New Oakville ramen restaurant ‘exceptional’ to the last drop

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Published March 6, 2023 at 4:55 pm

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Beginning this weekend, Oakville residents will be able to try “exceptional” ramen bowls right down to the last drop.

Popular Japanese restaurant Kinton Ramen holding its grand opening this Saturday (March 11) from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at its brand new location in Oakville at 2051 Hampshire Gate (1-A2).

To celebrate the opening, the restaurant will be offering 50 per cent off signature ramen dishes for dine-in customers only.

Led by executive chef Aki Urata, Kinton Ramen was one of the first Japanese ramen restaurants in Toronto when it opened its doors in May of 2012.

“We strive to offer our guests an extraordinary dining experience every time,” Kinton Ramen said on its website. “Using the freshest ingredients to make the best quality noodles and broths, we invite guests to taste our exceptional ramen bowls right down to the last drop.”

A rich and flavourful soup base includes a blend of pork bone stock, chicken stock, fish, broth, vegetables, and filtered water.

The restaurant say it is particular about its noodles. Using what they say is a high quality flour and kneading the dough with a special air-tight mixing technique, they create “the best texture and flavour” in their noodles that will highly compliment their signature soup base.

They use locally-sourced Canadian pork and simmer the meat in their signature soup. It is then marinated in a special soy-sauce mixture.

Before serving, they brown the meat to help intensify the caramelized flavour.

The chicken, seasoned with mineral rock salt, is packed with juices and tender enough to cut with a butter knife.

The vegetarian broth is made with a hearty amount of vegetables and aromatics, including onion, carrots, ginger, garlic and Napa cabbage.

Then it’s seasoned with Japanese sake, Mirin sweet vinegar and mineral rock salt. The entire mixture is boiled and then simmered to reduce the volume, leaving a concentration of fresh flavour to use as the base of their vegetarian ramen offerings.

Tasty desserts include Kurogoma, Mango and Matcha cheesecake or try two scoops of Matcha ice cream.

There’s much more ahead. As well as the time-honoured traditional techniques, Kinton Ramen will be pushing the boundaries of what a ramen dish can be.

The new restaurant offers dine-in and takeout and is open seven days a week, from noon to 8 p.m.

For more, visit www.kintonramen.com or follow @kintonramen on Instagram.

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