23 Serangoon Central
#B1-80B NEX &JOY Japanese Food Street
Singapore 556083

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Savour the moreish flavours of kelp-infused Tonkotsu broth with RAMEN KIOU’s all-new Wafu Tonkotsu Ramen, available limited time only.
Feature :
🍜 Wafu A4 Wagyu Tonkotsu Ramen .
Ramen noodle served with savoury umami tonkotsu broth infused by wagyu and kelp and served with tender A4 Kuroge Wagyu slices.
💰$19.90
🍜 Wafu Green Chilli Tonkotsu Ramen.
Ramen noodle served with savoury tonkotsu broth infused by kelp, served with house special green chilli for spicy kick, homemade chashu and ramen egg.
💰$14.20
Beside this also have Wafu Yuzu Tonkotsu Ramen for a zesty, refreshing taste

📍Ramen KIOU Outlets

Feature :
💕Mega Chashu Zaru Ramen.
chilled springy ramen served with 8 pieces tender homemade chashu and choice of dipping sauce that comes with every ramen ( 1 choice org dipping sauce ) from :
Wafu Yuzu – refreshing & light
Goma – rich sesame flavour
Spicy Miso – spicy & umami
My fav is spicy miso, definitely got heat but still manageable and umami.
(Top up $2 for extra dipping sauce)
💰 $20.9
💕Chashu Zaru Ramen.
chilled springy ramen served with 2 pieces tender homemade chashu and choice of dipping sauce that comes with every ramen
💰 $12.9.
📍Ramen KIOU Nex.
NEX, #B1-80

I never cease to be awed by just how simple things can combine to become so much more than the sum of their parts. Take this serving of mentai mayo gyozas from Ramen Kiou from @njoy.singapore, for example. It’s just a trio of steamed pork & veggie dumplings that were panfried for a little while before getting a delightful dollop of mentaiko mayonnaise squirted all over them.⠀

Sounds pretty pedestrian on paper, but these gyozas come alive on your tongue. The tastefully thin gyoza skin that envelopes the salty, satisfying pork & vegetable fillings are steamed excellently. All that softness is checked by the crispy underbelly, which had been pan fried for a charming char and a little extra flavour.⠀

And on top of that crispy layer is the undeniably umami creaminess of the mentaiko mayo. It adds an even deeper layer of sapidity to the dumplings thanks to the pollock roe that has been mixed into the mayonnaise. And of course, it’s blowtorched for that extra smoky flavour.⠀

And just like that, a trio of pork gyozas went from a simple side dish to an enthralling experience. Culinary sorcery? Probably. But I like your fabulous foods, magic man. And that’s all that matters.

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Scallops and ramen don’t exactly go together, and you need something to bond the two elements together. Unfortunately, Ramen Kiou forgot that binding element, and their Hotate Chashu Ramen ($17.90++) felt odd & disjointed. The ramen is decent, but the main attraction of scallops never quite fit into the bowl of noodles.

Ramen Kiou’s tonkotsu (pork bone) & vegetable broth is pressure cooked for five hours, which gives it a savoury, full bodied yet light flavour. It’s slightly sticky on your lips thanks to the collagen leeched from the bones, and I thought it to be somewhat milky even though I doubt that any dairy was added. It’s also pretty peppery too, as my throat did protest a little as I jubilantly slurped the soup. The noodles were perfection, with a sprightly springiness & a velvety smoothness that facilitates easy slurping.

One pleasant surprise about Ramen Kiou is that they put a lot of veggies into each bowl of ramen, and the crunchy cabbage & beansprouts were a welcome change from the softness of everything else. The char siew (or chashu) was possibly the finest one ever found in a bowl of ramen. A thicker than usual slice of pork belly belly is braised in Ramen Kiou’s proprietary aged chashu stock, and you can really taste said stock. The strong shoyu based stock pervades every molecule of tender pork belly, producing an incredibly deep & savoury soy scent with every last bite that cancels out any possible porkiness.

The scallops themselves are gargantuan, and they are passably fresh, but they just don’t fit into this ravishing bowl of ramen. It would’ve been better if they came as a side dish instead of being shoehorned awkwardly into the terrific tonkotsu ramen that didn’t need any extra assistance. I’d definitely return for another bowl of ramen, just not the Hotate Chashu Ramen.

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Love the soft noodles - good value!

The Chashu was probably one of the best chashus I’ve ever had. It literally melted in your mouth. We had the shoyu tonkutsu ramen. The broth was a tad too salty for me. Maybe the one without shoyu would be better. The noodles texture, however, was not the typical ramen texture. Smooth like mee kia (not butter, lol). It wasn’t expensive: $12.90-$14.80 ish. Quite a good place for a catch up sess. Oh, they gave free beansprouts and pickled kiam chye. That was a bonus!

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