Sansotei Ramen on Adelaide marks the eighth outpost of this popular Japanese noodle brand.
Since it first launched back in 2012 with its original store by Yonge and Dundas, Sansotei has exploded across the city with locations in City Place, Highway 7, and Square One.
With just enough seating for 24 guests, this iteration on Adelaide is probably most convenient for takeout orders of Sansotei's pork bone broth and noodles, or a quick dine-in lunch.
The menu is the same across the board at all of Sansotei's locations, meaning you can expect the 24-hour simmered pork bone broth, made fresh daily, and springy ramen noodles (think or thin) that catapulted the brand to popularity in the first place.
The only new addition is the negi shoga gyoza ($6.50): a green onion-covered serving of dumplings with a generous filling of ginger paste.
The menu consists of 6 different types of ramen ($12.75), including a vegetarian tomato-based soup with hokkaido scallops and shiitake.
All the other soups include pork belly, which has recently gotten a recipe upgrade with a slightly sweeter sauce.
The change isn't too noticeable, especially when served in a bowl of rich Tonkotsu Black ($12.75), which is served with incredibly flavourful garlic oil with black fungus, green onion, and the classic runny hanjuku tamago.
For something less garlicky, opt for the signature tonkotsu ($12.50).
The spicy tantan ($12.50), which is a soupy, Japanese version of the Sichuan dan dan noodles, with ground pork, bamboo shoots, and an egg.
Given its central location in a bustling commercial area, this Sansotei is definitely best suited for ramen-to-go or a quick pit stop for delicious broth.