Miso Tan Tan Deluxe: Featuring a miso curry broth, this is one delicious bowl
On the hip stretch of Queen West between Bathurst and Trinity Bellwoods, a game-changing ramen spot recently opened its doors to the neighbourhood—and it’s making miso hungry! (Ahem, sorry. Couldn’t help myself.)
The name Ramen Misoya (“miso store”) may be familiar to globe trotting noodle connoisseurs in the city. With over 100 locations across Japan and 30 more internationally, Misoya has established itself as a leader and innovator in the ramen world— more specifically, in the realm of miso (a savoury, umami-rich fermented soybean mixture). In fact, the brand is so committed to a fab culinary experience that its New York City location has been Michelin Guide– recommended since 2013.
Stepping into Misoya from the chilly fall weather here in Toronto, you’ll find your senses instantly delighted. The newly renovated space features a mixture of wood and metal accents, complemented by oversized greyscale photos splashed across the walls. Speakers playing today’s biggest hits will put a little skip in your step as you’re shown to a table. And when the comforting warmth of brewing miso hits your nose and you hear the familiar sizzle of good things to come from the open kitchen at the back of the restaurant, you’ll feel positively dizzy with ramen-ticipation. (Can’t stop, won’t stop with the bad puns.)