Sansotei, a ramen shop from Toronto, opened its doors to Ottawa diners in June 2016. My dad went in the first couple of weeks it opened and couldn’t stop raving about it. After all, ramen is his favourite comfort food. I waited until the craze died down a little, and visited at the end of July.
Jethro and I arrived at 11am on a Saturday to a mostly empty restaurant. But in the next 10 minutes, it quickly filled up.
I got the Tonkotsu ramen with thick noodles (pictured below), and Jethro got the Tonkotsu Black ramen with thin noodles.
The broth was rich, the egg was runny (in a good way), the pork was melt-in-your-mouth good, and the noodles were oh-so-fresh. Basically, it was delicious. I don’t usually drink the broth in my noodle soups, but I almost emptied my bowl. Unhealthy, but delicious :D
Great for lunch, or for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Ramen isn’t just a poor college student’s food. Ramen at Sansotei is full of flavour that you just want to soak your taste buds in. I can’t wait to visit again.
Sansotei Ramen | 153 Bank Street, Ottawa