We need to talk about Ramen.

How about some authentic Ramen, the kind that you usually find in a good restaurant? I’m not talking about the freeze-dried stuff that comes with a “flavor packet”. If you’re feeling daring, we can talk about making some homemade Ramen later, but for now, let’s focus on where we can find some in Bensalem, right at this moment.

Foodies waited with bated breath for Soho Ramen to open, delayed over a year and finally having their grand opening last summer. After a quick menu adjustment, Soho was set to be Bensalem’s spot not only for Ramen but also Karrage (Japanese Fried Chicken), Takoyaki (Octopus Dumplings), Don Buri (Rice Bowls), Udon, and Soba noodles.

Takoyaki
Soho Ramen Takoyaki

While Soho Ramen was gearing up, Shogun Japanese Steakhouse hid a secret at its unassuming strip mall. It’s one of the best bowls of Ramen I’ve ever had. Thinking it might have been a one-off success, I went back again and again and again. Ten times to be exact, eleven bowls in total!

All just as good as that first one, including all the variations.

Shogun's Signature Ramen
Shogun’s Signature Ramen

Soho has great food, let’s make that clear. However, the star of the restaurant isn’t the Ramen it’s all the other dishes I listed. Something is lacking in the quality of the noodles. The texture is a little off, as is the flavor. The other elements are good, the various broths they have available including all the add-ins. Altogether they serve a good bowl of Ramen and great food otherwise.

The title of best Ramen in Bensalem goes to Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, at least at the writing of this post. If you don’t want to think about what to get just order the Shogun Signature Ramen, which is a Tonkotsu (a pork-based broth) Shio (salt flavor) with Charshu (roast pork), shrimp, grilled chicken, fish cake (Naruto), stir-fried bean sprouts, bok-choy, bamboo shoots, wood ear, sweet corn, green onion, medium boiled ramen egg, and nori (seaweed).

Now if you want to be adventurous and craft your own bowl, they have 5 different broths to choose from, along with protein choices and vegetable add-ins.

There are no wrong choices, just more bowls of Ramen to eat.

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi
2080 Street Rd
Bensalem, PA 19020
Website
(215) 633-0888

Soho Ramen
1982 Street Rd Unit B
Bensalem, PA 19020
Website
(267) 523-5141

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