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grandgourmand | Sep 21, 2012 10:14 AM

Just went there for lunch today and it's definitely the best ramen I've had in Toronto.Figure the place needs it own post since it was lumped into the Santouka post.

We ordered the fried chicken, the gyoza and two bowls of ramen. The fried chicken was the weakest component. Pieces were kind of small and I think a bit skimpy for $4.50. Flavour was a bit on the bland side, but at least it was crispy and the meat was juicy. The gyoza were flavourful and well textured. Don't really know what I can add to the description. I had the tonkotsu ramen. 1) the broth wasn't overly salty, which is what you get at some places; 2) I got a good dose of pork flavour, not knock me over the head, but definitely present and more substantial than what you get from other places such as kenzo and kinton; 3) the noodles were nice and springy and maintained decent texture until the end; 4) the egg was perfectly cooked, with a nice runny yolk; 5) the pork belly had good texture and was thick enough to be substantial, though could have been a bit more seasoned; and...well that's it really. Solid soup.

Went there at about 11:45 and by noon there was a decent-sized lineup. Total for all the food and four beers, including 15% tip, was $66.

Feel free to disagree. In any case, if this is the direction Toronto Ramen is going (and for the record, I wasn't that crazy about Kinton) then I'm a happy dude.

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