Thanks to a reader for suggesting this ramen joint in one of the back alleys at Robertson Quay. I’d walked past it a couple of times but it looked a little forlorn at the time, so I (quite unfairly) didn’t give it a second thought.
After the recommendation, we went there on Thursday night and were very pleasantly surprised. The place looks really authentic, with lots of Japanese having a quick noodle dinner there so it must be good.
As per the recommendation, A had the miso ramen with scorched sesame and garlic oil. I decided to try the salty pork bone broth (rich). I thought rich would just mean the broth would be thicker, but actually it just means there’s a layer of oil on top. I added a stewed egg, and A added chashu.
A’s had an interesting flavour from the sesame (the garlic wasn’t very pronounced), but ultimately this isn’t to my liking. I don’t like anything that had too much peanut or sesame flavour. A really liked this though.
Mine was in comfort zone territory. The broth was pretty oily, but very tasty and not that salty notwithstanding the name. The noodles are quite thin, nice and springy, and the stewed egg was really good, albeit a bit on the salty side.
Service is really good and prices are what you’d expect at a typical ramen joint these days. The food comes really fast so it’s ideal for a quick dinner after work.
Very good and not super expensive. Well worth a try.
Menya Shinchan Japanese Noodle Restaurant
30 Robertson Quay
#01-05 Riverside View
Lunch (weekdays only): 11.30 am to 3 pm
Dinner: 6 pm to 10 pm