Food Review : ramen

Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or (occasionally) fish-based broth, often flavoured with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed and green onions. Nearly every region in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyushu to the miso ramen of Hokkaido. The origin of ramen is unclear. Some sources say it is of Chinese origin. Other sources say it was invented in Japan in the early 20th century. The name ramen is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese lamian. Ramen is the ultimate Japanese comfort food which Singaporeans know and love. A piping hot bowl of curly yellow noodles in a thick umami packed broth to warm you up. You can often find the best ramen spots in the most inconspicuous of places, cosy hole in the wall joints, true to the authentic ramen experience. Here is a list of some of the best ramen shops in Singapore.

1) Sanpoutei Ramen: #B1-04 Shaw House 350 Orchard Road, Singapore 238868

2) Sapporo Ramen Miharu: 01-06, 9 Raffles Boulevard. Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596

3) Chabuton: 313 Orchard Road, #B2-01 Somerset 313, Singapore 238895

4) Keisuke Tonkatsu King: 1 Tras Link, #01-19 Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867

Don’t forget to slurp the noodles loudly to send your compliments to the chef. Pretty obnoxious elsewhere, but it is completely acceptable and a sign that you are enjoying your bowl of ramen.

Germaine Ong 2L

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