There are currently 2 location in Toronto and Markham. Ramen Isshin is popular for their original Miso Ramen, but they also serve Vegetarian ramen, Shio, Tsukemen and Tan Tan Men etc.
There is a good selection of side menu too such as Tako Yaki, Age Tofu, Chiken Karaage and Edamame. If you are a beer lover, order Asahi Draft or Sapporo Premium Beer with your ramen.
(Isshin Red Miso Ramen)
There is a ramen place near Kensington Market, on College St. and Bathurst St. According to the staff, Isshin imports unique noodles that only Isshin uses. You can choose from 3 different types: Thin, Fat, or Very Fat noodles.
I had their most popular, "Minced Pork and Vegetable Miso Ramen".
My first impression after seeing the ramen was the massive amount of vegetables on top. In fact, there were so much that it made me feel like I'm taking in lots of healthy nutrients.
I especially enjoyed the texture of the fresh bean sprouts on top. When I tried the soup, the spice hit my throat at first, then came the sweet miso flavour. It could've been from the vegetables, but overall it was a very sweet and rich soup. The staff said "People of all ages enjoy this ramen" and I understand why.
The noodles have a very firm texture but very smooth on the surface.
And besides the Cha-Shu, there are some minced meat, which satisfies most people who likes a lot of meat in their ramen.
I am usually the type of person that does not like soup with a strong flavour, but this one in particular kept me eating until I finished drinking the soup. It was quite an experience.
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