Featured Image: Tonkotsu Ramen @ Sansotei Ramen. Photo credit: Aaron.
So it has been brought to my attention that my ramen review needs updating. And with the insanely cold weather outside (-23 degrees celsius), it’s always nice to think about enjoying a hot bowl of soupy noodles.
Back in 2015, there were not too many choices for ramen in Ottawa. Actually, from what I can remember, there was no choice. There was only Ginza, so you can take it or leave it. Since then, Sansotei Ramen has opened up. It is part of a ramen chain which already has multiple locations in the Greater Toronto Area.
I’ve tried a few different types of broth here and I enjoyed them all equally. You get a choice between thick or thin noodles. I prefer the thick noodles to trap in all the flavours of the soup. As well, they have some pretty tasty gyudon (generously-flavoured, thinly-sliced beef over rice, which I have yet to find anywhere else in Ottawa). I’ll have to admit I have over-done it with ordering a gyudon, gyoza, and ramen, all in the same meal. Sometimes, I just can’t choose between all the tasty options!
If you’re craving some good ramen on a Sunday, you are out of luck. They’re closed. (I do, however, have some pretty legit ramen kit options to have on hand in cases of emergency. Let me know if you’re interested.) Otherwise, it is not a big place and they get pretty busy during peak lunch and dinner hours. Get here early, put on some gloves and a toque to keep warm and bring a friend to keep you company. The service is fast and the wait is well worth it!
For more information: http://www.sansotei.com/