Gorgeous Ramen at Santouka

Ramen Santouka - Chicken Ramen

26th September 2010. Written by Xin Li.

I always have the perception that ramen are basically instant noodles in soup which makes it no different from Maggie mee. While I no longer thought that its Maggie mee, the perception that it’s just like factory made instant noodles remained and you can probably tell, I am not a fan of the ramen.

Ramen Santouka - Char Shu Ramen

That is until Liang Wei and I shared a fabulous bowl of Upsized Char Siu Ramen at Santouka thanks to the recommendation by Vinleon. The soup itself is simply addictive. Chemical, artificial flavor is absent. This is good, flavorsome miso soup that has a near-perfect symphony of sweetness and saltiness with a nice depth of warmth and heat that kept me scooping for more.

Ramen Santouka - Char Shu Ramen

A good soup would be a waste if it does not have equally competent noodles to go with it. The ramen noodle at Santouka was springy, not too floury, supposedly handmade, smooth and well-cooked. Together with the miso soup, it was a match in heaven.

I don’t mind going for another bowl of Char Siu Ramen (17-19++ SGD) again, excellent soup and noodles paired with a few slices of tender char siu plus and toppings like bamboo shoots, Japanese green onions that added depth to the dish.

Ramen Santouka - Chicken Ramen

In contrast to the Char Siu Miso Ramen, the Tori Ramen was rather ordinary. The noodles were good but the soup base was a lot more flat and lacks the depth the miso soup can offer. It is much cheaper though. 14++ SGD.

The service here was very efficient and definitely better than the café where we had breakfast earlier on.

Santouka Ramen is an international chain of ramen stores with branches in USA, Japan and Singapore. Apparently, the ramen they served is the Hokkaido or Sapporo style ramen. Authentic or not, I enjoyed my Cha-shu Ramen.

山頭火
Ramen Santouka
6 Eu Tong Sen Street #02-76
The Central Singapore

Tel: +65 6224 0668

11:00am~10:30pm
(Last Order 9:45pm)
Open 7 days/week

3 comments:

  1. the pork cheeks are fantastic. though i find the soup base a tad salty. nevertheless a great ramen place!

    http://eatreadlive-foodprint.blogspot.com/2009/11/ramen-santouka.html

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  2. to jY: haha sorry!

    to huan: for a person who seldom eat ramen, it is great for me heh =)

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