New at Paragon is Le Shrimp Ramen by Paradise Group. The new concept is inspired from the group's CEO visit to Japan, whereby he chanced upon a shrimp-based broth ramen stall. After month's of R&D, the new concept is born, marrying both Chinese and Japanese culinary influences which is a first in Singapore.
The highlight shrimp broth is made using fresh big prawns, baking them and then grinded to a fine texture. This is then simmered with premium conpoy for more than 8 hours, to develop the depth and umami note. A blend of spices such as star anise, cinnamon, clove and white peppercone are added for the extra robustness.
Le Signature Trio Shrimp Ramen 4.2/5
The 3-in-1 bowl will be the Le Signature Trio Shrimp Ramen ($19.90). The luscious bowl of La Mian comes with fresh prawns, handmade ebiko prawn paste and prawn dumplings. Noteworthy is the bouncy prawn paste that is shaped out of 100% prawn meat with the ebiko topping lending a crunchy touch. The prawn dumpling is always plump with fresh crunchy prawn. The highlight definitely is the shrimp-based broth. It is not your typical prawn mee broth. It is more refined in taste with a hint of smokiness.
Twister Prawn Rolls 4/5
Complete your meal with a number of appetisers and side dishes such as the Twister Prawn Rolls ($5.90) and Long Jing Tea Lava Egg ($1.90 per egg). The crispy texture of the prawn roll is very delightful. I would recommend the lave egg with the La Mian, this makes it a complete ramen experience.
Long Jing Tea Lava Egg 4.5/5
For diners that are allergy to shell fish, need not worry as there are other noodle selection such as the Red Garoupa with Pickled Cabbage Tonkotsu Ramen ($18.90). The bowl of noodles in tonkotsu ramen comes with chunky slices of red garoupa and pickled cabbage. What perks me up is the mala shiokness, which is not overpowering but lends a subtle spiciness to the whole enjoyment.
Red Garoupa with Pickled Cabbage Tonkotsu Ramen 4.2/5
Other selection on the menu includes Big Prawns and Braised Pork Rib Shrimp Ramen, Ebiko Prawn Paste Shrimp Ramen, Prawn Dumpling with Chilli Vinaigrette Ramen and more.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
Le Shrimp Ramen
290 Orchard Road
Nearest MRT: Somerset (NS Line)
Daily: 1030am - 10pm
1) Alight at Somerset MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to ground level. Turn left onto Orchard Road. Walk to junction of Orchard Road, Orchard Link and Cairnhill Road. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]