595 River Road Edgewater, NJ 07020
So, there's a little ramen shop situated inside Mitsuwa in Edgewater, New Jersey that's called Santouka Ramen. It's actually the very first place I had my first ever taste of real, legit ramen!
On our (me & Will) most recent visits to Mitsuwa, we've been coming to Santouka for dinner. I thought the line for Santouka during noon time was nuts, but it's nuts during the evening hours too. Will waited on line for almost 15-20 minutes and the wait for our ramen was 20-25 minutes.
The cha-shu that was in the Toroniku-Ramen is a simmered pork cheek meat. Very rich flavor and tender! I actually really enjoyed the Toroniku-Ramen because it was savory, rich with flavor, and harmonious!
|Sake Ikura Rice Bowl|
I've never had the sake ikura rice bowl, but it was really good! We mixed the salmon and caviar really well with the rice and it was delicious. There was no seasoning, salt, or sweetness to it. It had a slight buttery taste to it. So nice that even with slightly or no seasoning, a bowl of rice with salmon and caviar is still oh-so-yummy!
Overall, I enjoyed our casual dining experience at Mitsuwa and with Santouka ramen. Will and I tend to always come back to Santouka ramen a lot, maybe it's time to change it up a bit. Since I didn't really enjoy my miso ramen and it was too salty, we're actually taking a ramen break for now even though ramen is one of the best food to have in this frigid weather.
Likelihood to return: 80%