At Crafty Ramen, we pride ourselves on making almost everything in house – crafting our broths, preparing our toppings and oils, and even making our own noodles from scratch. We use no artificial seasonings, flavourings or MSG in our bowls. Our menu is inspired by Japanese ramen, and contains a reworking of classic bowls combined with our own unique twists. No matter the offering, we put an innovative Crafty twist on everything we do. Our region influences many of these innovations, as we pride ourselves on using only the best local ingredients wherever possible. We work constantly to refine all of our products, in the ultimate goal of constant improvement.
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Our founders Miki and Jared met in Vancouver after Miki had moved from Japan to learn English there. Together, they then moved to Japan, and spent many years living and cooking in different cities. After attending the Yamato School of Ramen together, they toured the country in search of the best ramen shops. They returned to Canada, and opened the first Crafty Ramen in Guelph in 2017. The two pillars of Japanese ramen are regionality and innovation. We take inspiration from the principles of Japanese ramen and use them to try and answer the question: what does ramen look like in Ontario? We believe the only true rules of ramen are to constantly bend the rules.
We understand and appreciate the importance of region and locality in the tradition of ramen. We pride ourselves on using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. We work extensively with local butchers, and source our produce locally based on seasonal availability. Our house-made noodles are crafted with the highest quality Ontario wheat.We serve a number of different styles of ramen, and are proud that our menu contains a high proportion of vegan/vegetarian, and pork-free bowls and snacks
Wherever possible, we make our menu items from scratch and in house. This includes all three of our broths (Rich, Chicken, and Vegetable), all of our tares and oils, and our noodles. All of our ramen is made without artificial flavourings or MSG*.We make our noodles daily - our dedicated Noodle Maker spends each morning operating our noodle machine we imported straight from Japan. Many of our offerings are based on Miki’s family recipes, including our Gyoza which are also folded by hand each day.*We don't believe there is anything inherently wrong with MSG we simply choose not to use it
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