Katsu Pork Ramen at Sushi Waka
A popular Japanese restaurant in Leeds, Sushi Waka have fused two dishes into one to create their Katsu Pork Ramen. It has your usual ingredients, like eggs with a soft yolk, ramen noodles and steamed fish cake slices, but it’s the broth that’s a little different. It brings together a gently spiced Katsu sauce with their house broth to create a thicker texture. There’s nothing else in Leeds quite like it. For the meat, they coat pork with breadcrumbs and fry it until it’s golden and crispy.
Chilli Beef Ramen at Fuji Hiro
Fuji Hiro pack their Chilli Beef Ramen with all manner of veggies and herbs, but the main event is the meat. They chargrill sirloin steak before adding it their daily made chicken stock. But that’s just the start – red chillies, onion slices, fried shallots and chilli sauce are joined by a sprinkling of mint leaves and coriander to make sure every mouthful is bursting with flavour. It’s served with a side of beansprouts and lime, which are on-hand so you don’t feel the burn too much.
Chicken Ramen at Little Tokyo
You’re actively encouraged to slurp your ramen noodles at Little Tokyo – it’s the traditional way to eat them after all! Using their house miso broth, they put their own stamp on the classic Chicken Ramen. You’ll get a large steaming bowl filled with ramen noodles and tender shredded chicken. They top it up with a colourful array of oriental veg like beansprouts, pak choi, carrot and runner beans, so it’s bursting with goodness too.
Japanese eatery Senbon Sakura serve up some of the best bowls of ramen in Leeds and the Char Siu deserves your undivided attention. You’ll get a large bowl of homemade pork broth filled with tasty staples that bring it to life. They add roasted pork, ramen noodles, beansprouts, spring onion and a soy-marinated egg, but it doesn’t stop there. Sweetcorn and two types of seaweed add a delicious pop of crunch and colour into the mix.
Original Fu Ramen at House of Fu
House of Fu is a ramen restaurant, so where better to slurp away? Their Original Fu is a perfect way to tuck in. It’s a positively aromatic bowl of steaming joy that starts off with their house recipe pork broth, infused with spring onions and menma, a Japanese condiment made from fermented bamboo shoots. Finished off with BBQ chashu pork, toasted rye noodles, nori, burnt garlic oil and a runny boiled egg, all your ramen dreams have come true.
This year, your Christmas shopping will come with all the razzle-dazzle of the Capital thanks to this head-turning light installation…
The city’s main thoroughfare will be given a heartwarming glow this Christmas with the return of Dear Leeds. A triumph of neon that celebrates everything we are and everything we’ve been through, it’s back bigger and better than ever for 2021. Not only is it twice the size of last year but it’s got twice as much heart too, so get down to Briggate and welcome back Christmas!
James Glancy Design is the company responsible for London’s biggest and most spectacular Christmas displays. They’ve worked with Carnaby Street for the last 23 years, creating a new design every year, each more impressive than the last, and they’re also the people behind the famous ‘Spirit of Christmas’ installation that floats above shoppers on Regent Street.
But for the second year in a row, you can see their creations much closer to home because LeedsBID commissioned her latest blog them to produce a huge festive light installation for Briggate. Inspired by Kate Ryrie’s poem, Dear Leeds is a homage to the people and businesses that make the city special – and this year, it’s bigger and better than ever!