Monohon Ramen

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I have lived/travelled in Japan constantly since the 90s and LOVE the food. Japanese food in London has come far but it too often seems adapted or fused with other cuisines; Japan-inspired rather than ‘Japanese’.

 

‘Monohon’ is a slang term in Japanese meaning ‘The Real Thing’.

 

I quit my job and went back to live in Japan last year; attending ramen and noodle schools, travelling across the country, testing and tasting exhaustively. I hunted down a noodle machine and shipped it here.

 

Back home, 6 more months in my kitchen tinkering, perfecting… my Authentic Japanese Ramen!


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A new venue for the next pop-up of **Monohon Ramen.**



**'Monohon'** is a slang term in Japanese meaning 'The Real Thing'. We stand for authenticity, service and value.... Read more

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A unique event as 'Rouge' hosts the next **Monohon **pop up!



Fashion designer turned shopkeeper Lei Yang stocks vintage furniture,... Read more

by Monohon Ramen

A unique event as 'Rouge' hosts the next **Monohon **pop up!



Fashion designer turned shopkeeper Lei Yang stocks vintage furniture,... Read more

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A new dish for the next pop up of **Monohon Ramen!**

Our next pop up will take place on Friday 13th November at Toconoco cafe and
we'll debut our new Kotteri Miso Ramen!
... Read more

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**_PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE FOR THIS EVENT._**

The holidays are approaching and to celebrate we have a special event which is
also our last event of the year. If you had missed our last two pop... Read more

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To kick off the brand new 2016, we are bringing back our favourite Abura Soba.



For those who have never had this, Abura Soba is a kind soup-less ramen. It... Read more

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After a great start to the new year, we are now 'popping up' for 2 Saturdays
on 6 Calvert Avenue in Shoreditch \- 20 Feb and 27 Feb 2016.


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We hope you are craving for ramen, because we are back at 6 Calvert Avenue in
Shoreditch for a few weekends in April. If you missed the Abura Soba
previously, or have not tried Kotteri Miso Ramen,... Read more

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Our next pop up will be at Canvas Cafe off Brick Lane in Shoreditch. We will
be dishing out our usual favourites such as Abura Soba, Kotteri Miso Ramen,
Shio And Shouyu Tonkotsu Ramen.

... Read more

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Our next pop up will be at The Canvas Cafe on Hanbury Street (just off Brick
Lane). We will be serving Abura Soba, Kotteri Miso Ramen, Shio and Shouyu
Tonkotsu Ramen. Scroll down to the bottom of... Read more

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We are welcoming summer with another new dish - Hiyashi Chuka \- 冷やし中華.



You have to imagine you're in Osaka, where it's 27 degrees and over 90%... Read more

Contact

Website: www.monohonramen.com

Email: info@monohonramen.com

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Twitter: @monohonramen

Reviews

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totally delicious food, great setting

Rating: 10

smallnicky attended New Year with Abura Soba in February 2016, reviewed on 7 February 2016

Abura Soba in London! Delicious, hearty, complex food served with panache in the beautiful environs of Rouge Stoke Newington. My only complaibt is that it's not a more regular occurrence!

Delicious, delightful, informative too

Rating: 10

Vivian attended New Year with Abura Soba in February 2016, reviewed on 3 February 2016

I've never had Abura Soba, but I'm a huge ramen fan. This meal did not disappoint; it actually exceeded expectations. Ian, the chef, who has studied ramen in Japan, made a really informative short presentation prior to the meal. He talked us through all the ingredients (and toppings for the noodles) and the contradictions of the word 'soba'. Abura Soba is a kind of "soup-less" noodle dish -- abura actually means oil/fat, but this was not a greasy dish. It was simply oozing umami: delicious broth is at the bottom of the dish; the noodles are on top. The chef had made the noodles fresh and we could tell: their texture and taste was exceptional -- delicious elasticity, a really great "bite" to them. Our table was laid out with the toppings -- all fresh. We assembled our dish ourselves by adding the toppings.
The 'coup de grace' was a boiled egg (cooked for 40 mins at 60 degrees) on top of the dish: Ian instructed us to drop the egg in the middle and vigorously mix all the ingredients together. While I'm a little squeamish at soft egg whites the egg was a marvel -- a brilliant addition to the dish. It also enhanced the umami taste, adding a pleasantly sticky texture. The Japanese call this a "Japanese carbonara" which makes perfect sense. Our bowls were gleaming. Our group (including our Japanese friend Hana who recommended we attend) was very, very happy. And very, very satisfied.
The event took place at the shop Rouge on Stoke Newington Church Street. The toppings and the noodles themselves were all in delightful crockery from Rouge's stock. The table looked exquisite. A delicate, slightly floral, oolong green tea was served with the noodles (again stocked at Rouge). I've forgotten the name of the tea but will be back to buy it. It was a perfect accompaniment to the meal -- a hint of floral counterbalanced the savoury of the dish.
We'll be back: Ian, domo arigato! And many thanks to the people at Rouge.

Fun evening, amazing fresh food

Rating: 10

nevans4 attended New Year with Abura Soba in January 2016, reviewed on 1 February 2016

A very entertaining and educational evening - thanks to Ian! The food was so delicious. We'll be back for more

Very nice Abura-soba

Rating: 10

reishih attended Rouge x Monohon Abura Soba Pop Up (1st sitting) in November 2015, reviewed on 2 November 2015

Thank you very much for a nice Abura-soba.
We would like to try your noodle again!

Monohon Ramen responded on 11 January 2016:

Thank you giving us a positive review. We hope to see you again soon.

Very good ramen!

Rating: 9

btiw attended Monohon Ramen Pop Up in October 2015, reviewed on 25 October 2015

Highly recommended. The ramen is sooooo good. There are 2 options, and my boyfriend and I had one each. I prefer the miso one, but it's my personal preference! Both are really good. The service was great, very friendly and attentive, without being too overboard. The tea is super nice too. Go for all toppings for your ramen! Amazing value for money. The only reason why I didn't give it a 10 rating is the minimal option... there's no spicy ramen available. Maybe next time?

Monohon Ramen responded on 30 October 2015:

Thank you very much for giving us a review. We are working hard to bring new dishes to our future pop ups. Stay tuned!