Yoshimaru Ramen Bar, Singapore
I got pretty excited when I heard that another ramen shop from Japan had set up an outlet here in Singapore (31 Lorong Liput in Holland Village, 6463-3132), especially since they specialized in my favorite tonkotsu. So we came on down here today to give it a try. It looked encouraging enough at first, with a focused menu and a full array of condiments at one's disposal. But when I got my moridakusan bowl, I was a bit let down, as the broth was borderline too thin for me. The gyoza were also surprisingly limp.
Don't get me wrong; this was still pretty good stuff. If I lived nearby then I'd probably come down here from time to time. And I did like most of the ingredients, including the tasty pork. But for me, the broth is the most important thing, and just wasn't robust enough (whereas Santouka is a bit *too* thick). I guess I'm just rather particular when it comes to tonkotsu, but either way, I'm glad to see that ramen shops are still popping up around here.