Sydney’s Gumshara Is Serving The World’s Most Expensive Ramen

The humble bowl of ramen has just been thoroughly upgraded thanks to Sydney restaurant Gumshara. Forget regular strands of noodles bathed in regular pork broth, garnished with a plain sheet of nori. Instead, start thinking about bowls packed with luxuriously indulgent ingredients – earning it the title of world’s most expensive ramen.

Valued at approximately $400, this insane iteration of Gumshara ramen – dubbed ‘Rags To Riches’ ramen – reportedly takes over 12 hours to prepare; the full list of ingredients includes the following:

  • 10kg of quality pork bone (broth)
  • 5kg of high-end lobster heads (broth)
  • An entire lobster – tempura tail, golden head (to resemble a dragon)
  • Golden sheets of nori
  • Traditional garnishes – seasoned soft-boiled egg cut in half, bamboo shoots, spring onions
  • Noodles (obviously)

“Being given a chance to imagine such an over-the-top ramen dish has been fantastic,” says Mori Higashida, Gumshara Owner & Head Chef.



“I’m proud of what we’ve created.”

The ‘Rags To Riches’ Gumshara ramen, however, won’t be available for straight purchase. Yes – unfortunately, there’s a slight catch. As part of a collaboration with Five Star Games to celebrate the upcoming release of Yakuza: Like A Dragon, you’ll have to win yourself a bowl via competition.

Head over to @XboxANZ on Twitter from today until November 10th to find out how to enter (New South Wales residents only).