91 Dundas Street East
There always seems to be a lineup outside Santouka but when I first noticed it, it was in the middle of the winter (around last year) and I didn’t feel like freezing my butt off so I wanted to wait until it was warmer. But it slipped my mind and before I knew it, time flew by. But as luck would have it, some friends wanted to grab a bite to eat on a semi-cold night so I suggested ramen! Approved!
I loved how their Santouka Hand-Made Gyoza was fried to a crisp on the outside. The meat inside was pretty tender as well. I have these often at home so I don’t like to order them when I’m out but this is better than most restaurants I’ve been to so definitely give it a taste!
Their Shoyu Ramen is their pork broth seasoned with soy sauce. If you aren’t looking for anything too fancy and just want some plain old ramen, this one or the Miso Ramen are the best choices.
I wanted something with more substance so I went with the Shio Ramen which is a mild and creamy soup seasoned with salt. If you look closely, you can see that the broth is milky white and I love it. I suggest you ask for it to be less salty because the pork broth is delicious and you’ll want to drink all of it! But even with less salt, it’s still too salty.
As most of you know, I can’t handle spicy and the Kara Miso Ramen looks scorching hot! It’s apparently tolerable though, if you take little breaks in-between.
I love a hot bowl of homemade ramen any day and I’ll definitely be back. Everything was great, I just wish their broth had less salt. Hopefully, someone is reading this and takes note?