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.
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.
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).
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.
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 .
Shop 1, 77 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town
021 433 1837
Happy Ramen & Poké feasting x