There are a ton of awesome places to grab a piping hot bowl of ramen in Vancouver, and Gyo Para is definitely one of the best.
The West Broadway gyoza and ramen bar has been creating drool-worthy grub using traditional methods that have been passed down for generations, not to mention they only the finest and freshest ingredients around.
The secret to the epic ramen starts at the base – the broth.
Gyo uses a Neu G7 Water Activation System, which means all soup broths are made in house with the purest water you can achieve.
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Rich in natural umami, the ramen here also boasts noodles made specifically to owner Tak’s standards, using machinery brought over all the way from Japan.
The Premium Tonkotsu Ramen comes in limited quantities and is made with rich pork broth with chashu, a soft-boiled egg, kikurage, ginger, green onions, and nori.
The other mega-popular ramen variety Gyo makes? Kara Miso Ramen. A wonderful mix of spicy miso broth with chashu, bean sprouts, a soft-boiled egg, and green onions.
This spot has five other kinds of ramens including a Cold Ramen made from julienned chashu, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, wakame, kikurage, a soft-boiled egg, and ginger. Gyo Para also makes some majorly tasty handmade gyoza in both vegetarian and original (pork) flavours.
The OG Gyo Paradise location opened in 1993 at Thurlow and Robson, but due to development in the area, the eatery had to close up shop and find new digs – fast forward eight months to their current spot at 2120 West Broadway, and you’ve got a delicious Gyo Paradise volume two.
Did we mention that students who flash ID get unlimited kaedama for no charge? Even if you’re not a student, Gyo’s big bowls of ramen run for just over $10, which makes for an irresistibly affordable (and filling) bowl.
Address: 2120 West Broadway, Vancouver