opened on Dundas Street East. While ramen is obviously the main reason to brave the cold and stand line for what’s been said to be a 15-minute to 60-minute wait time, don’t miss the rice bowls.  ">

Cheap Eat of the Week: a refreshingly interesting bowl of rice from Santouka Ramen


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The ikura gohan pairs well with ramen (Image: Gizelle Lau)

Last month, Santouka Ramen opened on Dundas Street East. While ramen is obviously the main reason to brave the cold and stand line for what’s been said to be a 15-minute to 60-minute wait time, don’t miss the rice bowls.  

That’s right, bowls of rice — and I promise they’re much more exciting than they sound. Listed on the menu as a side dish, there’s the ikura gohan ($5.95): a bowl of rice topped with lightly shredded fried egg for sweetness and a healthy layer of ikura (salmon roe) for that delicious ocean saltiness. Some say even more delicious than the ramen.

Other rice bowl options include the negi meshi ($3.55): a bowl of rice topped with dried bonito, green onions and soy sauce; the yakishake gohan ($4.55): a bowl of hot rice topped with pieces of grilled salmon; or the chashu gohan ($4.55): a bowl of hot rice topped with chashu pork.

The rice bowls can also be enjoyed as part of a combo meal that includes your bowl of ramen and its matching rice bowl (the ikura gohan, plus ramen, is $16.90).  

Santouka Ramen, 91 Dundas St. E., 647-748-1717

Gizelle Lau is a food/travel writer and photographer in Toronto who lives from one meal to the next. Her column, Cheap Eat of the Week, highlights dishes that costs $10 or less. Follow her on Twitter for your daily dose of food from in/around the city.

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