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