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[Hokkaido Ramen Santouka] Toronto - Nov 10. $5.55 Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

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They have long lines without this promo already lol
The place isn't that big either.
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good soup noodles is 95% about the soup... good soup without msg
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Redsanta wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 12:15 am
It is really just noodles with 3 slices of pork belly fat and half egg...

Raw material cost...less than $1.5 max
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Perhaps you should look up how difficult it is to make a tonkotsu broth before talking.
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People always assume ramen is cheap to make and associate it with instant noodles. It is far from instant noodles and it's hard to make the broth. It'll literally take you hours to make it and it might not even turn out the way you like it. Santouka says they simmer the pork bones for two days. Pig trotters alone will cost you around $3/lb. I don't know how much you value your time, but I value 5-6 hours more than $13 a bowl.

I also get a large bowl and it'll fill me up at santouka. Also most of the ramen restaurants have their own unique style and is different from each other. I'm thankful Vancouver has many authentic and fusion ramen places around.
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hamachi wrote:
Oct 25th, 2017 3:52 pm
I swear this should be the regular price of all ramen across the city...

but aside from that, thx OP.
We should be thankful that ramen in toronto is pretty cheap.

When I visited NYC, almost everything was near 20 bucks a bowl. Crying Face
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meepsheep wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 3:59 am
We should be thankful that ramen in toronto is pretty cheap.

When I visited NYC, almost everything was near 20 bucks a bowl. Crying Face
Rent and overhead is outrageously expensive in NYC.
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Ramen shops are getting pretty busy as it is so I don't mind that the ignorant swine stay ignorant
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bomber17 wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 2:37 am
People always assume ramen is cheap to make and associate it with instant noodles. It is far from instant noodles and it's hard to make the broth. It'll literally take you hours to make it and it might not even turn out the way you like it. Santouka says they simmer the pork bones for two days. Pig trotters alone will cost you around $3/lb. I don't know how much you value your time, but I value 5-6 hours more than $13 a bowl.

I also get a large bowl and it'll fill me up at santouka. Also most of the ramen restaurants have their own unique style and is different from each other. I'm thankful Vancouver has many authentic and fusion ramen places around.
That pot of soup isn't just for one customer though. The rest of the ingredients are just cutting it into few slices. My uncle is one of the few sushi/teppanyaki chef in a pretty busy Japanese restaurant and he jokes about people paying stupid amount of money for slices of frozen fish on some rice and charging $20-30 for a bowl of teppanyaki volcano fried rice (make it front of customer and pour oil in the pan to create some sort of flame on the rice). He even mentioned that he would never work in a Chinese restaurant due to the amount of work he actually need to put into each dish, and the low wage.

Went to some expensive teppanyaki place that charges customers $50/person and the teppanyaki chef rushes everyone (a table of 12 x $50/person) asking what we want before he leaves. I go to a Korean bbq place that charges $25/person and I can take my time choosing my sht.
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fightbriz wrote:
Oct 25th, 2017 5:48 pm
But Santouka is a lot more expensive than Sansotei, no?
They used to be but since Sansotei raised their price and removed Cha Siu (~$2 to add it), the pricing gap has narrowed
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Hartia0 wrote:
Oct 25th, 2017 9:17 pm
I'm on their site and it says the Spicy Tan Tan has the cha siu.....
Then they may not have updated their online menu.

The Yonge & Wellesley location doesn't include it anymore.
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Also when i went last time, i took a sniff of my ramen and it smelled like..... chemicals lol am i going crazy :twisted:
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lemieux035 wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 1:03 am
Wow what ignorance am I seeing here! Ramen is from China!!! In Wakayama, Japan, they even call ramen "chuuka soba" -- "Chinese noodles".

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/2016022 ... best-ramen
Ramen is derived from Chinese laiman noodles that came over to Japan in the mid-20th century. So it's originally from China, but now every major city in Japan has their own ramen style that have developed over the last 70 years or so. It's a distinctly Japanese dish that has Chinese roots.
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tomtomtom wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 6:38 am
Rent and overhead is outrageously expensive in NYC.
Food is not expensive in NYC, just ramen because it's a trendy Asian thing over there. In Toronto, it's not that bad at all.
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Redsanta wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 12:15 am
Raw material cost...less than $1.5 max
reading hilariously out of touch opinions from RFDers who never get out anywhere... Priceless
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tjindersingh wrote:
Oct 25th, 2017 3:59 pm
I love ramen and Santouka is great, but there is no way I am lining up for hours to save $5. I will happily pay regular price for ramen!
Apparently your new to rfd, people will line up for any deal

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