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2013-03-11 15 views
I had one of the more interesting ramen experience here at TKR. The deco of the stall was the first that attracted my attention, typical small jap ramen stall concept with small tables and chairs. The ceiling is also decorated with old school japanese poster and the noodle bar top is covered with zinc sheets. I was forced to share table with another couple but i soon found that i was getting in the way of many people (i'm a gentle giant). Fortunately there was another seat available just behind
Seeing that its quite a big bowlful, i ordered the kazan kaisen-shio ramen with rice $18. Its made with original tonkotsu broth enhanced withe special blended salt paste with seafood. The ramen is served dry, then the server will pour in the broth, cover it with a red funnel lookalike and then they will turn over the hourglass sandtimer. They will remove the funnel one the time is up. To be frank it did not feel like a typical japanese ramen with that kind of broth, it actually feels a little Chinese but i must say i'm convinced with the sweet tasting soup that its a nice eat. It was so good that me and my partner forgot the rice that came along with it. But when we wanted to start with the rice, we realized our soup is almost gone by now. We tried our luck and ask for more soup and were surprised that they actually cook up another small portion (it took 3min to prepare) for us. So we had the rice just with the soup and i must say there was nothing left in the end as it was very appetizing with the hot soup and rice combination.
Another dish worth mentioning is the Nagoya Tebasaki chicken wings $6, which is coated with honey and sesame to enhance its freshly grilled taste. Didn't quite like the female server though as i requested for a spoon but she insisted that my soup ladle acts similarly like the spoon. Also overheard talking about how one customer want to hold his order fro a friend that is coming and she whine about why dun he order later then, customer service there is still room for improvement. The other guy that usually handles the cashier is very nice on the other hand.