When there’s news about a new shop that serves ramen, you bet that I am the first one to go check it out.
Raku in west end just opened up a couple weeks ago in the heart of West End on Boundary St. Being greeted by a familiar face I quickly found out that it is the venture by the previous Ajisen Ramen’s owner. Once tasting his ramen, it was evident he had been freed from the various restrictions of being a franchisee of a global chain.
Gyoza, I must admit is pretty good, very close to my style of meatiness.
Raku ramen and red raku ramen. Tonkotsu soup is very mild and on the sweet side. Charsiu is perfect for its style which is the melt in your mouth belly charsiu close to kakuni. Noodles are a bit soft for me.
The red version comes with a scoop of very spicy mince. This makes it close to a tantan men. Also good for spice lovers.
Side of salad and rice.