Ramen Takanotsume, a Hokkaido-based ramen chain, first opened shop in Downtown’s West End. They have since opened a second location in Richmond. Conveniently located in Aberdeen Centre, the new location is slightly larger and can seat up to 30 people.
I’ve been to their Downtown location and I liked it, so I wanted to see how their new location compares. I dropped by during their soft opening to try out some of their menu items.
My friend Q went with one of the signature ramens. She found the broth flavourful, but felt that the portion size left much to be desired.
I like my food spicy, so I went with one of their signature spicy ramens. The bowl I received was nothing like I had expected. It was more of a dry noodle dish then the soupy ramen dish I was expecting. They were also quite liberal with the blow torch on the cha shu and surrounding vegetables, so the predominant taste was gas and char.
The milk tea was the standard packaged ones you can get in any convenience store in Japan, or even at H-mart located downstairs inside Aberdeen Centre so no complaints there.
Unfortunately my experience here did not meet my expectations. Perhaps because it was during their soft opening and they are still working through their kinks. With all the other ramen restaurants in Richmond, it will be some time before I come by again.