Japanese comfort food on the Main
I think Montreal may be becoming ramen spoiled. And it’s not necessarily a bad thing. When Big in Japan first opened in 2010 I ate there a few months later. To be honest, at the time I was simply happy to have cheap Japanese pub food in a convenient location (St Laurent and Pins) and in many ways, I still am.
Big in Japan actually has quite an extensive menu but to be honest I always order the same three things. A bowl of salted edamame beans, some form of ramen noodle bowl and of course ice cream mochi.
The restauranteur behind the place seems to be somewhat well connected as it was featured in the Montreal episode of the new Anthony Bourdain show The Layover. To my surprise, I have been recently hearing strangely negative things about Big in Japan and I wasn’t sure why. I decided to revisit to investigate.
Edamame beans are, edamame beans – a great salty snack to pair with the Big in Japan house beer. Continue reading this review on Braised and Confused.