For years, Montrealers felt hard-pressed to find a decent bowl of classic Japanese ramen; now the city has a growing number of venues where they can procure the noodles and broth. However, settling on one can be a slippery investigation for any diner: Who’s ladling the most balanced broth? Whose noodles contain the optimum amount of alkalinity? What’s better, authenticity or audacity? Here are 16 that check the right boxes — be it in shio (salt), shoyu (soy sauce), miso (fermented soy beans), or tonkotsu (pork bone) form.
If you’re planning to support these local establishments, it’s best to go pick up the order yourself. Most restaurants’ delivery options are handled by third-party platforms that take a sizeable cut of every order placed, meaning that less of your money is going into the hands of small business owners.Read More