Ra-ra-ramen time!

Frankly, I’ve never been a huge ramen-fan but wowza was I impressed by the great Kinton Ramen. This place is considered the grand ol’ daddy of ramen in T.O and I couldn’t agree any more. It was a cold winter (spring?) afternoon and the BF and I stopped by Kinton before catching the Raptors game (intense game against OKC!)

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I ordered the Shoyu ramen which consists of soy sauce, kinton pork, beansprout, scallion, nori seaweed, and a seasoned egg. Customers can choose ‘light, regular, or rich’ for their soup base and ‘belly or shoulder’ for their pork. I chose regular and belly (all about that fatty goodness!)

The award-winning part of the dish was definitely the soup; I seriously couldn’t get enough of it. The noodles were delicious but a little bit on the stiff side for me. The soft pork belly was a great addition to the meal as it melted in my mouth. I took a bite into the boiled egg and to my surprise, the yolk started oozing out. I had to take a second or two to appreciate this masterpiece of an egg. The portion is a perfect size for anyone who is hungry and ready to chow down.

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He ordered Spicy Garlic ramen consisting of chili pepper, kinton pork, beansprout, scallion, and one big scoop of freshly grated garlic. The garlic was a bit overpowering but you can always take away half of huge glob.

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We also ordered the Hot Karaage (spicy fried chicken) and it was cooked perfectly with a nice and spicy coating on the outside and tender chicken mean on the inside. I was in meat heaven.

Kinton failed to disappoint and I walked out of the restaurant with one happy stomach!

Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10 (izakaya-like; lively, noisy, entertaining)

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