I actually never planned beforehand to go to Yah Yah Ya Ramen. It was a rainy day and I was out in Richmond with my mom when we decided to eat out for lunch. And I REALLY didn’t want to go to Deer Garden again… Luckily, I remembered that Yah Yah Ya Ramen was nearby so we decided to go check it out!
The gyozas were decent with a relatively thin wrapper and the filling was moist although I felt like it was lacking some porky flavour. While the gyozas were delicious, they are a bit expensive and I don’t feel like they are a must-order item.
Ramen Set ($13):
The Ramen Set comes with your choice of ramen flavour and a small portion of their negi-chashu don. I decided to go for the shoyu with hard noodles, heavy taste, and normal oil. Hey, if I’m getting ramen, I might as well indulge, right? First taste and I was indeed hit with the strong flavours but not a lot of depth. While it did get a bit salty for me towards the end, it’s better than a bland broth. The noodles had quite a bit of bite to them, just like how I wanted them to be and the chashu was melt-in-your-mouth tender. The ramen was satisfying and the portion was quite large.
Doesn’t it look so cute and yummy?!? Taste-wise though, I found the chashu to be quite dry and not like the piece in the ramen. The mayo added some much needed moisture to the dish. The green onions helped to cut through the heaviness by adding some fresh contrast. This was pretty filling so I was stuffed after the meal!
I like that Yah Yah Ya Ramen allows me to enjoy ramen without having to head all the way downtown. While the food isn’t out of this world and doesn’t compare to the ramen shops downtown, it’s still a good option if you’re in the area. Service was extremely friendly and attentive during my visit so that made the overall experience better :)