Carnaby Street, Kingly Court + Shoryu Ramen Restaurant
Today I visit London’s Carnaby Street. I take a walk down this iconic London Street and shopping destination. I then take a look in and around one of London’s hidden gems Kingly Court. And pay a visit to Shoryu Ramen which is a Japanease Tonkotsu Ramen restaurant and bar in Kingly Court.
Carnaby Street is in the heart of London. It is located in Soho and very close to both Regent Street and Oxford Street. Today it is a pedestrian only shopping destination with many UK and global fashion brands having stores on or around the street.
Carnaby Street really gained popularity as a fashion and social destination in the 1960’s. When it was considered by fashionistas of the day to be the coolest street in town. Over the years a number of clubs and bars have come and gone in the surrounding streets helping maintain its popularity.
Kingly Court is a three story court yard just behind Carnaby Street. The Kingly court has relatively small entrances. So is really easily missed by passers by so remains one of London’s hidden gems. It is full of Restaurants and bars so is a real eating and drinking destination in the heart of London’s shopping streets. Kingly Court has al-fresco dining on the ground floor and its a real oasis compared to the hectic streets that surround it.
I visit Shoryu Ramen in Kingly Court here in Soho. Shoryu became renowned for their authentic Japanese Hakata tonkotsu ramen dishes. I try the Kotteri Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen which is noodles in a pork bone broth that has been cooked for 12 hours and topped with char siu pork. I also try a side of Gyoza dumplings and some green tea.
The Shroryu Ramen tastes so delicious. The broth contains incredible depth of flavour. Also amazing silky texture from the collagen and morrow of the pork bones. And you can also specify how firm you would prefer your noodles cooked. The Char siu pork and egg topping the noodles and broth are also delicious.
Check out the YouTube vlog above and take a look at my visit yourself.
Visit the Shoryu Ramen website here – www.shoryuramen.com