Hakata-style Ramen 🍜
After going to the wrong restaurant, we finally got to try @hakataikkousha (they’re literally a few doors down and both start with “Hakata” 😅). This style of ramen offers a rich, clear broth with springy thin noodles. As with most ramen shops, the inside is quite small. We got a seat against the wall and were presented with an ordering sheet. Choose your soup base, noodle texture, toppings, etc - whatever you want, just customize it. If you’ve been to Ichiran before, you know the deal.
The ramen: I ordered the Signature Tonkotsu ($14) with a flavoured egg (+$2). I liked how flavourful the broth was but it wasn’t too heavy. The noodles were good too but not the most amazing that I’ve had. I also liked how tender the chashu was. Unfortunately, the “flavoured” egg was quite bland...I was expecting it to be marinated in soy sauce.
The side: we ordered the karaage and loved it! Marinated in a house-blend spice, the chicken was already good on its own. It’s served with seasoning salt and is a must-have pairing for this...because you can never have too much sodium intake 😅
All-in-all, we were quite satisfied with the ramen. It’s different from what we’re used to and while it’s not the best ramen in Toronto, it’s up there in the top 3 (at least in my book).
249 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z4