Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ramen Raijin

Ramen Raijin (@ramenRAIJIN), another Vancouver ramen emporiums Kintaro and Motomachi recently open following Santouka (see my post here) which is another Vancouver favorite.

Named after the god of thunder, Ramen Raijin occupies a much larger space compare to the other ramen joints in Toronto.

Gyoza $2.50

 They offer both tonkotsu (pork bone) broth as well as in the rarer toridashi (clear chicken) broth in shoyu (soy sauce), shio (salt) or miso flavours

 Noukou Tonkotsu Shio Ramen $9.50
~ Pork Shoulder, Green Onion, Canola Flower, Black Fungus, Cabbage, 1/2 seasoned soft-boiled egg & Housemade Black Oil
Toku-Mori +$3.00
~ extra Pork Shoulder, Pork Belly, Nori Seaweed, Seasoned Bamboo Shoots
No steam coming up from the bowl when it arrived which is a terrible sign, major points are taken off when soup is not pipping hot. Then I thought there was something odd tasting but not sure what it is and since I'm not sure what black oil is, I am assuming it was that.

 Bamboo Charcoal Dark Miso Ramen $11.00
~ Pork Shoulder, Green Onion, Bean Sprouts, Canola Flower & seasoned soft-boiled egg
+ $1.50 for Seasoned Bamboo Shoots
 This is their signature ramen, it is believe that bamboo charcoal absorb toxins from the body when it goes through the digestive system. Not sure how this was suppose to taste but it was on the sweeter side and lukewarm once again.

Verdict :
While it wasn't bad, it wasn't memorable and nothing memorable/stood out to us
plus the lukewarm temperature that it's been serve doesn't help either
I don't think I'll come back anytime soon (>_<)
Ramen Raijin on Urbanspoon


  1. Wow, I'm surprised. I think I'm still going to try it though since no line up :P

  2. Been several times and never had anything but hot Ramen. Did you mention anything to your server or give them any chance to make good on your order?