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There's a 50% offer for the Cha Shu Tsukemen from Menya Musashi for 18 & 19 Jan if you use the cut-out coupon advertised on the front cover of today's MyPaper. So I grabbed the opportunity to try the tsukemen at the friendly price *wink wink*I ordered mine with the black soup base but I got to try the red and white too as well from my fellow dining mates. For Tsukemen, you usually dip the noodles into the soup base so it will definitely be a concentrated one. But if you only just dip the noodles
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There's a 50% offer for the Cha Shu Tsukemen from Menya Musashi for 18 & 19 Jan if you use the cut-out coupon advertised on the front cover of today's MyPaper. So I grabbed the opportunity to try the tsukemen at the friendly price *wink wink*

I ordered mine with the black soup base but I got to try the red and white too as well from my fellow dining mates. For Tsukemen, you usually dip the noodles into the soup base so it will definitely be a concentrated one. But if you only just dip the noodles in so that the soup lightly coats the noodles, it's still acceptable for the saltiness. Out of the 3 soup bases, the black one (supposedly with black garlic, but I cannot pinpoint any specific taste to it) is the saltiest. The red base is similar to the white base, just that it has added chili oil/powder to it. So based on your personal preference, choose your base accordingly. The soup bases are very rich and has a layer of oil on top, so dip in sparingly.

The noodles themselves were quite springy. But the regular portion (120g) is a bit small. If you order the usual priced tsukemen though, they will give you unlimited toppings of the noodles (up to 5x).

I find the cha shu to be a bit hard - tastewise it's like the roasted pork belly meat you get from roasted meat stalls, but even saltier. The fat present within the meat melts in your mouth with each bite but I prefer to remove the fat for health reasons.

As for the egg, the yolk is not runny enough and also not well-marinated. I'm particular about my ramen egg; this one does not pass the test.

Generally did not regret trying out the Tsukemen, as I like the texture of their noodles. But if I have to pay the original price, I will not be eating this again. Big-eaters and those who are not particular about the egg can consider this though.
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Cha Shu Tsukemen with black soup base
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Cha Shu Tsukemen with white soup base
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Cha Shu Tsukemen with red soup base
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- The offer

(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Date of Visit
2013-01-18
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$9 (Lunch)