Wednesday, August 27, 2014

REVIEW | Touhenboku Ramen's new location at Yonge & Eglinton

It's not too long ago that Japanese Ramen became all the rave in Toronto's food scene and ramen specialty restaurants were popping up within the city. Last winter, we got a taste of Touhenboku Ramen on Queen St that differentiated themselves by offering chicken broth (read review). We had a great experience there with their various offerings and when the news came that a second location was opening at Yonge & Eglinton, I was more than excited to try it!

The second location features their regular ramen menu (including rice appetizers & dessert) but what makes this location special is that they also feature an Izakaya Menu for dinner.

For my visit at lunch on a weekday, I stuck to the regular menu:
Korokke ($5.50) - crispy potato & cream cakes rolled in panko

Gyoza ($5.50) - fried pork dumpling with dipping sauce

Kara-age Don ($4.50) - fried chicken pieces served on a bed of steaming hot rice with housemade sauce & scallions 

Spicy Ramen ($10.50) in sea salt base broth, pork belly & thin noodles - served with special chili oil along with seaweed, boiled egg, kikurage mushrooms and green onion

Millie Crepe ($5.50) - sweetened crepes layered with whipping cream topped with fruit glaze

The restaurant is about the same size as the Queen St. location that seats about 30-35 diners. It's great to have a Ramen place in the Yonge & Eglinton neighbourhood as most Japanese restaurants in the area focus on sushi.  For a hearty bowl of Ramen for lunch, head to Touhenboku with your co-workers!

Touhenboku Ramen on Urbanspoon

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