Three Wise Monkeys. Izakaya & Ramen In Sea Point.

January 5, 2017

It’s 2017 & I didn’t feel like doing a New Year, New Me post. So I’ll start things off by saying Happy New Year, I hope 2017 is a good & kind year to us all. Right, I’ll get straight into what this post is all about – Sea Point. It feels so good being back in the area I grew up in. Regent Road is buzzing. I like it. Something else I also like – Three Wise Monkeys, the latest Ramen spot to soup things up in SA.

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I’ll admit, I’m not a Ramen eater (not a soup fan) BUT… I am a fan of Poké bowls. I said a while back that Hawaiian cuisine would be the next trend to hit South African foodies – it consists of all the good things I really like – in a bowl. Delicious. Ramen & Poké in one spot, pretty great in my mind. The word Poké derives from the Hawaiian word meaning to cut or section – just a little foodie FYI.

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We (my Nic & I), walked down the road for a night of Ramen delight. There are three options available – beef short rib, vegetarian & chicken. All varieties combine plenty of crunchy bits, that super flavourful broth, meat (when not the vegetarian option), veggies & of course, that famously soft egg. Nic went for the beef short rib – he adored it. Adored. I opted for the colourful Poké bowl – thin slices of fresh salmon, sushi rice, julienne of carrots, cucumber & spring onions (I love onions & there were plenty of them) edamame beans, creamy avocado & lashings of spicy Japanese mayo – yum, yum, yum! The only criticism – a bit too much sticky rice (but that’s just me). I opted for a small bowl (which is pretty big).

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TWM (Three Wise Monkeys) also offers up sushi (which looked pretty darn tasty & incredibly fresh). Oh & before I forget – we opted for a starter to share – seared beef fillet with crispy fried garlic, spring onions & a spicy sprinkling of something – it hit the spot. A small portion of beef tartare was served alongside the fillet.

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TWM isn’t licensed, so BYO is what’s on offer when it comes to alcohol, the usual assortment of soft drinks are naturally on offer. Service was speedy, smiley & lovely, the way it should be. They don’t take bookings so it’s best to rock up before 7pm – seats are pretty limited after that. I’d recommend grabbing a stool at the window – only because I enjoy people watching while eating Poké .

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Shop 1, 77 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town

021 433 1837

Happy Ramen & Poké feasting x

 

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