Hello world of foodies. It is I the munchies of laziness. Over the summer I’ve been munching out with the hubby and friends. Hubby and I stumbled on this ramen place as we were dealing with something on St-Laurent street, in Mile-Ends. Actually, I wanted to have some ice cream at Kem Coba, but they were close so we headed to this place instead. I wanted ice cream after finishing our business, jeez I wouldn’t drive all the way over there just for ice cream………
It’s located on St-Laurent street, near St-Joseph street. It is also 2 mins away from Kem CoBa, right by the corner, but you might miss it because the sign is quite small. They often put out a sign on the street in the summer though. It’s a small place with approximately 10-12 places (more or less) by the kitchen and 3 tables. They can accommodated a big group of around 10 people. The sitting is model on Japanese’s ramen place. The kitchen will be almost at the center and they make a bar type of sitting area around it. The waiters don’t have to get out and just move around, from the other side of the counter to serve your food (see picture). I found this type of setting better as it will limit accident such as a waiter dropping a hot bowl on a customer because s/he decided to push the chair back to get out.
We went on their opening hour so there weren’t a lot of customer. We were seated right away and the food didn’t take long to come. I would say we spent a total of around 40 mins there. The second time we to the place the good service was still the same. So I’m pretty please with that consistency in their customer service. On the second time, we had a friend who can only eat vegetarian on that day so we ask the waitress for the vegetable ramen and she truthfully told us that the broth is made of pork which was a great information as my friend had to eat vegetarian for religious purpose. She then suggested to opt for the vegan ramen which was all vegetable from broth to noodles to side dishes.
For those of you who decided to eat vegetarian for religious or personal choice, please ask the waiter question about the broth, because for me, vegetarian means EVERYTHING was made out of vegetables even the broth!
The food was delicious! Their menu consist of a few ramen types (with vegetarian AND vegan option). They also have side dishes such as kaarage, wasabi octopus, edamame, etc. I ordered wasabi octopus as I’ve never try it before. It was delicious and spicy. They use real wasabi root and not the pasty overly green type found in every grocery store. Real wasabi are deadly people! 😖
My husband ordered the tonkatsu chashu and mine was the chicken one. Let me tell you that the meat was melting in the mouth. As any ramen lover, the broth need to be good, creamy, but not overly buttered, and the meat has to melt. They have reach that level for me. I’ve enjoyed every bite from that bowl. My husband on the other hand liked it, but still prefer the one in St-Denis area.
I love the place, they decorated lightly, makes the place feel very warm and cozy. That would be ideal for cold winter lunch/supper. The staffs were very good, explaining the menu, polite and friendly. The food was delicious and all that is consistent, regardless of if you come one time or two or three. If I didn’t live so far from there, I would have come at least once a week for a bowl of ramen.