Saturday, July 1, 2017

Men-ichi Sapporo Ramen @ Great World City - The Original Taste of Miso Ramen

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Shokutsu Ten Japanese Food Street has moved into the city with the opening of its third outlet at Great World City. The Japanese food enclaves at its third venue presents 5 food, beverage and retail brands under one roof. Joining Ichiban Boshi and Kuriya Japanese Market in the expanded area at the basement of Great World City is Men-ichi Sapporo Ramen, offering the original and rich taste of the famed Sapporo ramen.

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Sapporo Spicy Miso Ramen 4/5

The ramen at Men-ichi Sapporo Ramen is made using the traditional Sapporo method, bean sprouts, minced pork and leek, stir fried together with a collagen rich miso infused tonkotsu broth. Accompanying the rich broth is the thick, curly Nishiyama noodles specially imported from Hokkaido.

The Sapporo Spicy Miso Ramen ($17.90) comes with 3 pieces of char siew in a special spicy sauce. While I enjoyed the miso-based tonkotsu broth, I felt that the spicy sauce did not quite have the punch to it. The char siew is also not those melted in the mouth type but thick and meaty.

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Tokusen Sapporo Miso Ramen 4.2/5/

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I preferred the Tokusen Sapporo Miso Ramen ($19.50) for its rich and intense miso flavours in the pork bone broth, not distracted by the chilli sauce. My bowl of noodle comes with 2 pieces charsiew, potato wedges, minced meat, onion, egg, bamboo shoots, leek, bean sprouts, corns and seaweed. While I enjoyed the bowl of slurping goodness, I just don't understand the purposes of potato wedges. I doubt this is part of the original in Sapporo.

Note: This is an invited tasting.


Men-ichi Sapporo Ramen
Great World City
Shokutsu Ten Japanese Food Street
#B1-01/02/03/04
1 Kim Seng Promenade
Singapore 237994
Tel: +65 68359109
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Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line), Outram Park (EW Line, NE Line), Tiong Bahru (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 10pm

Direction:
1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop opposite Orchard MRT station (Stop ID B09022). Take bus number 16 or 175. Alight 4 bus stops later. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Outram Park MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop opposite Outram MRT station. (Stop ID B06011). Take bus number 75 or 970. Alight 5 stops later. Walk to Great World City. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

3) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to bus stop at Tiong Bahru MRT station (Stop ID 10169). Take bus number 5, 16 or 195. Alight 4 stops later. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

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