Friday, 13 February 2015

Shin-Sapporo Ramen

It was a weekday and we were looking for a place to have dinner. Settled on Shin-Sapporo Ramen, which was located at B2 of Orchard Gateway, as there was no queue. According to its website, Sapporo was hailed as the birthplace of miso ramen after it was created in 1954 by Morito Omiya from Sapporo. Was deciding between Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen and Tsukemen (not many places offer this) but was recommended the former. While I found the creamy rich pork bone broth cooked over high heat to extract essence of the meat and bones a tad salty, could neither rave about the bamboo shoots and vegetables nor fault the thin and straight Hakata noodles. I loved the perfectly soft-boiled egg, tender and well-marinated chashu and stewed pork chunks though would prefer more meats in my portion. Chose pork over shrimp gyoza  a good choice as the thin skin, char-grilled crisp on some parts, went well with the sweet and juicy pork filling. And the chawanmushi was smooth and lovely.

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