I’m sure you have probably read me rave about Kintaro Ramen (you know, the ladies love the cheese ramen) but there’s recently been a new kid on the block who has been stealing all the attention (and line-ups down the street) for ramen lovers.
Literally, Santouka ramen is a few blocks away from Kintaro Ramen and a lot of people are already hooked, saying that this place has more flavour than kentaro ramen in their broth and in their pork slices. Mind you, I liked to the shop from Japan, so that’s not really a few blocks away, more like a few oceans away.
I recently had a chance to try this place out and see what all the fuss is about. The first time I had it, it was absolutely delicious and mouth watering. The flavours were absolutely perfect. It might have had to do with the fact that I went to this joint after snowboarding and I was probably dehydrated and my electrolytes were probably out of balance, hence the craving for sodium. The second time I went to this place, it wasn’t as good as the first time (now I sound like I’m talking about doing drugs- you can never chase the first high, right haha) for some reason. It still tasted really good but the broth didn’t taste as good as it did.
Nevertheless, it is still delicious. I agree that they have probably the best pork slices in their ramen in town. The other places just don’t compare. For some reason, the pork usually tastes somewhat “stale” at the other places, but at Santouka, the pork is very fatty and tastes really fresh. Yes, fatty pork tastes good. So sue me. Continue Reading →