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Marutama Ramen Vancouver has a deep chicken soup that is rich and cloudy. You can taste the difference in the rich umami savory taste in Marutama Ramen’s broth. The complexity of the soup flavors are built with heat, bones and time. All their ramen noodles […]
Kintaro Ramen Vancouver Downtown 金太郞 has long line ups. It is absurd, but I seriously do not understand what the hype is about here at Kintaro Ramen. Kintaro is dirty, the decor is dated and old, and they could seriously use some new utensils. Especially the wooden spoons!. I bet some will disagree and I will end up with hate mail again. Aesthetics aside, service here at Kintaro is not superb. We asked to change seats when no one was waiting and the waitress told us our ramen is on the way and it is their standards not to allow customers to change seats. She was not very friendly about it. We were initially seated in front of the boiling pots and beneath heavy air ducts. Sorry that is not my ideal dining spot. It is hot and my vent is giving me a headache. I digress.
Kintaro allows you to customize your ramen order by choosing a rich, medium or light broth. Your choice of fat, lean or half/half chashu bbq pork. Seems pretty good. Easy enough!
BBQ Pork Ramen – medium broth, half lean / half fatty pork and added ajitama egg. The broth was not outstandingly delicious. Ramen noodles were al dente – slightly chewy and bouncy. My pork was dry, rough and where is my fatty pork? The egg? As you can see it is a regular hard boiled egg that I can make in 12 mins over high heat on my stove top at home. This is their ‘style’, I was told. The ajitama egg at Kintaro is, well not a perfectly cooked egg with a golden yellow gooey center. Pisser.
Cold Ramen with some seaweed, bean sprouts and garnishes. A light soy ponzu vinaigrette. Nothing special. I would prefer Motomachi Shokudo next door. As as for the overall ramen experience? There are plenty of really good Japanese ramen restaurants in Vancouver. Kintaro Ramen is hardly the best ramen in Vancouver. I suggest you head over to Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Ramen Sanpachi, Marutama Ramen. On their worst days, the aforementioned ramen restaurants may be even knocked it out of the park. Needless to say, I won’t be coming back to Kintaro for an overpriced, mediocre bowl of ramen noodles.
Kintaro Ramen Vancouver 金太郞
Cuisine: Japanese, Ramen, Noodles
Tue 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
788 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L5
Nothing hits the spot more than a hot bowl of soupy substance when it rains here in Vancouver. We just said goodbye to October and November hits us with cooler, wetter temperatures. Of course, being a Vancourite we must have a thing or two […]
Yah Yah Ya Ramen Richmond リッチモンドでラーメン屋 家家家 opened awhile back but I never knew it existed until this past week. My colleagues suggested we try this place. Yah Yah Ya Ramen is located where Richmond Sushi used to be in Union Square next to Supermarket 2000, Top Chiu Chow Cuisine, Coco Hut and Pho Queen is located. I wanted to find somewhere in Richmond with consistency and good broth to fulfill those ramen cravings.
The space inside Yah Yah Ya Ramen is quite cute and welcoming. There are little fences in the middle of the restaurants to divide the spaces.
Yah Yah Ya Ramen is said to be the first authentic Yokohama Iekei Ramen in Richmond. Their menu includes shoyu, shio and miso ramen. You get to choose hard, normal or soft noodles. Thick, normal or light broth and of course fatty, lean char siu. The Iekei broth includes thick pork tonkotsu based soup with chicken.
Spicy Miso Ramen 10.75 regular | 12.25 large: served with 2 pieces of chashu, bean sprouts, seaweed and flavored egg. The broth was geared towards the sour side and some kick. But I didn’t particularly enjoyed their spicy broth. It was like a heavy tabasco sauce soup. The egg was near hard boiled. I do like the lean chashu that was quite tender.
Black Tonkotsu Ramen 11 regular | 12.50 large: Bamboo shoots, toasted seaweed, marinated egg and 2 pieces of chashu. Again, not impressed with the “ajitama” egg and how well done it was. The broth was very similar to their shoyo except from the few droplets of mayu (black garlic oil) on top.
Shyou Ramen 9.75 regular | 11.25: This shoyu ramen is much like the black tonkotsu ramen minus the mayu black garlic oil and bamboo shoots.
Gyoza: light pan fried but very dry and below average. The skin is too thick and firm.
The service was friendly and prompt at Yah Yah Ya Ramen. This makes for a great lunch spot where you can be in and out within 30 mins. The broth however wasn’t anything special. It didn’t have the umami complexities that you leave your lips smacking!
Yah Yah Ya Ramen Richmond リッチモンドでラーメン屋 家家家
Cuisine: Japanese, Ramen, Noodle Bar
Tue 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
8388 Capstan Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4B6
大勝軒 Taishoken Ramen Vancouver Chinatown features tsukemen ramen that was featured on Season 1 of Mind of a Chef by David Chang. Taishoken Ramen by Stadium Chinatown Skytrain Station is a branch of the infamous ramen in Japan. I don’t normally like to park and walk in the area myself during night time. Although right next to Rogers Arena, it is rather sketched. My best friend and I came here after a pampering event at Beauty Mark in Yaletown.
Special Tsukemen Spicy: Dipping ramen is available in regular and spicy. We optioned for the spicy version with pork shoulders. You can choose from the fattier pork belly or the leaner pork shoulder. Served with nori seaweed and ajitame onsen egg. The egg is soft boiled and has a nice runny yolk. The noodles were chewy after being boiled and then rinsed. It is thicker and has a firm texture. The noodles are served chilled with ramen broth on the side. The broth although rich was luke warm. The broth was halfway between coagulating from pork fat. I think to better this Tsukemen Ramen, the broth need to pick a side: either piping hot or chilled cold. Lukewarm just doesn’t satisfy. It’s like how passionate would you be if you only served God lukewarm?
Shoyu Tonkatsu Ramen: Broth choices of shoyu, shio and miso ramen. I ordered a shoyu ramen. The broth again was rich with a flavorful shoyu concentration. The Japanese noodles were again al dente – firm and chewy.
I still preferred the ramen umami broth from Marutama Ramen better.
Taishoken Ramen Vancouver 大勝軒
Cuisine: Japanese, Ramen, Noodle Shop
Mon 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
515 Abbott St Vancouver BC V6B 2L2
Makoto Ramenya Coquitlam Japanese Restaurant recently Korean opened in the Coquitlam Town Centre area. Having pass by this every morning, I was thrilled to try it. It is one for the first ramen noodle restaurant in Coquitlam (aside from Takano Japanese Noodle Cafe on Westwood). […]
Gyoza Bar Ramen Vancouver is brought to you by makers of both Miku Restaurant and Minami Restaurant. This gyoza and ramen focused restaurant is located in an old heritage building on 622 W Pender Street. Exposed bricks, rustic wood panels and soft light creates a […]
We were greeted one evening by a bitter cold winter evening in Vancouver. The nearby restaurants were packed and have no tables available. It were grateful for a hot bowl of pho at Joyeaux Cafe Vancouver on Howe Street. The service here is prompt and pretty friendly. I used to come here for lunch when I worked waterfront. It was always a treat. Vancouver downtown offers an abundance of ramen restaurants, but not many pho places.
Spicy Beef Noodles Bun bo Hue: I usually like to change my noodles to pho noodles. That’st just how I prefer it. The spiciness, tart and salty lemongrass was delicious. Even for me, I didn’t need to add extra chili oil. It was spicy on its own.
Lemongrass chicken with fried egg broken rice: The chicken was brine with flavorful lemongrass and spices. Served with pickled vegetables, some shredded pork. If you are tired of the same lemongrass chicken or pork, do give the lemongrass fish at Joyeaux Cafe a try. Not many places has this. It is lightly breaded, dusted with spices then deep fried.
Joyeaux Cafe Vancouver
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Pho
Mon-Fri: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Sat-Sun: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Holidays: 8:00am – 8:00pm
551 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2C2
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Friends and fans for Guu Kobachi will rejoice over their Denman location also. This small izakaya joint amongst the street filled with ramen – Motomachi, Kintaro, etc. Inside are small wooden tables and a bar area with a projection screen. We arrived one Monday […]
Yuu Japanese Tapas Richmond is a small restaurant that offers a lot of variety of contemporary Japanese cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. Their menu offers wide selection of delicious appetizers, mini hotpots, okonomiyaki, donburi and signature Richmond ramen. For those that have a sweet tooth, […]