You can pick how ‘numbing’ you want your spicy ramen at this new noodle shop

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Does Vancouver need another ramen shop? Considering that the newest member of the Menya Kouji Group of ramen restaurants (Ramen Butcher, Ramen Gojiro) is in Burnaby, maybe that’s a non-issue.

Ramen Gaoh has just opened up their doors, specializing in miso ramen, including a fiery hot bowl that lets you determine just how spicy and numb you want your meal to be.

Ramen Gaoh is located at 4518 East Hastings Street in Burnaby. The new noodle shop is wrapping up their soft launch and will have their grand opening on November 2, 2018.

Much like their sibling ramen restaurants, Ramen Gaoh zeroes in on a single style of ramen. While for Ramen Butcher it’s tonkotsu, and Gojiro the jiro style, Gaoh is all about miso ramen. In particular, Gaoh says their miso hails from a trio of regions in Japan and is custom-blended to produce what they tout as “a perfect balance of sweetness and umami.”

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DRAKE IS NOT THE ONLY SCORPION ? ___ scorpion ramen (signature spicy soup from chicken + pork broth with a secret miso blend, spice level 3 ???) from the newly opened @ramengaoh (4518 E Hastings st) part of the same family tree that brought u @theramenbutcher + @ramengojiro ***$6 ramen special from now till this thursday, don’t sleep fam!!!! ??? ___ #teamchomp alerrrt a ? homie #foodbeast #eatfamous #infatuation #zagat #dishedvan #f52grams #buzzfeedfood #yahoofood #foodintheair #feedyoursoull #eeeeeats #beautifulcuisines #oktoberfest #spoonfeed #thekitchn #onthetable #foodporn #foodstagram #foodstyling #getinmybelly #vancouverfoodie #curiocityvan #eatingfortheinsta #eater #feastagram #narcityvancouver

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Traditionally, miso ramen is served with Chijire noodles, which are cooked al dente, and the standard array of toppings can include combinations of bean sprouts, ground meat, butter, or corn.

On the menu at Ramen Goah is the Shiro Miso (White soybean paste), the Aka Miso (Red soybean paste), and the Misotarian (miso and soymilk) vegetarian broth. But Gaoh’s star is set to be their Scorpion Ramen, a broth made of chicken, pork, and miso, with your choice of spiciness and numbing, each offered on a scale of one to three.

Side dishes include five kinds of gyoza, fried chicken with various sauces, and fried meat balls (Miso Shiso Tsukune Ball), as well as salad and rice.

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SCORPION RAMEN / SHIRO MISO / AKA MISO ($6 RAMEN SOFT OPENING SPECIAL) ? • @ramengaoh __ NEW RAMEN SPOT IN BURNABY! Ramen Gaoh is a sister restaurant to Ramen Gojiro & The Ramen Butcher. But their specialization is in MISO BROTHS. My favourite of the 3 is the Shiro Miso, made out of white soybean paste for a relatively lighter and creamy broth. Their karaage is also just like Gojiro's – massive. If you enjoy generous noodle portions, thick + fatty pork and heavier broths, this spot will meet your needs ? __ Ps. Somehow their noodles taste like chinese stir-fry in soup noodle form ? __ Tag a ?? RAMEN LOVER ?? to alert them #vancouverfoodie #ramengaoh #ramen #burnabyfood #burnaby #narcityvancouver #vancouver #dishedvan #curiocityvan #dishedvan #noods #foodbeast #vftakesvancouver

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Heads up that during their soft opening Ramen Gaoh has had long lineups and will close for the day if they run out of noodles.

Ramen Gaoh is located at 4518 East Hastings Street in Burnaby and is open from 11 am to 10 pm daily; last call for food orders is 30 minutes prior to closing.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom