Japanese

Japanese

Featuring The Assembly Ground (The Cathay), Ramen Nagi (ION Orchard), USHIO Sumiyaki & Sake Bar, Gochi-So Shokudo ごち惣食堂 (One Raffles Place), Abundance (Redhill), DON DON DONKI (JCube), Aburi-EN (Guoco Tower), Ichi Umai (Junction Nine), YAYOI (United Square), The Lunar Rabbit Boulangerie (Lavender)
Bread Dinosaur
Bread Dinosaur

🍜 Green King Ramen
📍Ramen Nagi (@ramennagisingapore)
📌 ION Orchard
💰 $17.90++

I really wanted to get the red spicy ramen bowl because I love torturing myself with spice but unfortunately, I was dealing with a lot of pghlem and snot that day (yum yum) so in my best interest, I got the next most interesting item, the Green King Ramen.

This broth is made with basil and even comes with parmesan cheese and bacon, a truly unique fusion of flavours. The soup broth was rich and “fatty” with a liberal amount of oil and a nice umami flavour. The noodles were bouncy and chewy (you can customise the doneness of the noodles, btw). The chashu pieces left something to be desired as they were kinda dry and a little on the bland side.

The broth was definitely the outstanding part of this dish. However it’s really pricey (about $21 after taxes) and there are cheaper ramen spots with better chashu imo.

⭐ Rating: 8/10
🤑 worth the price: eh
🦖 would I buy again: maybe
💍 would I marry: sure

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🍜 Shiba Signature Butabara Ramen with All Toppings
📍Ramen Shiba (@ramenshibasg)
📌 West Coast Plaza
💰 $20.90

This is their Shiba Signature Butabara Ramen and I elected to get all toppings for an extra $4 (slices of chashu, seaweed and egg).

The broth is really flavourful and delicious! The butabara (stir fried pork) tasted like regular pork imo, but it was a little more flavourful than the regular chashu. The chashu was a tad dry but tender enough.

While it was a good bowl of ramen, it was a little on the pricier end. I didn’t find the addition of all toppings to be very worth it, since the noodles already come with butabara, I’d say you might as well just get that.

⭐ Rating: 8/10
🤑 worth the price: a lil pricey
🦖 would I buy again: maybe
💍 would I marry: would date

🍲 Niu Yolk Fried Rice
📍Abundance (@a8undance)
📌 Redhill
💰 $19

One of the most expensive fried rices I’ve had but dang its good. This bowl of fried rice comes topped with beef short ribs and a runny egg.

Loved the fried rice, there was a bit of a truffle taste permeating the dish. The beef short ribs had a melt-in-the-mouth texture and the egg was super sexy. Its a pretty pricey dish but also one of the best I’ve had.

⭐ Rating: 9.2/10
🤑 worth the price: a lil ex
🦖 would I buy again: maybe
💍 would I marry: maybe

🍲Iberico Secreto Belly Don ($11.50)
Look at that sexy sexy egg WOW. The pork slices were delicious and meaty, the addition of the garlic sauce provided was also amazing. Its also pretty well priced for the portion!

🍛Collar Mille Fueille Cheese Katsu Curry Rice ($17.50)
I’ve always wanted to try this, putting melty cheese inside of fried meat is the embodiment of clogged arteries but idgaf cuz it’s hella bussin. The amount of cheese wasn’t as generous as depicted in the image but it was really melty and cheesy. The fried pork cutlet actually consisted of pieces of thinly sliced pork collar, the taste was pretty meaty and slightly gamey but still delicious. The curry was really fantastic too, not too salty and didnt taste like those packet curries that many restaurants use. It’s pretty pricey but so good!

Also tried their Dirty Matcha for $7, it was pretty good but the coffee kinda overpowered the matcha a little and the small size of the glass wasn’t worth $7 imo. Still nubbad! Would stick to mains.

🍗Tori Karage ($5)
The chicken is tender and chewy and the skin is really crispy too. It reminds me of karaage from Japanese restaurants!

🍟Mentaiko Fries ($5)
The mentaiko mayo is savoury and creamy with string umami notes. The fries are super crispy too! The portion is a little small, I feel, but the generous amount of mentaiko is to be applauded.

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🍛 Chicken Katsu Curry Don ($8.80)
A pretty solid bowl of katsu curry, the curry is not too salty and is well dispersed throughout the bowl. The chicken katsu is crispy and tender, the texture of the meat is a little mushier and reminds me of the texture of fish and chips.

🍲Cheese Chicken Mentai Don ($10.80)
Absolutely adored this bowl. The chicken cutlet was topped with a generous amount of mentaiko mayo and torched cheese, and the rice is drizzled with a sweet umami sauce that tastes similar to teriyaki. All the elements come together to create a dish that is sweet and savoury with just the right amount of saltiness.

🐙 Grilled Octopus ($33)
The first time I've ever had non-chewy octopus in my life. The texture of this octopus was much more tender and meat-like, it had a slight fishy taste so I wasn't too into it as someone who doesn't like seafood, but the fact that it wasn't rubbery impressed me.

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🍣 Aburi Salmon Mentai Maki ($28)
Really good! It comes with caviar on top too, to make it extra atas. The prawn inside the roll was fried, making it crunchy on top of its soft texture.

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