Bena sprouts, onion, BBQ pork, menma (bamboo shoot), green onion, corn, angel aired Japanese leek, white pepper.
Bean sprouts, menma (bamboo shoot), soft-boiled local organic egg, seasoned green vegetables, BBQ pork, white pepper, nori, green onion, herbs. Authentic flavor that comes from unpasteurized raw soy-sauce.
Motomachi Shokudo uses a special soup that is made with organic chicken and fresh organic vegetables. Their BBQ pork is barely-fed and they strive to use organic ingredients when possible. They do not make use of chemical seasonings.
In case you wanted to know, their Organic Chicken is from Thomas Reid Farm, their Organic Eggs are from Astra Farm, and their Organic Vegetables are from Pro Organics.
The ambiance is quite different from Kintaro. It is not as hot and stuffy as Kintaro. Another thing I noticed was that it was not as noisy. I appreciated the decor...again, quite different from Kintaro.
The service was great. Server was very friendly and attentive to our needs.
Now onto the food...started off with the Butchigiri Gyoza (Pan-fried pork gyoza). It was interesting that only 4 pieces showed up on the plate. However, these were a little bit larger than usual so that was fine. The gyozas were okay...nothing that blew my mind away.
For the main course, my dinning partner had the New Generation Miso Ramen, while I had the Nama-Shoyu Ramen. I thought the Ramen was pretty good. However, I thought that the Ramen served at Kintaro was better. But then again, when I'm at Kintaro, I normally go with the rich soup and fatty pork, which adds a lot more flavor.
I like to think of Moto Sho as a cleaner and healthier version of Kintaro.
If you are a fan of Ramen or Kintaro, I recommend giving this a shot.
740 Denman Street, Vancouver