Thursday, April 26, 2007

Marutama Ramen

C says:

We’ve both been ill over the past few days (A got it from the army and passed it to me, hmph), so we’ve been having major comfort food cravings. On Thursday we went to Marutama Ramen again; I’ve been hankering for it ever since our last time here. I had the same thing as before – the standard chicken broth with char siew and a stewed egg. It was just as good as I remembered, if not better. The broth was even richer than before, and the stewed egg was insanely good. The soya sauce had penetrated into the very centre of the egg, and the yolk was perfectly gooey. A had the traditional ramen with added seaweed, and the bowl arrived pretty much covered with green.

We tried something new tonight as well – a side order of Yaki Char Siew, which is grilled char siew. This was absolutely fabulous, and a new thing for us to crave. Imagine the already meltingly tender char siew in their ramen, cut slightly thicker, and grilled to impart a charred smoky flavour. A squeeze of lemon juice to cut through the richness, and you’re in heaven.

I must say though that the noodles here are a little thin, since Japanese ramen is usually thicker and more substantial. But I guess since the chicken broth is lighter than the thicker pork bone-based broth that’s served at most other ramen joints, thinner noodles are used so that they don’t overpower the lightness of the broth.

A says:

Everything here is top notch since they have a Jap guy making sure the food is up to standard. I hope the standard stays just as high when he goes back.

Marutama Ramen
6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#03-90/91 The Central
Tel: 6534-8090
Opening hours: 11 am - 10 pm (last order 9.30 pm)

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