Since our trip to Japan last September, we've been craving ramen all the time. I'm personally a fan of thick pork broth and I'm always looking to try new places to finally find the perfect ramen!
Kinton Ramen is a franchise coming from Toronto and they just opened their first location in Downtown Montreal. Naturally, Alvin and I had to go try it. Their decor is kind of a typical modern Izakaya we've seen in Montreal - a lot of wood and stone with a open and airy space.
Their Ramen menu is pretty straight-forward. You chose the base of your soup (chicken or pork) the type of broth (Original, miso, shoyu or spicy), and the types of noodles (thick or thin). Since I just love the traditional ramen, I chose a pork original broth with thick noodles.
My Ramen came with 2 pieces of chashu (braised pork belly), one marinated soft boiled egg, bean sprouts, nori (seaweed) and green scallions. I asked for my broth to be extra thick because I just love it when my soup is really creamy. One thing I really dislike about ramen, it is that it can be really salty but this broth was just perfect.
As per usual, Alvin had to take the spicy broth, which is basically the same as the original but spicy and with grated garlic. Alvin really liked it but it was very spicy so I wouldn't really recommend it unless you can eat spicy a lot.
We both took the thick noodles and we both really enjoyed them as they were the traditional chewy noodles that we ate in Japan.
The service was fast and friendly, and we enjoyed the casual relax ambiance. If you like ramen, I would definitely recommend this place and we love how we can customize our soup!