Nothing hits the spot more than a hot bowl of soupy substance when it rains here in Vancouver. We just said goodbye to October and November hits us with cooler, wetter temperatures. Of course, being a Vancourite we must have a thing or two of Arc’teryx to protect us from precipitations. Anyways, while picking up my tickets from Jeweliette Jewellery for the Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding show, we ended here at Ramen Sanpachi. Closer to the shopping center, Ramen Sanpachi Vancouver was a good alternative to Motomachi Shokudo 元町食堂 and Guu Kobachi
Tonkotsu ramen $8.95: a rich, dense flavored broth with a lot of pork bone and seaweed flavor. Although very tasty, it seemed to miss a certain complexity. Three thinly sliced chashu were given and the noodles were not nearly enough compared to Motomachi Shokudo. I’ve been hearing that your better option is Hokkaido Ramen Santouka up the street. But honestly, we find the portions just as petite.
Spicy Ramen $8.95: A mild spicy version of a spicy ramen. I probably wouldn’t go as far to say it was even spicy. The broth was rich and very dense and had a lot of good herbs and spice flavoring. Perhaps I would bring my own chili oil or a jalapeno in it for good measures.
We recommend the window bar seats as compared to the low-top tables in the back. You get a little more leg room and some people watching action going!
770 Bute St
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