork), minced meat, naruto, kimchi or egg.
I enjoyed tonkotsu and ebi tempura yasai, both super abundant and with really well executed noodles. The broth is the original of the house, cooked for six long hours with a base of pork bones.
If you don't want to enjoy a nice steaming soup, you can opt for mazesoba (ramen without broth), pad thai or yakisoba.
There are many influences that inspired the Ramen Shifu menu, all very interesting, as evidenced by the presence of Korean kimchi or the numerous bao present in the "appetizers" section, perfect parenthesis to start your meal or simply for an aperitif (coming soon cocktails will also be available): takoyaki, fried chicken wings, gyoza, yakitori or chashu beef fried, you will simply be spoiled for choice!
If you don't eat meat, there are still numerous vegetarian alternatives.
To complete the gastronomic experience there are mochi and homemade bao filled with delicious Nutella.
My opinion on Ramen Shifu is therefore very positive: the staff is kind and prepared, the price is fair for what is offered. You just have to go and try it!