Motomachi Shokudo

ramen vancouver

Vancouver’s West End is Ramenland. Motomachi is the foodie darling. This tiny noodle bar is a few blocks out from the Stanley Park and is an excellent refuel point, with continuous service from lunch through late night.

The must-try is the smoky bamboo charcoal miso broth ramen, with an unusual depth of flavour – dare we say umami – springy noodles, char siu,  soft boiled agg and bamboo shoots. The bamboo charcoal is not just for taste, it’s also said to help you detox. Second best bowl – spicy miso with organic chicken. In summer, you can and should order cold ramen. The gyoza here are great for small folk with busy fingers.

If Motomachi is full, scoot a few doors down to Kintaro, their more straight-laced but skilled big sister. The must order here is miso tonkatsu.

Tip: bring a clip-on travel high chair, if it’s easier for you than bouncing your small folk on your lap. They don’t have high chairs.
740 Denman Street, no website

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Small Folk Travel is a family travel site by mama and travel writer Taraneh Jerven. The Jerven family (two toddlers, one bun in the oven) travels incessantly. When researching our trips, we couldn't find the family travel coverage we were looking for. We did our own research. We wrote the family travel guides ourselves. Taraneh Jerven writes for international travel publishers including and DK Eyewitness Travel. We cover good stuff for discerning parents and their little ones. Often these overlap. If they don't, we take turns.

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