Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kagoshima's Menya Sanji in Singapore

Kuro Goma Ramen

Yet another ramen shop from Japan has opened its doors in Singapore, this one being at the Orchid Hotel (1 Tras Link #01-14, 6604-8891). Yes, that's the same address as Keisuke's Tonkotsu King, but on the west side of the building. Surely they must have gotten some inspiration from the long lines over there, as these guys had a bunch of plastic stools ready outside for lines on their first day.

I got there right at the opening hour, and I'm happy to say that I liked the rich and creamy broth. They had a few versions available today, mine being a blend of pork and chicken broths, but nonetheless milky enough to be satisfying. Adding to this was all of the varied textures in the bowl, including crunchy bean sprouts, green onions, and baby bok choy...not to mention the pleasantly firm noodles. The only thing that I didn't like was the chashu, which was totally unremarkable compared to Bari-Uma's.

Well, Keisuke's Tonkotsu King is still at the top of my list. But Sanji is a contender no less. I guess I'll have to go to Musashi and Bari-Uma a few more times (as well as try out the remaining bowls here) to do a fair comparison. Either way, it's cool to have more ramen shops opening up around here.

1 comment:

Daniel's Food Diary said...

Just curious how do you even know the store is opening! I tried it, loved it, though not as much as Keisuke :)