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Toronto ramen

ascendance | Dec 24, 201406:46 AM

I'm walking through the frozen section of the PAT at christie and Bloor, and I see these tiny, unassuming packets labelled "Toronto Ramen." They are packaged as simply as possible, with printed, hand cut labels and cellophane. They come in packets of 2, with a soup mix for about $3. I pick one up. Then I see a package without soup mix for less than $2. I put the first package back. I've thrown away more ramen and udon soup packets than I remember.

I tried it this morning. Nice "bounce"/and crunch. Minimal 'gansui' flavor, though I rinced it under the tap before putting it I'm soup.

This folks, is the real deal. Well worth snagging for your home experiments in Tonkotsu broth. Or for you vegetarians who have been cheated by the availability of veg ramen. I put mine in instant miso soup (this pretty decent dry ingredient + diluted miso stuff), since I didn't have high expectations and wanted a quick breakfast.

I have no idea who is making this, but whoever it is is likely supplying one of the ramen restaurants in the city, or is one of the ramen restaurants. I challenge Chowhounders with a better feel for these things to figure it out.

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