I eat at Santouka quite a bit and really love the stock they make for their soups. For the summer they’ve had one special in addition to the menu and it totally didn’t appeal to me but now with the changing season the special has changed to something I like-Tan Tan Men-sesame flavored broth that is like a peanut sauce type flavor and usually involves chili oil on top and ground pork as the protein instead of the sliced pork usually found in ramen noodle soup.
For $10.95 is priced right and is filling bowl of noodles like all there other soups are.
They serve it with a spoon I have never seen before at a ramen place, as you can see it’s full of holes so it’s a great way to get a nice amount pork in a bite but it was really awkward to ave in the bowl with the chopsticks-the tips would get stuck in the holes!
Also to complete the meal I had some of their awesome pork gyoza, for $5 they are some of the pricier gyoza out there but they are delish.
If you find yourself downtown and are looking for a new or solid ramen place check these guy’s out and it’s worth the wait.