Sherman's Food Adventures: Yo Ramen

Yo Ramen

Here we go with another coupon I purchased online on a whim.  I figured that a little ol' ramen shop would be an easy place to visit due to it's casual nature.  However, as with many of these deals, there was certain restrictions which made it more difficult.  Since we couldn't use it for lunch nor weekends, it only meant we could go on a weekday night.  Furthermore, with an 8:00pm sharp closing time, we'd have to get there early too.  With the punctuality of Miss Y involved, that meant we missed it and had to go to Bin 941 instead.  This time around, I made sure we made it in time...

The deal included an appetizer consisting of a Green Salad and Fried Gyozas.  For something as simple as mixed greens, the "dressing" was somewhat of a surprise.  A combination of onions, ginger and pineapple, it was sweet with a mild tartness.  We didn't mind the gyozas either as they were crunchy while not oily.  The filling was slightly dense with only a moderate amount of greens.  Flavourwise, it was more meaty than anything else.  We would've liked to have a dedicated dip rather than plain soy sauce (we did add chili oil though).  Miss Y went for the Tonkotsu Ramen that also featured a few drops of chili oil.  We actually didn't mind it but the soup itself did not have much depth, rather, it relied on salt.  It wasn't creamy where the bone marrow would seep into the broth after an extensive boil.

For myself, I went for the Shio Ramen and it was a very light broth.  It wasn't as salty as I would've imagined, but that was a good thing.  The noodles were toothsome and remained so until the end.  I wasn't a huge fan of the egg as it was a bit too salty (and I prefer soft yolk anyways).  As for the chashu, it was lean and meaty.  It wasn't particularly flavourful not overly tender either (but it wasn't chewy).  Overall, we didn't dislike our meal, but it wasn't memorable either.  With all the other ramen choices in town, I would rather try their Korean dishes instead.

The Good:
- Owner seems genuine
- Okay pricing

The Bad:
- Average eats
- As expected (from the menu), ramen is more Korean-style than Japanese

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