I should have heeded the advice of the fellow open-ricers on this restaurant. There was often a long queue outside the place and the ever friendly waiter was always greeting potential customers eagerly at the entrance and serving cold drinks to those in the queue. The posters pasted outside the restaurant were also quite attractive as they boosted about the black and white ramen. Therefore glancing at the short queue at 12pm, I decided to give it a try.
The interior of the place is actually very small and honestly, I felt quite claustrophobic, especially when my bf and I were ushered to this tiny corner right next to the open concept. Therefore u can imagine one's difficulty in trying to get in and out of the seat without actually bumping into the patrons next to you. Surprisingly, food was served extremely fast, within 5 minutes after we have ordered. However, the noodles are not served piping hot which I feel is very crucial in enjoying a bowl of japanese ramen.
My boyfriend ordered the black cha su ramen. His was served lukewarm and the soup base was very salty.
For me, i ordered the white cha su ramen. Even though mine was served slightly hotter, my soup base was far more salty than that of the black ramen! Its as if a bottle of salt has been added in by mistake! The serving is also really small and not satisfying. For $12.90, I had just two pieces of cha siew ( of which half is fats and skin), half an egg, some leek and a piece of seaweed.
It was quite scary to find a piece of used napkin hidden beneath the 2 pieces of napkin that came along with the chopsticks since the remnants of the stains strongly resembled that of the red ramen, of which none of us ordered. That was indeed a turn off.
Definitely not going back there again even though the service is good since for the price, this meal is definitely too expensive and the recommended ramen is not highly recommended at all
Date of Visit: Jan 20, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately $15(Lunch)Other Ratings: