My Diet Secret: Ramen At Muga

by Olivia Cox October 13

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll probably be aware that I have a slight infatuation with edamame beans. A passion, if you will.. Ok, it’s bordering on obsessive. I may have a problem.

Anyway. This is for two main reasons – 1. they taste so damn good. and 2. they are super, super healthy. Which sort of ticks all the boxes for my current pre-pre-party season health-kick.

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Ok, slightly less healthy – deep fried lotus root. YUM!

On my quest to find the latest and greatest edamame offering, I stumbled upon a new Japanese restaurant just down from China Town called Muga (technically their selling point isn’t edamames, it’s ramen. But both are great so I’ll let it slide..)

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Their menu is simple – there’s a bunch of appetisers and satellite side dishes in the area (I obviously ordered a portion of edamames pretty much as I crossed the threshold), but the main shebang is obviously the ramen. You choose your broth, choose your toppings, then eat. See? Really simple. I went for the pork-based bowl with extra nori (I like the crunch), and the boy was obviously feeling my order because he went for an identical copy. I mean, zero originality…..!

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I love ramen because it’s a really clean way of filling up. Sort of like honest comfort food (as apposed to cheat food). And for once, neither the boy or I were having to compromise with our dinner plans. Healthy and hearty. Win.

I’m not really a dessert person if I’m honest, but the options hiding at the foot of the menu looked way too appealing to pass on, so we had the vanilla ice cream-stuffed rice cakes, and a scoop each of green tea ice cream and sesame ice cream. Because there’s always room for ice cream.

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You can book a table at Muga here.

Olivia x

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