Kanada in London provides Middle of the Road Ramen
Kanada-Ya ramen bar is a chain of restaurants found in London but originated from Japan. Truthfully the idea and markets are sound but as it would seem, the execution has faltered with their rapid expansion, possibly causing the quality of the dish to suffer.
First, the good. The aesthetic of the ramen actually appears above average (see image below or follow me on instagram). For the most part, the ingredients are properly placed and done so in an enticing manner.
But now for where the quality dips. One of the biggest letdowns was the quality of the pork chashu which was marinated decently but was actually overcooked and semi-tough.
The broth itself also lacked depth of flavor and was one dimensional. It wasn’t bad tasting by any means but there was nothing unique or extraordinary about the broth. If you’re like me who also appreciates a rich broth, this will be a bit of a letdown as well.
Lastly, the combination of the above made the overall execution middle of the road. The different ingredients married together to form a mediocre dish.
I’d say if you’re looking for some quick ramen and you’re in London, check out Kanada-Ya but I would not expect anything too extraordinary.