With the renovation of Ramen Kan came a spate of new dishes that brought it in line with what N and I love to eat at Japanese restaurants: udon and sushi. Even so, it took about half a year before I had eaten enough bowls of kaisen don to actually try the sushi.
The sushi offering isn’t very large or very sophisticated, but that’s all right. I ordered the salmon maki ($4.80) and the tuna maki ($4.80). If they had a cucumber maki, I’d have ordered that too. Maki is some of my favourite ways to each sushi — neither D nor N can understand why I like them, but I do, probably because they were the perfect bite size part of bento boxes I ate from a Japanese restaurant as a child.
It’s clear that it’s not made by a sushi chef (not that I was expecting otherwise). The maki is rolled rather haphazardly and in particular, the tuna maki was bursting with tuna that the seaweed barely held it together. But presentation aside, it was a simple roll and it was tasty. It was missing wasabi in each maki, but that was easily solved by the dollop accompanying the plate. The maki is perfect for a light meal or quick sushi fix with a bowl of udon.
Ramen Kan is located at Level 1 90 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000.