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Nov 27, 2010 12:47 AM

Ramen Sanpachi soon to open in Edmonton

Some ramen news from Vancouver 'hound and rameniac, Kentan:

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  1. fmed:

    Thanks for the "heads up".

    I'll keep my eyes open to see where they are opening up.

    Chuckled reading Kentan's post as growing up in Montreal I was introduced to Japanese food by a family who had been "displaced" to the east as a result of their forced removal from their Prince Rupert boats by the second world war....did not experience ramen per se and yes, most of what I recollect regarding noodles was "slurping" udon.

    1. Yes! Thanks for the heads up fmed & Kentan! I'll definitely make the drive up to check them out :)

      1. so I guess the two big questions are where in Edmonton, and is it any good (never heard of it before)

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        1. re: Dan G

          We'll be trying the Vancouver one as a scouting trip to'll be on the blog in the near future.

          1. re: foodosopher

            The post about Sanpanchi is up! Thanks for TOFTT, shokutsu.

          2. re: Dan G

            They are in the same league as the Japan-based ramen mini-chains such as Setagaya and Santouka - and perhaps a few notches below the top-dog Ippudo. They are all stylistically different in terms of broth and noodle. (Sanpachi's ramen, for example, is prepared in the Sapporo style - thicker noodle and famous miso broth. Sapporo is where miso ramen originated.). Linking to Rameniac's excellent ramen site:

            I have yet to make it there, but I don't doubt at all that it will be about as good as the Vancouver outpost of Santouka - which makes my favourite ramen in the city.

            Keep an eye out for the future Edmonton location in the local Japanese press.

            1. re: fmed

              I just double check the location today , its at 3803 Calgary Trail, facing east, located between beijing beijing and Canadian Tire.

              Drove by today and its still under construction.

            1. Awesome fmed. Thanks for the link!!