I ♥ ramen. There is something about eating a bowl of ramen on a cold chilly night…makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Two days ago, I came across Emily’s blog (Emily at Stay Healthy, Stay Happy) and found out about Ganko Ittetsu Ramen! I was so excited to try it and finally went today. It’s like a hidden gem located inside the Arcade Building in Coolidge Corner, Brookline. The place is small but the setting is clean and the atmosphere is really cozy and romantic. LOL You probably think I’m weird for thinking that it’s romantic LOL IT IS THOUGH! LOL It feels nice. The staffs were really friendly as well! Once you walk in, everyone greets you with “Irasshaimase” (Welcome!). I know many ramen places do the same but they were really loud and energetic, haha. I loveee it! Many ramen places that I have been to have their own unique styles and flavor- Ganko Ittetsu Ramen serves Sapporo style ramen that is made in a wok. Their method in creating their broth is a little different by caramelizing their tare (sauce) with vegetables and then adding it to the base broth. Also, cooking in the wok maintains a higher temperature hence produces a deeper, more aromatic flavor. Yum…
The menu is pretty simple and have 3 selections of ramen. Miso Ramen ($13), Shoyu Ramen ($11), and Tan Tan Ramen ($13). I ordered the Tan Tan Ramen and Steve ordered the Miso Ramen. The broth was thick, which I loved and the texture of the noodles was perfect! My broth had a peanut butter aftertaste to it which was interesting. Although my Tan Tan Ramen was yummy, I enjoyed the Miso Ramen the most. It had more toppings! haha
If you love ramen like I do, go try it out! It’s something new! Whether you end up liking it or not, at least now you can say you’ve had Sapporo style ramen haha.