After a somewhat disappointing ramen experience at Ramen Koika, I was in the mood for some better ramen to restore my faith in the Vancouver ramen scene. Taishoken (sparse Twitter account here) opened in late May this year and I finally got to try their ramen — tsukemen, to be exact. I loved it.
Ramen Koika is the latest entrant in the Vancouver ramen sweepstakes. They had their soft-opening in late June featuring all ramen bowls for $6 but now they’re on their regularly-priced menu. Not much web presence except for a Facebook page. Apparently people behind Ramen Koika are the same people behind the Korean-owned 3-location mini-chain Sushi Bella.
I first heard about the Twice on Sundays ramen pop-up through Vancouver is Awesome via a drinking buddy. Then I heard about it again through another beer geek and then I thought I gotta check it out! Continue reading My Secret Ramen: Twice on Sundays Ramen Pop-Up
Another yearly trip to Calgary for some in-law visiting and good food eatin’. Some good, some bad, some disappointing, some surprising. Read on! Continue reading Hot Ramen Facials & More in Calgary – June 2014
I’ve been to Marutama Ramen a few times since they first opened in May 2013. It’s a nice change from all the pork-based tonkotsu ramen in town. Continue reading Still Nuts About Nut Ramen: Marutama Ramen
Hawkers Market is a once-a-month food/beer/music event. It’s like a craft fair except with food. Plus loud music and booze. I love everything Hawkers Market stands for. Continue reading Ramen Burger Craze at Hawkers Market