SquareMeal Review of
Bone Daddies Victoria
"Confidently residing at the delectable end of the fast-food spectrum", this high-energy ramen joint continues to win fans – despite mega decibels and a no-bookings policy. Head honcho Ross Shonhan knows how to conjure a magic mix of addictive flavours ("bone broth plus plastic bib equals noodle bliss", assures one fan), so grab a table or bag a stool at one of the communal benches for a "delicious bowl of goodness". Sustenance arrives "lightning quick", and there's no shame in slurping your way through the different variations on the soupy ramen theme – perhaps spicy miso with Padrón peppers or ground chicken with lip-tingling spice. The (now legendary) rock ’n’ roll soundtrack may not be to everyone’s taste, but snacks of soft-shell crab in high-octane chilli and ginger sauce or unctuous chashu pork and corn croquettes will keep you distracted. Strong Asian-themed cocktails often make use of tangy yuzu, while the line-up of shochu, whisky and saké takes no prisoners.