Instant Noodles Can’t Compare to Ramen Raijin

A couple of months ago, on a whim, we and a friend went to Ramen Raijin in downtown Toronto. It was last minute as we had finished a day at the farm and wanted something warm to eat. Our friend suggested a place not too far from his house and it was Ramen Raijin.

At the time of our visit, Ramen Raijin dining in was an option as long as the restaurant followed social distancing protocols. Our temperatures were taken at the door as well as our contact information in case anything came about – so far nothing has come up – then we were seated at our table which was more than two metres away from the next table.

After a couple of minutes perusing the menu, we each decided on what we wanted to order. We first started off with Gyoza (pictured below). Gyoza is a great way to start of your meal, they’re small and quite satisfying.

Gyoza (above) and Chicken Mayo bowl (below)

Jeneni ordered the Chicken Mayo bowl (pictured above), which is made of rice, chicken, nori seaweed, mayonnaise and Teriyaki sauce. She said she enjoyed it so much, which was believable because she couldn’t stop raving about it!

I ordered the Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen (pictured below). I ordered this particular dish because I love spicy food, especially spicy ramen. I opted to add an egg to my ramen this time. The ramen is made of spicy pork broth ramen, pork should cha-shu, corn, cabbage, bean sprouts, minced chicken and green onions. I enjoyed the dish, but I wish it could have been a little bit spicier. I didn’t break a sweat with this dish.

Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen

Our friend ordered the Gyokai Tonkostu Shoyu Ramen (pictured below) which is a seafood flavoured pork broth ramen, with pork shoulder cha-shu, bamboo shoots, nori seaweed, bean sprouts and green onions. Our friend said he enjoyed his dish, which we believe because he demolished his dish.

Gyokai Tonkostu Shoyu Ramen

Ramen Raijin specializes in Tonkotsu soup which is a mild pork based soup that is cooked in a pressure cooker at a high temperature. They also specialize in clear Torigara soup which is a chicken based soup that is simmered.

Have you had ramen recently? If so, what’s your favourite ramen spot in the GTA?

You can find Raijin Ramen at 24 Wellesley Street West in Toronto.

Picture credit: Just Hangry Girls

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