Ramen Plaza

Hello everyone and welcome back to another post on ramen 😀 You might have noticed that we, Machiabellians, love ramen. So it is a tiny mission of our to gather and try out new ramen place. This time is me, alone, with my slave, who went to try this one out because we couldn’t find a day when all of us can be together. I have to sacrifice myself and go try it out before I can send the rest of them to eat there. How brave of me 😆

Let’s start the adventure!

(c) Hoang-Khai T. @ yelp.ca

The place

It is located on St-Hubert, right in the plaza, corner Beaubien Street. The sign is pretty small so you have to look up to see it. I remembered walking pass it a couple of time before realizing it was there. It’s a rather small place, with a couple of tables for groups and table on the wall for singles. The decorations are on the more hipster style, with black walls and plants on the side. Very minimalist.

The service

(c) Hoang-Khai T. @ yelp.ca

To be honest, the service was rather slow and the waitress doesn’t look like she knows her stuff. I usually don’t bash the people serving us unless they do a very terrible job, but this one simply didn’t do it for us. I shouldn’t critic other for their physic, but this waitress she has a face that is sooo not welcoming and she doesn’t even smile. As for the menu and questions regarding it, her answers are so vague, I could have pulled it off better than her if we exchange places. It took more than 30 minutes before we receive our orders and everything came at the same time (you know when you ordered an appetizer, you expect to have it first).

The food

I ordered a Spicy miso ramen and le Mr Slave ordered a Tonkatsu ramen with extra spicy miso (+2$ I think) which was 14$/each and a Karaage (fried chicken) as appetizer. Spicy miso ramen was spicy, but not as spicy as I wanted, compared to other places this would be on the mild side. Tonkatsu has a rich flavor, it was good, but overall both broths were very salty. I know traditionally ramen is salty, and I had miso, so to be expected, but if you compared this place to Misoya or other ramen places that we have rated, this one would be on the top for saltness. I had to drink half a bottle of water. Also the broth was warm, not hot, a minus for me. I must say that the assorted mixture of condiments that I had in my bowl was proportionate: corn, seaweed, mushroom, other things that I can’t yet identified 😆 As for the meat, it wasn’t tender enough. Compare to the ramen we went on Rachel (to be review), the meat didn’t melt, it was just fat and meaty.

Overall

It was a nice experience and a good quick meal, but I wouldn’t go all the way over there for a craving. From all the ramen place that I went to, this place would be at the bottom of the list regarding the flavor and the ambient. For the price, it is the same as the other places, around 13-14$/bowl and the menu is quite simple with only 4-5 types of different ramen along with the special of the season/week/month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramen Plaza
6553 St Hubert St, Montreal, QC H2S 2M5
(438) 387-1779

Kagayaki Restaurant

What is your favorite food to eat when it’s cold? For me, I love hotpot, be it -20C or 20C outside, I will always love my hotpot. For those who don’t know what hotpot is, hotpot is a combination of different types of meat and vegetable which you dip in a boiling soup. Usually eating with 2 persons and more. It’s a meal to be share among friends and family and it also provide a good opportunity for bonding, because you need to dig in to fish your favorite meat/vegetable before it gets eaten by other people. Hotpot is usually eaten at home, but there are restaurant who specialize in hotpot. There is also a variety of hotpot: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, etc. Their differences are in the soup, I guess, but this post is not to explain the differences.

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Mon Ami

116Hello people of the world.
When was the last time I posted something here? I don’t really remember hehe.
The title is not about friend (mon ami, french word), it is about a Korean restaurant that has bloomed like wildflowers since a year (or so?).

We went for a munch after many months of not meeting, my cousin knows her downtown so she suggested to go to this place as it was a good place.

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Kinton Ramen [Ponyta]

December 28th, 2016 

Hey there, all!
If you tell me something like: “You sure have been eating out in December 2016!” I’d nod and agree with you dramatically. I sure have indeed, my poor, poor wallet…

At any rate, it was very nice to come to this restaurant today, and I hope that if you go, you’ll feel as satisfied as I have! I’m pretty sure that you’ve read Bayleef‘s rendition of what has happened (or if you haven’t, feel free to check out her blog post!), and here is mine:

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L’Oeufrier [Ponyta]

December 26th, 2016

Hey there everybody,
So how’s it going? I really hope that the year 2017 is treating us all well! It’s been a big while since I haven’t written anything here, although I’ve been encouraging Munchlax and Bayleef and Charmander to write something here from time to time.

Let me set the example by scheduling something now, haha!

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Zen Asia Restaurant [Ponyta]

December 27th, 2016

Hey there, all!
I hope you’re doing well? So, funny thing happened yesterday. I was writing my review for L’Oeufrier and then I realized that I hadn’t at all written a review about another restaurant I’d been to in the same month: Zen Asia Restaurant. So this will have to be it!

Disclaimer: My readers will know that I’ve a horrible memory so I guess I won’t be able to tell you all that I remember about my experience there, so I’m very sorry in advance.

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Coq o Coq [Ponyta]

September 1rst, 2016 

Hello there, my readers [whoever you are, you are very appreciated on this blog, thank you for being here],
How are you all doing? Here I am again, surprising? I find so myself, because it hasn’t even been a few weeks since I’ve been to Centrale Bergham Taschereau – or it has been, but I have no life so I consider it as not a long time ago. It’s been exactly a month since that one’s review, so I guess it should be convenient that I schedule this for October, then [would this mean, then, that I should go eat out at another restaurant, so that I can review for November? And so on, and so forth, until I find myself with no more money to spare and no more friends to hang out with because they all discover I’m weird? Ooops, I let the anxiety slip, sorry]? Are y’all ready for Halloween? I’m not, but I’ve got a funny story about this, I’ll tell y’all about that in the context, haha.

Let’s move on to the review:

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