Mississauga welcomes new restaurants on a monthly, sometimes weekly, basis, and we here at YourSauga always like to tell you about noteworthy openings to scratch any food itches or cravings you may have.

One of the latest such openings is Takumi Ramen, a new Asian cuisine restaurant at 1170 Burnhamthorpe Road West. It may come as a surprise to those who don’t know, Takumi Ramen has replaced the Swiss Chalet that recently shuttered its doors at 1170 Burnamthorpe Road.

So what can you get at Takumi Ramen? Well an extensive ramen menu that includes the hits like miso, spicy miso, tan tan, and Sapporo shio, among others. Bowls range from $12 to $16. However it’s not all just ramen, Takumi also offers incredible curry bowls, korokke, teriyaki, and lots of sides like eda-mame, chicken salad, wakame salad, kimuchi, and rice. To see the entire menu you should check out the awesome website for Takumi Ramen, which is themed like a manga book.

There’s no doubting the pedigree and quality of Takumi Ramen, but it has joined one of the busiest crowds in terms of cuisine. As you’re well aware, Mississauga is overflowing with restaurants and fast food joints, and perhaps none more so than that of Asian cuisine.

It seems like a new ramen or pho restaurant opens almost every week, and a quick preliminary search says there are more than 30 restaurants in the city that offer ramen alone. And that’s not even including malls with eateries like Shanghai 360 or Manchu Wok, that also offer similar dishes.

It seems the only type of food that is more readily available in Mississauga than ramen is pizza. Is there anything wrong with that? Surely the more the merrier, especially when it comes to quality food? Well it’s bitter/sweet situation because there can be too much of a good thing and at some stage some of these ramen restaurants will either close or fail before they get out of the gates.

Thankfully we’re not at that point yet, but it’s worth keeping in mind. Until then, head to Takumi Ramen and see if it can compete with the giants already in the scene.