This post has been updated on March 21, 2019.
Because it’s SaturDATE, it only means one thing,… eating out !!! On this day, we’ve decided to skip the usual Sushi Train lunch date and since winter is starting to creep in, we thought that it would be the perfect time to get some ramen. One of our favorite noodle places is Chop Chop Noodle House. It is among the many food places located in Ponsonby Central – a hub composed of cafès, bars, restaurants, and a fresh produce market.
Chop Chop Noodle House has an Asian “kung-fu/beach bar” vibe. Patrons can select a seat around the bar, or on one of the independent tables out front. We always prefer the former option because we enjoy watching the chef prepare our meals.
The two main reasons why we keep coming back to this place is the unique and rich flavor of their ramen and the hot and crispy fried chicken. They are just yum!
There are five different ramen options, pork, chicken, beef, vegetables (tofu, mushrooms, kimchi), or a combination of almost everything (a.k.a. Cobra Kai Super Mega Ramen); we haven’t tried the chicken and the vegetables on their own, but all the other three are just superb. A single order guarantees you a very generous amount of noodles, flavorful broth, and your chosen protein especially when you order the Cobra Kai.
Another good thing about this restaurant is the fact that since there are limited items on the menu, it’s not overwhelming or confusing when it comes to selecting a meal. And you know that the dishes are always flawlessly executed because the chefs can focus on just a few recipes that they’ve perfected over time.
The bar also offers a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages which compliment their dishes quite well.
Chop Chop Noodle House in Ponsonby is definitely our go-to every time we start craving for ramen. We also bring our friends and families there whenever they are visiting n Auckland because it is that good!