Prairie Noodle Shop is a prairie focused restaurant inspired by the desire to cook authentic comfort noodles from the owners home of Japan. However, they recognized the incredible terroir that Alberta has to offer and decided to create bowls inspired by Alberta while respecting the origins of the cuisine. Their focus is to create innovative flavours using locally sourced, high quality ingredients around Alberta and Edmonton.

“The pork from Alberta we get is fantastic, it’s our main seller,” says Chef and General Manager, Eric Hanson. 

Their mouth-watering prairie pork shio bowl includes roasted pork belly, smoked and pulled pork with umeboshi egg, sweet sesame corn, green onions and blackened garlic sesame oil. Made with rich pork broth and house dashi.

It’s no surprise the restaurant won Number One Ramen with deliciously crafted bowls like that. As for Chef Hanson, he won the gold metal plates in 2016 in Edmonton and bronze during the Canadian culinary championships. His culinary knowledge comes from travelling to 43 countries and cooking on four continents. 

“I worked as a consultant when the restaurant first opened, and fell in love with the owners and the project and have been on board ever since,” says Hanson.