Thursday, July 15, 2010

Shin-Sapporo Ramen

One of the three ramen adventure in June. Was exploring the circle line with the wife when we chanced upon this small establishment tucked in the corner of Suntec City. This place is not easy to find, and it is located outside the main mall. It does help that it is just in front of one of the exits of Promenade Station.

Not too sure how authentic is the claim but it sure caught our eye. It did not help that we were on a ramen rampage, having had ramen for lunch just the day before. Probably our intense desire to visit North Japan played a part in the decision too.

Ton Ramen

The menu is very specialised. The mains consisted of, what else but ramen. They did had some side dishes, but having had a late and heavy breakfast, we decided to give it them a miss. The Ton Ramen ($15) came in a heavy, creamy soup, boiled extensively out of pork bones. The soup had this natural sweetness of fresh meat that easier goes down. This is akin to having a bowl of hot chicken soup when you are really hungry, or down with flu. The ramen was springy (QQ), the way I like it but may be a little undercooked for some. Pork slices (3!) were average and the egg, just like how you would expect it, well marinated in soy and a runny yolk, from a decent ramen joint. (3.5/5)

Miso (Spicy) Ramen

How can you come to the birthplace of miso-ramen without ordering one? We had the spicy miso ramen ($15). The soup base was decent, with nothing special to shout about. Although the addition of the spicy paste did kick it up one level and actually goes well as a overall meal. 

Overall, it was a average dining experience. It was 2pm when we arrived and the restaurant is almost closed for their afternoon break (3pm). The place can sit around 20, with additional seats at the bar where you can watch the chefs dish up your orders. A decent place to have a quick lunch with reasonable price.

Shin-Sapporo Ramen
3 Temasek Boulevard #01-223
Suntec City Mall S(038983)
Tel: 6836-3538

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