5940 Victoria Ave, near de la Peltrie.
This place is pretty bare with blond wood all over the place.They have a printed menu for main dishes and drinks and 3 chalkboard menus: one for Pinoy dishes, one for dishes of the day and one for desserts. The place could accomodate 30 people, there were 3 dining parties last night.
Pork buns - less flavorful than Momfuku but comparable to Satay bros and comes with peanuts (2 for 5$)
Salmon bowl - I guess it's an homage to the signature dish at Kazu. Cubes of raw salmon, tahini, pineapple bits, and possible something else on rice, lettuce and fried rice noodles (14$)
Ramen burger - the meat was dry or overcooked, the ramen patties were premade so most of it was "caked", decent fries (14$)
Bucket of fried chicken for two - the 2nd best fried chicken in town after Poulet Bronze. It comes with a sweet and spicy sauce that has fish sauce. We also had a duck gravy because someone had an allergy. This is the gravy that comes with the duck poutine. (25$ for the bucket)
Pancit <forgot the rest> - a noodle dish, was acceptable according to a Flilpino friend. (10$)
We will come back to try the other daily specials.
I could be mistaken, but I think Marblebag was claiming that the ramen had been pre-boiled and pre-formed into patties. I don't think he was claiming that they were pre-fried. Perhaps I'm wrong, but this would be the likely cause of caking if I understand his meaning correctly.
So just to clarify for everyone, is the ramen boiled and formed into patties each time an order is placed? I don't really care either way, but it would be an impressive feat if the ramen "buns" were made from scratch every time... akin to a normal burger place baking their buns for each order.
Otherwise I think this is a pretty positive review - I'd certainly consider going purely to try the chicken and pork buns.