|Orchard Central #07-12/13|
The place is fairly simple in its decor and also fairly small. I'd say at most it can only accomodate maybe about 20+ people? I didn't really count but it's not a huge joint per se and it pretty much only serves Ramen.
There aren't too many selections to choose from, maybe about 6 ramen in total if I recall correctly. I guess they're concentrating on having a few specialties instead of trying to serve everything. Which is good in a way. Anyway, those who know me will not be surprised to find out I ordered the Chashu-men. That's pretty my staple when I go to eat Ramen.
It came out pretty quickly and looked pretty appetizing. That and I was really hungry. But again, I like the amount of pork they put into the bowl. The soup was decent, above average for a ramen store in Singapore. The pork could have used a bit more fat in it overall to make it a bit more tender. Some bits were just nice while others were a bit too lean. The noodles were okay but I've never really had noodles that made me go WOW, these noodles are awesome. The only real issue I had with the ramen was that there was too many bean sprouts in the ramen. It was literally one whole clump of beansprouts and while I ordinarily like beansprouts, I just found this a weird choice to add to Ramen.
Overall, this was a pretty decent Ramen. I would go there again if I was in the vicinity and I wanted to eat Ramen. The price seems to be about average with what Ramen costs now in Singapore, at 16 SGD for a bowl of Chashu but 12 SGD for a cheaper bowl that's just called Ramen. Taste is decent although I still prefer Menya Musashi because it has more choices.
Also lastly, I'm pretty sure they painted the faces of the chefs onto the wall of the restaurant. I was looking at the wall and I was thinking this looks like the chefs. Apparently the people I was with were thinking the same thing too.