The Chaplin in Shaw

I’m probably late to the party but I finally got a chance to experience ramen at the Chaplin in Shaw. I had been previously for drinks but never to dine so after watching way too many of my peeps instagramming the hella out of their eating escapades, I wanted to give it a go!

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I met my friend Jen (who had not been there either) and we got there with time to spare for their happy hour (1/2 half their wines by the glass and some of their cocktails). Their drinks are fun and unexpected so it’s an adventure to venture into their concoctions. .Since I had exhausted their drink menu, I went with a glass of red while Jen had one of their mules.

In between gabbing back and forth, we managed to tackle a few dishes.

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I certainly couldn’t resist the drunken dumplings – alcohol injected into the dumplings – uh, yes please!

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Jen decided to check out the wakame salad – she was kind enough to share and we both couldn’t get enough of the pieces of chikuwa in the salad. Delicious!

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Jen forgoed on the ramen and decided to get a plate of their dumplings and the spareribs. **Warning: the ribs are a serious portion even though they’re considered a small plate.

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I got the Chaplin and asked for an addition of corn. I like the texture of the noodle but would have preferred a more robust broth.

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The atmosphere is boisterous so groups would have a great time in the bar area but with the decibel level a little high, a more intimate gathering might enjoy the downstairs bar or weather permitting, the outdoor area.

Definitely a fun place to gab, nosh & imbibe.

— MXM

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