Chicken noodle soup is the star at Kinton Ramen’s new Koreatown location
Poultry is the new pork, or at least that’s what we gather by looking into Toronto’s ramen bowls. Last fall, Queen West noodle shop Touhenboku launched a menu of fowl-based broths to great acclaim. Now Kinton, the Baldwin Village shop from the group behind Guu, has embraced the chicken trend with Kinton Ramen 2, a spin-off noodle shop in Koreatown.
The soup menu at Kinton 2 is divided between pork and chicken-based bowls, all of which come in four flavours—shio (salt), shoyu (soy sauce), miso and spicy—along with optional toppings like Swiss cheese and sweet corn. The city’s Japanese noodle scene has become about as congested as a Tokyo commuter train, but Kinton fans are loyal—they lined up down the street for the new spot’s soft-launch last month. They’ll soon have even more to get excited about: Post City reports that the space above the restaurant will soon house a chicken-focused Kinton izakaya called Kintori.
Kinton Ramen 2, 668 Bloor St. W., 647-748-8900, facebook.com