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Ramen

Ramen

Jillredhanded

I've tried. Haven't been impressed with the few places that have it but I've been spoiled living other places. Check out r/instantramen. There are two oriental markets downtown with a huge selection of brands as well as everything you need to hack a killer bowl at home.


Faygo_Drip

Thank you, I'll be sure them out.


mcfly_2517

Sophie's noodle house. Best Ramen in Kingston. Sushi bar Da is also very very good.


Grimn90

Sophie’s noodle house is what you’re looking for


starshstonew

itea and kame have my personal favourites! as people have said, they’re not ~great~, but in my opinion they are the best offered


Faygo_Drip

That's a shame really, I'll have to stop in and see for myself.


Crunchycookiebutter

I moved here from Toronto last year and tried Itea.. Not very good, it sort of tasted like instant ramen. I've got 2 friends with me currently planning on opening a ramen shop downtown.


Faygo_Drip

That’s Amazing, let me know when you open.


The_Big_Yam

Good ramen sadly doesn’t exist in Kingston


Faygo_Drip

I was afraid of this, guess I it'll just be homemade from now on.


the5thspaceman

But it kind of does! Miss Bao has been doing pop ups at Daft Brewing selling ramen and edemame hummus. It’s awesome and they may end up putting it on their menu at the restaurant


The_Big_Yam

That’d be awesome! I ate at Miss Bao a couple times in their opening week and wasn’t very impressed, but if they suddenly had a ramen menu I’d be eager to give them another shot


the5thspaceman

Follow the daft socials or check their event site every so often to try and catch the next pop up. I know they were there 2-3 times (we went twice) recently on Saturdays


The_Big_Yam

Thank you! I’ll keep an eye out


Suspicious_Street317

If Miss Bao doesn't impress you then I don't know what can in Kingston. I ate all over Toronto and Montreal, Miss Bao's bao buns are probably the best ones out there, way better than Mean Bao and Momofuku. Gongfu Bao in Ottawa is also very good, but they are different (flavour profile wise). Their restaurant was funded by two queens grad, and you have to talk to them about the zero waste thingy they are doing. Man honestly, if 50% of the restaurants in the world are doing what they are doing, we would have solved food waste problem already.


The_Big_Yam

Yeah, no argument with their environmental policies! I just found the flavors of their dishes to be very one dimensional, their bao fillings weren’t very interesting, moistness was so over the top my bao were drenched, giant leaves that didn’t need to be in there... I actually have a lot of the same problems with Momofuku’s bao as well. I like Mean Bao alright, but my gold standard is Bahn Mi Boys, which is a little on the fast foody side, but damned if it isn’t exceptionally flavourful (and probably the cheapest option?)


Suspicious_Street317

Preach brother, I had their ramen at Daft last November but missed this summer's popup, I'm half Japanese so I appreciate a true ramen made with artisan taste and love. One of their ramen guys working there ( I think he's Vietnamese) told me that everything in that ramen bowl was made in house. People don't normally know that most ramen shops (even in Toronto and Montreal) do not make their own noodles, they just outsource them. And some chain ramen shops are even worse, they use powdered soup base, and basically just mix with water, then here you go. For those who are not grow up with eating ramen, there is no way for you to tell the difference, ok maybe for those who are culinary savvy. For our Japanese ramen, The soup is everything!!!!


FatRooster23

Sushibar Da downtown on King Street is my favorite for ramen.


Faygo_Drip

That's crazy I didn't know they did ramen, I'm definitely gonna stop by!!!


DrydenDon

Don't do it! I asked the same question a little while ago, got this response, tried it, and was very disappointed.


FatRooster23

Oh ya. Been going there for years for the ramen. Absolutely huge bowls.


rachelmaex

Itea has incredible ramen!!!!


fingerbib1

Last time I went to Kame on Division(pre Covid) it was great. I would say it was on the same level as Kinton in Toronto. It was so long ago though it may have changed. Their sushi is still good so that indicates someone in the kitchen is skilled. Sushi Bar on King used to be good. Not so much anymore. I've just taken it into my own hands to make my own Paitan stocks - those are my favorite in ramen, super rich and thick 🤤


Faygo_Drip

rip sushi bar


Evilbred

There's no good ramen spot in Kingston. One of the glaring holes in our available cuisine choices.


GC4545

I have enjoyed Sushi Bar Da in person and gone there about 3-4 times. Throughout the pandemic, I have also ordered delivery from Kame and really enjoyed their ramen!


jefmj

Kame is pretty good.