Brussels takeway: Try Japanese ramen and a ‘dark kitchen’


Our latest Brussels takeaway article discovers an exploration of taste.

The Foodiz concept is based on the principle of ‘Dark Kitchen’, essentially virtual restaurants whose dishes are prepared in a single workshop, from a common line of ingredients transformed differently. Concretely, they are professional kitchens only intended for the delivery of meals at home or in the office. Currently, the platform offers six different brands, something to satisfy all tastes. It is currently possible to order salads, bentos, sandwiches, wraps, bowls or even soups. We tried two soups (asparagus and broccoli) and plumped for Bento main course, sharing Beef Tataki with soya wasabi sauce, soba noodles, Japanese omelet, rice and wakame and Salmon Sashimi with soya wasabi sauce, soba noodles, Japanese omelet, rice and wakame. Absolutely delicious, and check out their custom office menus.

Umamido is “an exploration of taste” developed by Guy Quirynen since its launch in 2013. Guy Quirynen is above all a food lover. Before launching Umamido after an internship in Kyoto, it is important to remember that he studied at Hotelschool Ter Duinens, then at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. At the same time, he also worked for more than a year in the two-star restaurant Slagmolen. We tried the vegetarian ramen (broth) and the triple mushroom rice bowl (donburi), washed down with their own No Fox Given beer. The portions are generous and the food is alive with colours and aromas. They call it: “Honest Ramen crafted with ethically farmed ingredients and produce from carefully sourced partners, served in our meticulously home-cooked broths.” It certainly lives up to its billing. Open in Bailli, St. Catherine, Leuven and Vooruit for take-away & delivery.

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