Sumo Ramen MontrealPosted By Jennifer Ho Oct 13 2011 · 1 comment · Dining Out
One of those quick in and out restaurants, Sumo Ramen specializes in… you guessed it. Ramen noodles. The large cartoon sumo wrestler that represents the place is instantly recognizable, giving the place a bit of edge over say, Hakata Ramen. With the majority of the clientele being student based, the prices are friendly and quite reasonable. We ordered a Heineken and a standard milk tea with bubbles. I have to say that the bubble tea here is not the best you can get in the city. The milk tea did not taste super fresh – more like it was made out of a powder or something concentrated. The tapioca balls seemed thin and lacked substance – they were not chewy or bouncy like you would expect them to be. I would suggest going to Magic Idea for a proper cup of bubble tea instead. I do definitely appreciate Sumo Ramen’s effort though.
The menu lists off a number of different noodle soups, letting you choose the soup base (miso, pepper or soya), the type of noodles (udon or homemade ramen) and your toppings. I chose the Volcano ramen which was filled with corn, seaweed, half a boiled egg and minced pork. There was a nice kick of spice to it as well. My companions both had the kimchi ramen which also had corn, half a boiled egg and seaweed along with some sliced and fried pork and marinated vegetables, Korean style. The pork was notably well cooked – tender with a little fat on the top, not too chewy and not flaky either. Service was fast and timely, no problems at all.
And wouldn’t you know it – My Cup of Tea is just up the street! Check it out if you haven’t already for some great teas.
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