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7-time Roasted Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen

28 Nov

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Had the opportunity to have a lunch date with R one day and knowing my *obsession* with Ramen he brought me to Nantsuttei at Parco (Millenia Walk). Continue reading

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Ramen and Praying for Japan

10 Mar

— In light of the devastating situation in Japan, this seems rather frivolous, talking about indulging in food, when many in Japan have none. But this post is a tribute to the people of Japan and a testament to their resilience and dedication to everything that they do including their food. Links on where and how to help are at the end of the post. —

I’ve had a love affair with Ramen when I first heard about it and subsequently tasted my first bowl in Nan-Ten (a Japanese restaurant tucked in the basement of a building in the heart of our Central Business District), which might have been back in 2007. I once thought of doing a ‘Best of the Best’ Tonkotsu Ramen 豚骨ラーメンHaunts in Singapore, and after visiting 11 authentic Ramen places in Singapore  and 2 chains. I definitely have my favourites!

I’m sure everyone has different criteria to what makes the best ramen, it could be the creaminess/ tastiness/ richness of the soup, the springiness or thickness of the noodles, the gelatinous-ness of the egg, the tenderness of the char shu, the variety of condiments or the no. of Japanese patrons in the restaurant. I’m 100% a soup(er) girl, 80% noodles and about 70% egg (it kinda gets me down when I see a FULLY cooked egg in my bowl of ramen).

So let’s see where  Charlotte’s Best Ramen Haunt Hunt has ventured? (listed below in no order of merit) Continue reading

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