Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Ramenman

    The Ramenman 
    Address: 841 Bidwell St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2J7

The Team behind The Ramenman

There's a new ramen house in town and the team behind The Ramenman is a force to be reckoned with. They're tucked away in the west end in a little corner between Robson and Bidwell and possibly the smallest ramen shop in town.

But size doesn't really matter because The Ramenman serves up bold and delicious bowls of chicken broth ramen with house made noodles and other modern techniques in their kitchen. 

They also don't mess around when it comes to serving their customers with a perfectly cooked 63 Degree Egg - where the egg whites is set but the yolk is still runny. 

The edge behind The Ramenman is that they specialize in chicken broth ramen and their chicken and pork is cooked sous vide, which is a method of cooking where food is cooked in a temperature controlled environment either through steaming or in a water bath. The reason behind cooking via sous vide is the meat retains its moisture and also less oily.

The team at The Ramenman maintains a minimalist menu which consists of three different chicken broth ramen varieties - Chicken and Clams with Truffle Oil, Chicken Stew with Burdock and Oil, and Regular Chicken Broth, but don't worry they also have a very delicious Vegetarian Miso Broth made with Shiitake Mushrooms and Smoked Kombu.

Their menu also has a few other items to fill you up if you aren't already full from drinking all the chicken broth. You could snack on a plate of Gyozas or munch on an Appetizer Plate which has - Char-siu, Ramen Egg, Bamboo Shoot, Japanese Leek and Spinach. My personal favourite is the crispy Chicken Karaage - juicy on the inside and super crispy on the outside.

If you're really not full yet and still have more room in your belly than another must-try is their Staff Meal Curry with the 63 Degree Egg. The curry they serve is not your typical "Japanese curry" which tends to be on the sweeter side. Their curry is much more bold with savoury flavours and has a bit of a kick to it which I really enjoyed.

The Ramenman might be the new kid on the block, but they definitely do not disappoint when it comes to cooking techniques and flavour profiles.

So if you're in the area and it happens to be raining (which happens often enough in Vancouver) then make a pit stop at The Ramenman say hello to the team and enjoy a delicious bowl of chicken broth ramen!