Friday, July 27, 2018

Ramen Revolution 2018 at Resorts World Sentosa

Kiramekinao Shiosoba

The Ramen Revolution festival is back at Sentosa this weekend. As with last year, most stalls already have a local presence: Suzuki, Santouka, Sakura, Teppei's Men-Men Tei, Kajiken, Ebi-Toro Menzo, plus Kanshoku and a couple of other local shops. There were only two that they flew in for this, and the first was the oddly-named Junk Story from Osaka. It's a Michelin Bib Gourmand shop doing a chicken and clam broth. The taste was extremely clean (almost like a matzo ball soup), but admittedly wasn't anything that got me too excited.

I was much happier with this tori paitan from a shop called Men Dokoro Wakamusha in Fukushima. The shallots gave it a much more interesting earthiness, while the noodles were flat and firmly cooked, all while being complemented with some thin but fatty pork. The broth wasn't as savory as Kagetsu, but was a solid tori paitan nonetheless. The only thing I didn't like was the boring bamboo shoots, but that's just nitpicking. I hope that they bring more shops from Japan down here next year.

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