Dear Sansotei, I did not have my passport with me, but you took me on a journey to Japan.
Out of all the ramen restaurants I’ve tried, Sansotei is now the top of my favourite list. It took me a long time to try Sansotei and I honestly do not know why it took me this long. Maybe because there always seems to be line ups, and they close on Sundays.
I came here with my brother and a mutual friend. We ended having to line up, but we were first in line and was seated within 10 minutes.
The Tonkotsu ramen has a rich and creamy broth, tender pork belly, black fungus, green onions and a partially runny soft boiled egg. I should have asked for an extra egg. I chose thin noodles, which were chewy, but I wished I went with thick noodles for more bite. Nonetheless, it was literally happiness in a bowl.
Service-wise, it was friendly. Our waitress heard us talking about how they are not opened on Sundays and admitted that they do get a little flack for closing on Sundays. It’s okay though, I would return here and line up if I have to.
Edit: This is a revisit from May 2014:
A revisit to Sansotei Ramen.
Edit: This is a revisit from June 2014:
Can you tell how much I love Sansotei Ramen? This is probably my third visit in a span of two months.
I wanted to try something different this time, so I got the Shio Ramen with extra egg and thick noodles. A clearer broth than the Tonkotsu, but saltier due to it being salt-based. I much prefer the Tonkotsu, which is more flavourful. However, forget getting the thin (regular) noodles, the thick noodles are definitely the way to go, giving the bowl of ramen a bit more substance.
179 Dundas St. W