BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD
I was invited to try the menu of the new Ramen restaurant that open on Bishop street Kinton Ramen. Kinton Ramen already has some successful other locations in Toronto and if you ever been to Kinka here in Montreal are part of the same family.
There are other Ramen restaurants in the city but I never really found one that I could say that I personally found good, I found a lot of average ones but that was it. That was why I was happy to discover this new one.
For their menu and concept, you have the choice of 4 different pork broths and 4 chicken ones, pick your noodles (they even have some gluten free ones) and the extras that you want to put in there and you’re set. They also offer vegetarian Ramen topped with season vegetables, tofu furai and 100% vegetarian broth.
For the pork broths these are the 4 choices that are available.
- Original : sea salt, bean sprouts, scallions, nori, seasoned egg and pork
- Shoyu: soy sauce, bean sprouts, scallions, nori and pork
- Miso: soybean paste, bean sprouts, scallions, corn, garlic oil and pork
- Spicy: chili pepper, bean sprouts, scallions, grated garlic and pork.
As for the chicken broths here are the choices
- Original: sea salt, white onions, scallions, nori, seasoned egg and chicken breast
- Shoyu: soy sauce, white onions, scallions, nori and chicken breast
- Miso: soybean paste, white onions, scallions, nori and chicken breast
- Spicy: jalapeño paste, white onions, scallions, nori and chicken breast
I got to try all the broths and I decided to go with the shoyu pork. Portions are generous and if you finish it all you can be part of the Kinton Bowler.
Kinton Bowler means a valiant warrior who finishes up a whole bowl of Kinton Ramen. When you have 10 bowls, 30 bowls, 50 bowls, 100 bowls, 500 bowls and 1000 bowls you will get some various prizes as a Kinton Bowler. When you reach 100 bowls you will get an extra topping for free for the rest of your life.
They also have other items on the menu such as Kimchi, Karaage, Takoyaki and quit a few others. If you’re in the mood for Ramen I would suggest you give them a try and let me know what you think.