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Feb 16, 2012 08:02 AM


Can anyone recommend a good brand of ramen to cook at home? I want something that will stay chewy/bouncy that won't become a mass of soggy noodles. I'm not looking for "instant noodles"-type of ramen.


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  1. "Toronto Ramen" or something like that is avaiable at Sanko frozen and is quite good. It comes in miso and shoyu versions at very least. J-Town carries some other brand (also frozen) but I haven't tried it yet.


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    1. re: Dr. John

      Sanko had another variety of ramen from California last time I was there. Had the tonkotsu version, I'm fairly certain.

      I've been working on my own homemade ramen broth at home and have been using the Toronto ramen from Sanko that comes with no spice pack ($1.75). I find the noodles hold their texture for a long enough time to enjoy and not have mushy noodles at the end.

      1. re: Dr. John

        I tried the shoyu flavour "Toronto Ramen" from Sanko. $3.99/two-small-bowl worth of noodles. It comes with prepackaged shoyu sauce that was nothing special, but the fresh noodles were delicious!

        The label says it's made by Marufumi Foods in Missisauga.

        1. re: happycamper

          Thanks for the note! will try it out soon.

          1. re: jlunar

            Glad I could help. Sanko also carried some frozen cha-shu. $3.99 for a good bowl-size serving. Not bad at all.

      2. Tried this back when the thread was hot, and thought it was excellent.

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        1. re: Whats_For_Dinner

          I've already tried this brand...want to see if there's something better out there.

        2. I recommend any of the Myojo Brand ramen. Their noodles are denser than the cheaper North American manufactured ramen and hold up well. More expensive because they're imported from Japan, but they aren't salt bombs and have a nice range of flavors.