Beyond The Bowl: ShelfLife’s Adventure Through the Delights of Kinton Ramen
Kinton Ramen's Pork Shoyu bowl and their seasonal special, the Coconut Curry Ramen

Beyond The Bowl: ShelfLife’s Adventure Through the Delights of Kinton Ramen

Posted on June 12, 2023 by Cydney Cronk

Hey there, fellow foodies! Get ready to slurp your way into ramen paradise as we take you on a wild ride through our recent luncheon at Kinton Ramen. The ShelfLife crew couldn’t resist the temptation when we heard about this hot new spot popping up all over the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). So, with bellies growling and taste buds tingling, we gathered our squad and went to the location that recently opened up near our Canadian headquarters.

Two bowls of ramen, a small bowl of scallions, and a glass of lemonade with a black straw.
Kinton Ramen’s Pork Shoyu bowl and their seasonal special, the Coconut Curry Ramen

Picture this: you walk into Kinton Ramen and instantly feel like you’ve stepped into ramen wonderland. The place is buzzing with excitement, a stylish interior, and the mouthwatering scent of simmering broths. From the trendy decor to the friendly staff, it’s the kind of place that gets you excited for your meal from the moment you walk in!

Now, let’s get to the good stuff—the food! The menu presented us with an array of tantalizing options, each boasting its unique blend of flavors. From traditional tonkotsu to miso-based broths, we decided to venture into different realms of ramen. With each bowl that arrived at our table, our anticipation reached new heights. The flavors, the ingredients, the sheer beauty of those bowls—it was a feast for the eyes and the stomach!

A black bowl holds a serving of Pork Miso Ramen, with noodles, corn, nori sheets, scallions, and a wooden spoon.
Kinton Ramen’s Pork Miso Bowl

Now, hold on to your chopsticks because we’re about to drop some favorites on you. One by one, we delved into the rich depths of our ramen bowls, and the pork miso, in particular, emerged as a crowd favorite. With its harmonious medley of flavors and artful presentation, it left an indelible mark on our taste buds. Matteo couldn’t help but praise its “great balance of flavors and lovely presentation,” while Tony remarked on the generous portion sizes that left no room for hunger.

Another standout was the Pork Shoyu ramen, which impressed Erica with its flavorful broth and perfectly cooked ingredients. “So much deliciousness in a big bowl,” she exclaimed with a smile. And here’s a pro tip from our ramen aficionado, Sam: don’t you dare skip the seasoned egg. It’s like the secret sauce that takes your ramen experience from amazing to mind-blowing.

The seasonal special, coconut curry ramen, added a delightful twist to our meal. Its unique and amazing flavor won over those who dared to venture beyond the traditional offerings. Adding a touch of jalapeño paste brought a smooth and pleasant spice that elevated the dish to new heights.

A white bowl holds a serving of coconut curry ramen with mushrooms, a seasoned egg, chicken, scallions, a lime wedge, chopsticks and a wooden spoon.
Kinton Ramen’s Seasonal Special: Coconut Curry Ramen

As the luncheon progressed, memorable comments and reactions filled the air. Laughter mingled with enthusiastic slurping sounds as we immersed ourselves in the flavors of Kinton Ramen’s creations. It was an experience that transcended our taste buds, creating bonds and fostering camaraderie among our team.

Top picks emerged, and the pork miso and Pork Shoyu secured their place at the forefront. With their exquisite flavors and meticulous preparation, these dishes left an enduring impression on our palates. Equally noteworthy was the unanimous verdict on the seasoned egg, as Sam passionately attested to its indispensability.

Our adventure at Kinton Ramen proved to be an extraordinary journey into the realm of authentic ramen. The combination of delightful flavors, friendly ambiance, and impeccable service left an indelible mark on our team. Encouraged by our experience, we urge you to embark on your own ramen exploration at Kinton Ramen. Share the joy with your colleagues and friends, and let your taste buds revel in the symphony of flavors that await you.

Tarrison's staff sits smiling at a long wooden table
The ShelfLife Crew

As we bid farewell to this delightful luncheon, we are reminded that food has a remarkable power to bring people together and create lasting memories. So, step out of your culinary comfort zone, embrace the flavors of the world, and allow Kinton Ramen to transport you to the vibrant streets of Japan, one bowl of ramen at a time.

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