We were in Shaftesbury Avenue and was craving ramen. Chinatown was nearby, but unfortunately, they didn’t have any halal ramen bowls we were aware of in the area. However, just in the corner of Peter Street, Soho – lived a wooden rustic looking place. In front of the door were some black jeans hanging down, acting as a curtain. The place was called Bone Daddies.
We took a seat and looked through the menu. Bone Daddies had coat hangers everywhere, even under the tables. The joint was small, so it was convenient, especially because Bone Daddies was small.
In Bone Daddies only the chicken is halal. However, anything fried including any vegetables and chicken is non-halal because they are cooked in the same oil as other non-halal meats. Everything else is handled separately to avoid cross-contamination.
We decided to order a raw salmon poke bowl. Every poke bowl comes with warm sushi rice, shiso guacamole, tomato jalapeno salsa, roasted corn, pickled carrot, crunchy ramen noodles, nori (seaweed) and sesame seeds. The raw salmon served with a wedge of lemon, chilli lime soy, beefsteak plant, edamame (soybeans), and pickled beetroot.
We squeezed the lemon all over and added some chilli to the bowl. A surprising simple dish but it tasted beautiful. The citrus flavours stood out with a small kick of spice from the chilli, accompanied by the pickled flavours from the carrot and beetroot.
We also tried a bowl of ramen. We went for the Tantanmen (2) with minced chicken, pulled chicken, sesame, chilli, bok choy (Chinese cabbage), bamboo and Clarence court egg.
I found the flavour of the egg more intense than your regular supermarket egg. The broth was great, a smooth velvety grounded taste, mixed with a spicy soup. We enjoyed this ramen a lot, and we will be back to try it again and more from the menu. My eye is on the Kimchee ramen bowl.
If you’re thinking about trying a proper ramen experience, Ramo Ramen has an entirely halal menu, read our review on Ramo Ramen.
– Bone Daddies offers halal chicken. However, the fried chicken is cooked in the same oil as other non-halal food. Making fried food non-halal.
– Pork and alcohol present
Location: 31 Peter St, Soho, London W1F 0AR
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Last modified: 6th May 2019