Santouka Ramen – Toronto

I love when Spring comes around. To me, that means family day Sunday. As a bonus, because of the beautiful weather we’ve been having, we got to go downtown! I can’t remember the last time we went as a family. But I sure had a productive and good day!

For lunch, we stopped by my mom’s favourite restaurant (I’m pretty sure she 100% likes this place) – Santouka. I must admit, the ramen is quite the noodle.

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We all ordered different ramen bowls, I can’t remember what I last last time I was here.

Dad had Miso Ramen – blend of akamiso (red miso) with the tonkotsu broth.

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I opted for something spicy – Spicy Miso Ramen (three kinds of chili peppers with miso). Oddly, there was a kick of spice, but not over powering the rest of the dish.

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Mom had Shio Ramen. Apparently this is the speciality ramen because of the white tonkotsu broth.

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Dennis ordered the Tokusen Toroniku Ramen – restaurant’s original dish. The ramen comes with a side of pork cheeks.

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We all found the broth and noodles a bit too salty for our taste. You might want to ask the waiter/ waitress to have a light hand when making your order.
This tiny restaurant fits about 30 people (on average). You can sit at a table or at the bar. Every time I’ve been here, it’s packed with a long line up. But we were lucky today. We arrived just in time as we got the last empty table. After minutes of sitting, people began filing for the line.

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Check out my first post about Santouka here. Visit Santouka website here.
Photos are via  iPhone 6.

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