Location: 41 Elm St, Toronto
Rating: 88/100 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Konjiki Ramen shares a space with Akimitsu, a tempura restaurant in a Toronto Heritage detached house which they repurposed as two storey restaurant. I always like going into older buildings to see how the current tenant makes use of the space.
When I entered the building I was greeted by a cheerful hostess. She asked me if I was I was here for Konjiki (ramen), Akimitsu (tempura) or both. I chose Konjiki as ramen was my main purpose for my visit. *Spoilers!* I’ll definitely be back and sit in a section where I can have both options.
Intense Shoryu Ramen ($14)
The broth was very interesting, it tasted of deep soy sauce flavour, mushroom (porcini mushroom), while being light and non-oily like other ramen I’ve tried. Noodles were good, nothing mind-blowing about them and the same can be said about the pork slices.
Karaage with wasabi mayo ($5)
Crispy skin, juicy and moist inside 👌. Wasabi mayo was a nice touch as well.
Pork belly and soft boiled egg ($7)
The picture speaks for itself. Perfect custardy egg, deliciously tender and slightly chewy fatty pork belly.