At Ramen Gojiro, Pascal and I had this dilemma of ordering the Godzilla-sized ramen noodle soup they are famous for, or not spending the extra $3.50 to overeat at lunch.
And we eventually decided to just get the regular size.
Apparently the giant-portioned option is not the only thing that differentiates them from other ramen places, they also politely ask you if you want a bib. Really? A bib? Pascal actually said yes for the bib because he found it hilarious. But it was just a piece of flimsy plastic table cloth, and it hardly helped him look graceful during the meal. So I wonder what else we should do to make it more fun… Making some extreme loud slurping sounds? I find the idea a little too bizarre. Actually I saw neither godzilla-sized ramen bowls around me, nor anyone admitting being a messy eater by asking for a bib except my buddy Pascal.
So The Ramen…
I had the Basic Chasiu Raman ($9.95). The ramen noodles reminded me of spaghetti noodles, some very al dente ones. The broth had a deep colour and had very little grease in it, looking like a beef broth for Vietnamese pho. And to make it more pho-like, there were a lot of bean sprouts, and I mean, a lot! The 2 large slices of Chasiu looked like uncooked bacon, although they tasted much better than they looked, topped with blanched cabbage for a little of some can you buy xanax over the counter in canada lovely green colour, and a small scoop of minced garlic oil for a bit of a kick. This is definitely a very different bowl of Ramen noodle soup. But as a texture person, I actually enjoyed the the crunchy bean sprouts and the chewy noodles. Pascal had the Spicy Chasiu Ramen ($10.25), but it was practically the same as mine with s0me added chilly powder.
The Chicken Karaage ($5.35) was delicious. They definitely nail the flavours and the breading, and fry the chicken well here. You can replace the Chasiu with Chicken Karaage as well. They also serve Gyoza, and Japanese Fried Rice as size dishes. But the idea of serving rice as a side dish to a Ramen noodle soup is just a little too much for me.
I guess at the end of the day, if you can get over this weird spaghetti pho ramen hybrid thing, it is not all too bad. But if you’re already a loyalist to any of those popular ramen places on/near Denman street, you probably won’t like it too much here. I think I would like too come back to accept the Godzilla-size noodle soup challege, only when I’m super hungry though.
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