Saturday, April 2, 2016

Butter in your ramen at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato If you've been to the super-popular Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, you may have noticed that for $1 you can get an "appetizer" of two pats of butter. According to my Japanese friend, this is to mix into your ramen for extra "richness". I'd never heard something so preposterous, and maybe it's an April Fool's joke on his part, but I was determined to try it. He recommended the Shoyu Ramen ($10.95) to go with it.

Shoyu ramen ($10.95) Soy sauce flavor.
  • Without the butter, this delicious ramen already has a slight fatty-ness to the broth. Didn't care much for the bamboo, but the broth is delicious, the noodles firm and with good texture.
  • With the butter, I can taste the butter slightly, but it didn't really add a lot of richness. Not worth the overpriced $1 for the little bit of butter when $4 will get you a whole block at any supermarket. Bring your own butter?
2016-Apr-1 - Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - $1 butter

2016-Apr-1 - Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - Shoyu Ramen

While waiting, they bring you the menu and even take your order while you are in line. If you are seated at the communal table, look underneath to find a shelf for your belongings--Which you really need to remember to take afterwards!

Not much of a wait tonight, possibly because all the ESL students were away at Sakura Illumination in Stanley Park.

2016-Apr-1 - Sakura Illumination

2016-Apr-1 - Sakura Illumination

2016-Apr-1 - Sakura Illumination

2016-Apr-1 - Sakura Illumination

2016-Apr-1 - Sakura Illumination

2016-Apr-1 - Sakura Illumination

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