261 Queen Street West
Pricing: Cheap – Average
There was a lot of hype around Touhenboku so I was really excited to try it. It was a bit of a wait since the Queen Street location was a bit small but it’s more on the simplistic, modern side.
The Karaage Bowl wasn’t bad, with crispy pieces of chicken and a good amount of rice. It wasn’t a huge portion but it it did the job without leaving you stuffed. It wasn’t anything special though.
Their Pork Ramen with Sea Salt and Pork Belly was very oily upon first impression. You could see the oil bubbles at the top. Even at the end, I left my broth alone and there was a thick layer of oil that I scraped to the side. I’ve seen this with a lot of ramen but this one was THICK.
As for the taste, it wasn’t bad but I felt the noodles were lacking. They weren’t chewy and I don’t think it come together very well. Out of all the ramen houses I’ve been to, I’d have to say this one is my least favourite so far. It could be my preference though because another friend of mine went to the same restaurant and loved it.
Have any of you been? Let me know what your experience was.