Sanpoutei Ramen Richmond recently opened on #160 – 4328 No 3 Road. It is located within a tiny strip mall between Parker Place and Aberdeen Centre that is only accessible from No 3 Road. There seems to be no peak to this ramen craze here in Vancouver. Earlier in Hapa Ramen, The Ramenman had also opened. I think I should compile a list for the Best Ramen in Vancouver like the one I have for Seattle.
Line ups at Sanpoutei Ramen is crazy long and averages 1-2 hours unless you make a reservation. Arrive before noon. Majority of Richmond citizens are not awake yet / has late lunches.
Sanpoutei Ramen comes from a long legacy Niigata prefecture, Japan since 1967. It praises itself of housemade ramen noodles. But does it live up to all the hype? The price for each bowl ranges $13 to $20 is quite expensive.
Rich TORI x SPICY-MISO Ramen with flavored soft-boiled Egg 18: This broth is rich, creamy and has quite spicy. The ajitama egg was on point: soft and yolky. I enjoyed the aburi chashu. It is soft, tender and has a good mix of fat and lean meat. The noodles on the other hand was disappointment. It was overcooked and soggy.
The special full topping hearty 5 slices of tenderly stewed aburi chashu, flavored soft-boiled egg and vegetables $20.80.
NIIGATA SHOYU Ramen with flavored soft-boiled Egg 15: A cleaner version of the classic Shoyu Ramen. It is made from flavorful seafood imported from Japan. This ramen comes with soft-boiled egg, aburi chashu, dried seaweed and bamboo shoot. Option for the full special experience for 17.80.
Tori Miso Ramen 12.50: A creamy broth with two slices of aburi chashu, ajitama soft boiled egg, veggies and minced chicken. I quite liked the warm umami of the broth but was not a big fan of minced chicken meat. It seems to get lost in the soup itself.
Can’t say I am a fan and probably will not be rushing back for second servings. The ramen noodles overcooked and simply does not live up to the hype. Good luck finding parking and waiting in line. I must say I am still quite loyal to Ramen Danbo on West 4th / Burrard and Marutama Ramen in Downtown Vancouver.
You? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!
Cuisine: Japanese, Ramen Noodles
Wed 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
4328 No 3 Rd #160, Richmond, BC V6X