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Friday, December 24, 2010

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka 山頭火

1690 Robson St
Vancouver, BC V6G 1C7
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Service: Interior Atmosphere: Pricing:

After hearing all the good things about this new ramen restaurant, I finally gave it a try. As expected, the place was packed at around 8pm on a cold rainy weekend, I guess that's the perfect time to have noodle soup! Their soup bases feature tonkotsu (pork bone) so its creamy, light colored and nutritious. Overall, the ramen here is tasty (a bit too oily for me) but I wouldn't purposely come all the way out just to have this ramen though..

Miso Ramen ~ $8
The flavour of the miso ramen (compared to the shio ramen) is too salty. First spoon might be okay, but after eating the rest of the noodles it's way too salty – ironically 'shio' which means salt wasn't as salty by far. It's got a strong miso flavour so it differs from the miso ramen from Kintaro.

Shio Ramen & gyoza ~$9
I'd have to say this was a solid bowl of ramen, the pork (chasiu) was very tasty and had an appropriate amount of fat attached to it. The noodles are a bit stringy compared to what I'm used to. Unfortunately, the soup has a distinctive layer of oil on it which makes me not want to drink the soup.

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eeScorpius said...

I like their spicy ramen!

karenkun said...

I'm personally not a spicy eater, but my twin sister is so perhaps next time I go I'll bring her to taste the spicy ramen :) My personal favourite flavours are shio and tonkotsu :D

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