Restaurant of the Month: Kinton

You all know how much I love asian food, especially Japanese so when the owners of Guu opened up a noodle house, you know I just had to try it out!  Just like Guu, line ups are a regular at Kinton.  Located on Baldwin St. in Toronto, it is a long and narrow restaurant dominated by two long bars and high communal tables.  The specialty here is ramen – authentic Japanese ramen, made with fresh noodles and the soup – tonkotsu (pork base).  Depending on where in Japan you are, ramen is made differently: miso, shio (salt) and shoyu (soy sauce).  All three are available here and my favourite – shoyu, which originates in Toyko.  Typically ramen comes with beansprout, an egg and nori (seaweed).  I also topped mine with pork belly!  This is the most authentic ramen I’ve tasted outside of Japan – I highly recommend it, especially on a cold winter night!  It was delicious! Go either early, just before it opens or an hour before it closes and avoid the lineup 🙂

Shoyu Ramen – pork base with soy sauce, bean sprout, egg, nori, scallions and pork belly!

Fresh ramen noodles – yum!

Close up of the delicious pork belly!

They have a small menu of additional items other than ramen. We tried a spicy version of karage (marinated fried chicken), so flavourful!

Calpico Sour – my favourite cocktail of calpis, vodka and soda water.

Kinton

Kinton interior – intimate and casual.

 

 

 

 

 

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