Friday, December 14, 2007


C says:

I’ve come to the conclusion that this place is highly underrated. We were here twice in the past week, because we wanted to check out LCD TVs at Audio House, and each time we left really satisfied.

Usually I order the Black Pig ramen, but I decided to try the Kyushu ramen on Monday night. Instead of thin shavings of pork, this one was more like the usual ramens – a big slice of char siew and a hard boiled egg (hard on the outside, gloriously oozy on the inside) in a milky pork bone broth. What kicked it up a notch was the dollop of mentaiko (cod roe) that was added on top. When stirred into the broth, the savoury mentaiko really adds a whole new flavour dimension to the already flavourful broth.

On Friday night, A had the Kyushu ramen and I decided to try the Hari Hari Nabe – a sukiyaki-type dish that comes with a simmering pot of dashi stock, vegetables, shimeji mushrooms, tung hoon and seasoned and minced black pig in a bamboo tube.

This is the perfect meal for me. Because tung hoon is made from mung beans and therefore isn’t technically a carb, this could almost qualify as a healthy dish, if only there weren’t so much of it. One serving is huge and is probably enough for 2 to share, and a good deal at $19.90. The minced pork was really well seasoned and very tasty, even more so when dipped into the kick-ass dipping sauce that contained, among other things, ponzu sauce and grated daikon.

While the waitstaff do tend to start hurrying you out by about 9.15 (last orders at 9.30) and brandish the bill at you before you’re done cos they need to close their till, generally they’re very polite and friendly. We’ve come to the conclusion that this is a very convenient and pleasant place to have a quick dinner after work since it’s only about 5 minutes away.

A says:

Note to self: the portions are quite big though so don’t other too many extras.

#B1-50 Liang Court Shopping Centre
Tel: 6338-3186
Opens: 11.30am to 10pm daily (Last order 9.30 pm)

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