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.
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.
Tokusen Sapporo Miso Ramen 4.2/5/
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
1 Kim Seng Promenade
Tel: +65 68359109
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line), Outram Park (EW Line, NE Line), Tiong Bahru (EW Line)
Daily: 11am - 10pm
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]