**If you like/love ramen. ;-)
Wow! The line was a little scary, but we got in after about 30 minutes. One bonus about the wait was that I got to watch the ramen "chef" put a bunch of bowls together. So cool.
There were five of us and we were able to try a number of different items. Shoyu, spicy, miso, and of course tonkotsu.
O.M.G. This is what tonkotsu is supposed to be like. The pork flavor was incredible. I've had some pretty good tonkotsu before, but this takes the cake. The broth was a creamy off-white and so rich that is was opaque.
I asked a friend of mine once, "What's in cannoli filling?" He said, "Good, it's full of good." Well let me tell you, the ramen at Santouka is FULL OF GOOD.
The icing on the cake is that I ordered the toroniku at my protein. Here's a clip from the website:
" Toroniku Cha-shu is simmered pork cheek (jowl) meat. Pork cheek meat is very rare and only 200-300g can be taken from each pig. It has a very rich flavour and it is tender like fatty tuna."
I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.
In conclusion, plan ahead (there might be a little bit of a wait), but definitely go! Santouka is on my "must eat" list now.
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