Went out with Ralph on Monday to a) give him an info dump on what to do in Tokyo for three days, and b) enjoy the excessively awesome ramen at Shiki Menya in Bridgeland! Run by the son of the owners of the nearby Shikiji noodle place on Center Street, this lunch-only joint serves a mere 150 bowls of soup a day, making it an extra-delicacy of excellence.
I had the double-black tonkatsu, which adds squid ink to the broth AND their house-made noodles. This compounds one novelty atop another for a double dose of post-hipster ramen awesomeness. ANY good ramen has to balance its portions of savory, sweet, and even bitter sensations while giving just the right portion size, and Shiki Menya automatically earns a higher-up place on the local ramen ladder for succeeding on all fronts.
Recommended, if you can make it before they run out of noodles! #yyc#ramen#shikimenya#japanesefood#calgary
M A N T H A T ' S G O O D M E N // Crammed in a #lunch in #BridgelandYYC at my fave @shikimenya. #Tonkotsu Classic ($14) imho surpasses the majority of #ramen places in Vancouver. That tender grilled #chashu is off the freakin' hook, you betta recognize! 👊 A heady smoky char and soy sauce notes flood your senses. The chashu is unparalleled in Canada. If you know if better, I'd love to try it! Their housemade noodles have great toothsome chew and flecks of kombu right in the dough. The broth is rich, complex, but not heavy. It all comes together into a track you wanna hear again and again. #shikimenya#dtfincalgary17#yyc#calgary#noodles#pork#charsiu // Check the FO-TY! 40oz malt liquor, that is. They love their hip hop culture here.
my first meal back in calgary and my last bowl of chili goma ramen @shikimenya before I leave for nelson on sunday. I have yet to find a better bowl of ramen in canada. arigato @mistkayhimself for always taking care of me at your restaurant. #ramen#shikimenya#chiligoma#lifeisrad