Gung Ho! Dumpling and Ramen Bar
The unassuming exterior of Gung Ho! Dumpling and Ramen Bar belies the fact that this eatery is in fact a lively and vibrantly decorated treasure trove of Japanese eats. As its name attests, this Bakery Lane snack spot specialises in two things – handmade dumplings and bowls of rich, hearty ramen. Those fond of splitting a few serves of gyoza with the gang can tuck into serves of fried or poached parcels of deliciousness – we’re talking pork and black fungi, pork and chives, prawn, pork and bamboo shoot, and vegan-friendly tofu. All of these can come bathed in garlic chilli oil, spicy sour soup or spicy garlic peanut sauce. If it’s something soupy that you’re after, Gung Ho!’s slurp-worthy serves of ramen encompass traditional tonkotsu varieties, spicy chilli-infused versions, bowls boasting a black garlic infusion and several freestyle options to froth over. That’s not all – Gung Ho!’s menu continues with donburi (rice bowls topped with the likes of Hawaiian-style prawns, pork and shiitake mushroom, and chicken katsu), sides and a selection of Asian fusion soups. A cluster of beer taps pour ice-cold beverages to help wash down your feast, though a fresh new cocktail list will also likely entice folks looking to savour a snazzy sip or two.