Ganso Ramen (Brooklyn, NY)

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Who would’ve thought Brooklyn had some of the best Ramen you’d ever taste?  I thought Brooklyn was known for pizza and other great people that has absolutely nothing to do with food.  Ganso Ramen is a Japanese restaurant that proudly serves classic ramen and Japanese comfort food.  A Downtown Brooklyn fixture, that has been awarded the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand for many years.  The restaurant is located off of Bond Street and can be reached by eleven subway lines: A, B, C, F, G, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5.  The interior of the restaurant isn’t huge, but it’s very clean and simple.  (Sorry I couldn’t provide pictures of the inside, I honestly forgot)


Ramen is one of my favorite Japanese dishes because it’s light and packed with flavor. I know when I eat Ramen I won’t get full too quickly and every Ramen is made with different ingredients.  I was able to stop in this place after I had a huge milkshake because I knew it would be a light simple meal.  I decided to order a main dish and an appetizer to have a taste of both sides.  The first dish I had was the Sizzling Gyoza.  It consisted of House-made pork-and-garlic chive pot stickers served on a sizzling plate, and chili oil-soy sauce to go with it.  Think of TGI Fridays Sizzling Chicken and Shrimp but replace that with Dumplings.  The dumplings were tasty and packed with flavor. Dumplings are never a “seek out” item when I travel to restaurants, but I was glad this was ordered.  The pork was light and the chives weren’t too potent.


The next meal I had was the GANSO SHOYU.  It’s their signature Tokyo-style, deep soy sauce-chicken broth, toothsome Tokyo noodles, roasted pork belly chashu, ajitama egg, and greens dish.  This Ramen dish was one of the best if not the best that I had.  The pork belly was cooked perfectly and wasn’t too salty.  The broth of the dish wasn’t salty either, even though ramen’s broth is known for being salty.  I was pleasantly surprised by how light this dish was and the cost didn’t hurt my pockets either.  At $16, this dish is well worth it.  But, come to think about it, should you be spending more than $20 on Ramen if it doesn’t include any meats that are delectable?  The egg was cooked perfectly and if you love eggs as much as I do then you’ll appreciate the way the yolk is prepared for this dish.


Overall, if you’re looking for a light meal in Brooklyn then this is a go to.  The ingredients that are made with these dishes are like no other.  I was thoroughly pleased.


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