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Old 09-14-2009, 10:12 PM   #26
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you are eatting the big macs of japan.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:21 PM   #27
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benkei hands down. go there all the time. been to all the other ramen places (g-men, kintaro, motomachi shokudo, benkei, ajisen). benkei has aggressive pricing, tasty broth, pretty soft meat that is not too fat, and decent chewy noodles).

benkei's miso is really good. their creamy tokotsu (shiro) is also very very good too.
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ramen, but then when i tried the creamy tonkatsu at benkei, it's alot better. now i only go to benkei with the occasional kintaro visit for the cheese ramen.
To avoid confusion, its actually called Tonkotsu ramen. It has no deep fried port cutlet in it. Rather it is a creamy white broth made through long boiling pork bones, fat, and cartilage.

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^ g-men is not good imo, too salty and small bowl

but the good thing was their onsen egg's and their negi cha-shu as a side dish
Onsen eggs? wtf are those lol. Eggs boiled in hot springs?
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^ apparently you know what onsen eggs are, thats what they call them at G-men
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while on the topic of noodles, is there any restaurant in vancouver that serves up authentic kishimen or tsukemen?
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while on the topic of noodles, is there any restaurant in vancouver that serves up authentic kishimen or tsukemen?
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:24 PM   #32
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I like kintaro... especially their fatty meat... but for a few times (like 2months ago), the main "noodle guy" was not there, the taste were suck!!! I almost gave up to go there, but now he's back, and it's a lot better now.
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went to kintaro today after not going for about 3-4 months and the taste went downhill. The broth was very bland.
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i guess i've ate at kintaro all the time, and i've tried those other ramen places and had bad experiences so i was kinda pissed i wasted a trip to downtown and wasted a ramen dinner slot at these places.

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LOL ajisen service is crap, woman who served my brother and I barely spoke english, and didn't speak canto either... so yeah, If they had gone for a cheaper more mcdick's style fast food style ramen, I would go more often.
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:22 PM   #35
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kintaro is pretty good, now past couple years when i ate there it was wayyy too salty so i stopped going for about 2-3 years. Gave a try early this year till now they improved IMO


gyoza kings absolutely blows balls, their ramen sucks, very very salty and blend. Went once never going back.


benkei which one is that???



is that the on near the end of robson across from safeway?
they do collect stamps as well as their white soup base ramen is really really good, with chicken.



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PHO > tw noodle >ramen
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It is just me or is the broth at kintaro is like drinking salty water?
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you can ask for hard noodle at benkei
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um my japanese friends told me there was this place that opened maybe just over a year ago? it's on broadway if i recall correctly ... and i think the chefs are from ramen places in japan ... i still have the business card but it's not on me right now

i guess ... i'll leave the info here when i get it ~ or maybe someone here already knows what i'm talking about
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It is just me or is the broth at kintaro is like drinking salty water?
it is

hence why the very first time my friend took me there about 8 years ago i thought he was on fucking crack or either he lost his taste buds, cuz they were salty as fuck.


This year they seem alrit, guess salt was free back than
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what about ajisen in richmond? i dont think its very traditional... but what do u expect for a japanese ramen noodle restaurant in a honger mall run by taiwanese with christian music playing on the overhead speakers...

their lamb was pretty good though.
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um my japanese friends told me there was this place that opened maybe just over a year ago? it's on broadway if i recall correctly ... and i think the chefs are from ramen places in japan ... i still have the business card but it's not on me right now

i guess ... i'll leave the info here when i get it ~ or maybe someone here already knows what i'm talking about
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^ I'm not sure if it's still good. I haven't gone recently, I used to go twice a week every week. I heard from a few friends that the quality has degraded. I guess I'll drop by sometime again to check it out. Ramen plus the Gyozas.
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Today I went to Kintaro and the noodles aren't as thick as they used to be! Apparently their noodle making machine broke down?
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Doesn't Kintaro hand make their noodles?
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They used to, but the machine broke so they buy the noodles now. Apparently, the machine costs $20,000 to fix/replace.
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No wonder it tasted a little different today. When will the machine be fix/replaced?
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I don't think it ever will...it broke about 10 years ago.
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you are right, kinatro used to be very very salty. When i go there, they ask teh same question, 'how do you like ur broth and noodle?" I answer: "just like how i like my women, rich and fat"

Maybe it's hte long line up, maybe it's the "super hot" small kitchen/ dining area, but definitely the open kitchen seeing them hard at work sitting there does make it tastier for me. It's very ghetto and it's not as flavorful but that feeling makes the feeling and possible tastes better?

it's like having regular fried noodles at Ecanteen / alleuia or Lido, but eating the same shit at night market just makes it better.
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ajisen is pretty good, always line up tho

their soup base is a lot more oily
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ajisen is pretty good, always line up tho

their soup base is a lot more oily
I went to Ajisen in Richmond this past weekend and was thoroughly disappointed. The location was empty at dinner time on a Saturday night. The miso ramen had some decent tasting and fatty bbq pork, but the broth was bland. The ramen noodles were very unusual, being straight and cylindrical like (much like spaghetti), quite different than the crinkled and angular cut ramen noodles I'm used tp. I also had their katsu curry, and while the curry sauce was much better than most I've had locally, the katsu cutlet was chewy and tough, and the rice was hard.

To be honest, I found Ajisen no where near as good as the Denman/Robson three, and I really only enjoy Benkei of the three.

Benkei Review update: I updated my original post in this thread since I have been to Benkei twice since writing it. Both times I have received fatty tender bbq pork instead of the tough pork I received on my first visit.
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tats weird, ajisen should have the standard ramen curly noodles!!!


hmmmm weird

maybe they ran out? i dunno
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Ajisen's always had the spaghetti-like noodles since they opened.
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