Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Menya Kaiko Hokkaido Ramen, Singapore

Kaiko Ramen with Aka Miso

This stall at the basement of the new ION Orchard mall (#B4-53) was memorable because it had a bowl of ramen that went for nearly S$30 (US$21) featuring a gigantic crab leg. We didn't get a chance to try it the first time we went to the mall, but we were in the neighborhood tonight and stopped by. I grabbed their namesake bowl, which was fortunately much cheaper at only S$12 (US$8.50).

It was a bit of a letdown, as it really didn't taste like much more than some of that boxed stuff that I had at home. Granted, it was much better than some of the other shops out there (like Aoba), but it was oily and frankly a bit boring, especially given the limited condiment selection. Well, they did provide a choice of miso at least, so if we eat this again then I'll have to try the white miso instead.


Anonymous said...

I have never tried this ramen place but there is one that I think is good. It's called Baikohken at North Canal Road. It is super crowded during lunch time.

Pete said...

My goodness, eating ramen in Singapore is getting to be more expensive than in Tokyo! Thanks for the timely review.

ene said...

I tried this place recently and like you, was disappointed. What made it worst was the fact that for 2 (simple) bowls of ramen, we paid $35!

A total disappointment.

I'm surprised you mention that it's better than Aoba because so many bloggers are talking about it. Looks like it's not worth a visit then.

Marutama for me. Anytime!

ene said...

By the way, we tried the white miso. No good.

(And I'm a BIG ramen fan).

Anonymous said...

don't bother dude.. that ion place sucks - despite the japanese staff.

go back to menya shinchan and get the kuro mayu (burnt sesame oil) miso ramen! and get it katame :) that's gotta be the best bowl in sg atm.

i like it almost as much as gogyo - but it's not soo burnt.

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

tampopo! =)))

BanBan said...

Went to try... not too bad, better than many of the others I tried. But agree it's a little pricey.