Ramen Round-Up: The Top Four & Beyond

Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Clock-wise from top-left: Kinton, Santouka, Raijin, and Sansotei.

When I began profiling all the levitra to order ramen places, I had a mental list of generic cialis 100mg places that I was going to buy online prescription levitra'>buy online prescription levitra include. In the process of churning over the nuances of noodles, I realized that I wanted to stick to the places that focused on ramen as their core. Turns out that there were only four places that fit my criteria and click here buy cheap cialis online over the last week, I’ve put down my thoughts on them. But which one is the best?

I mentioned this last week – less than a year ago, Toronto was hard-pressed for ramen-ya selection. Now? Now we have four dedicated shops and a whole host of other restaurants that offer their own versions as a staple. It’s a good time to be a ramen lover.

Of course, I have my favourite. You would think it’s where I would eat most often. But it’s not. Because the great thing about the number of newfound choices in town is that they’re all good choices. So it becomes a matter of nuance. Not only about taste, but convenience, price, and the maybe shifting of the http://hwato.nl/natural-levitra winds too. It really can be that arbitrary. Since three of levitra tablets for sale the four are within a 5-10 minute walk of each other, it helps even the playing field a bit. Well, except for that fourth (sorry Kinton!).

TOP PICKS

Hungry? The Shio ramen set with ikura gohan AND an extra egg.

My top pick on taste is Santouka. With the ability to customize both noodle hardness and salt options, it has the best broth and noodle combo. I’d eat there more often if I didn’t have to wait 30 minutes or more for a seat. Maybe later.

Raijin’s Charcoal Ramen.

Raijin is where I eat at most often. I’ve waffled back and forth on if I like Raijin more or less than Santouka – it’s pretty close. But Raijin never has a line. With its comfortable – and ample – seating, I can be done dinner while others are still waiting to sit down. And in the cold or in the heat, this is www.ekstasis.net a no-brainer for me. I also enjoy the variety of Raijin’s soups and noodles (varying widths).

Running up is Sansotei. The first time I’d had their soup, I had one of those a-ha moments in eating. Subsequent meals there have been good, but do not match up to we like it cialis to buy that first hit of broth. I also didn’t love their noodle as much as the other houses. At one point, they tweeted that they were going to offer different noodle thicknesses. I haven’t been back in a little bit, so I’m not sure if that’s happened yet. I look forward to trying that out.

Running up the hwato.nl back of the pack is Kinton. They’re not in any way a slouch at the ramen game, but they’re in a location that just isn’t convenient to me. Not by much, but by enough. Still worth trying out to see if they hit your particular ramen funny bone just right.

Certainly, any of these places are good for a bowl. But what if you’re just not close to any of these guys? Well, you should make the time to go, really. However, for convenience’s sake, here are a few more restaurants that regularly serve ramen in addition to their other fare.

OTHER OPTIONS

Momofuku has my least favourite noodle. For whatever reason, the cornerstones Dave Chang built his empire on eyecenterllc.com – ramen and generic cialis soft tabs'>generic cialis soft tabs pork belly buns – don’t work for me at all. Still, many seem to enjoy his noodles.

Ryoji Ramen and Izakaya has only just opened. I stopped by and found that the ramen is decent here – flat pale noodle with nearly¬†translucent¬†edges. The shio broth is most traditional of recommended site buying viagra without prescription all the ones I’ve seen with a very clear and clean taste. I opted not to generic levitra canadian include them, as the feel was more Izakaya than ramen joint. Maybe a post on these guys later when I’ve had more time to explore more of their menu.

A-Ok, opened by the kids of Yours Truly, also offers a less-traditional noodle. One of the few (only?) places that makes their noodle in house – you can check out their production on the West wall of the restaurant.

Of course, there are many more bowls in the city – up north in J-Town, older chains that pepper the city, and other restaurants that serve it along side their regular menus. But these are the viagra lowest price'>viagra lowest price newest and brightest ones. Can’t be more pleased with the whole ramen madness as a whole given the choice and quality that has flooded the city.

Advance apologies for the map. It’s ghetto, but I don’t have time to fix my current plugin. Fah.

2 Comments

  • Ran says:

    great post. I’m happy and sad =) I had the privilege of eating at my first official bowl of ramen at santouka in Vancity a few years ago. so, i compare all ramen to that resto. Its good to know that santouka has the best taste and still is great. but i feel a little underwhelmed with trying the other places perhaps. But, i still have to try them myself! thanks for the reviews!

  • Annie says:

    I agree…why is Momofuku so disappointing?

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