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Oodles of Noodles in Calgary

By IAN DOIG

Chili goma ramen at Shikiji Japanese Noodles & Sushi (Photo: Jason Dziver)

Chili goma ramen at Shikiji Japanese Noodles and Sushi (Photo: Jason Dziver)

Beat the late-winter chill at one of Calgary’s warm and wonderful noodle houses.

Shikiji Japanese Noodles and Sushi
Chili goma ramen is the top-selling noodle bowl at this cozy Japanese restaurant. Served piping hot, it features ground pork, bamboo shoots and shiitake mushrooms in a spicy, golden sesame broth topped with peanuts and green onion.
• Shikiji Japanese Noodles and Sushi, 1608 Centre St NE, shikiji.ca
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King & I Noodle House
Located inside The King I Thai Cuisine, this casually elegant room serves pan-Asian noodle bowls. The succulent house-made wonton soup features a light broth with lettuce. Also try the spicy udon seafood noodle soup with shrimp, squid and crab sticks in a sour-and-spicy broth.
• King & I Noodle House, 822 – 11 Ave SW, www.kingandi.ca
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Goro + Gun
Opening March 27 in Scotia Centre, Goro + Gun will serve ramen bowls, tapas-style skewers and sushi. Its shio tonkotsu ramen is a subtly flavoured combination of noodles, dried scallops, marinated barbecue pork belly and kikurage mushrooms topped with ginger, green onion and roasted garlic oil. Optional sides include smoked, soft-boiled egg.
• Goro + Gun, 225 – 7 Ave SW, twitter.com/goroandgun
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Orchid Room Fusion Cuisine
This fusion restaurant in Bankers Hall serves Thai, Vietnamese and French-influenced dishes in an indoor-patio setting. Order the pho. Rice noodles in fragrant broth with basil and cilantro, soups are topped with sliced chicken breast or scallops, prawns and calamari. The satay pho, a spicy peanut broth, is topped with seasoned and grilled chicken or beef.
• Orchid Room Fusion Cuisine, 315 – 8 Ave SW, www.orchidroom.ca
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