Thursday, September 27, 2007

RamenTen @ HarbourFront Centre

I stumbled upon this place after running errands, and was hoping to find a quick, yet interesting, meal.

RamenTen (HarbourFront Centre, 2nd floor, next to Pasta Mania) appears to have just opened. It had all these congratulatory flower arrangements at its entrance, and everything looked clean and spanking new.

Well, then this might just be the first review of this place! :) Although, I have ascertained that it also has outlets at Far East Plaza and Ang Mo Kio.

Halal ramen. Hmmm. So no tonkatsu (pork cutlets) and no tonkotsu (pork bone soup). How will it fare?

salmon hana sushi (SGD3.90). This was not very good. The rice was hard, and the fish was thin. Interestingly, instead of a blob of mayonnaise topped with tobikko (flying fish roe), they put tuna mayo instead. That is creative. However, as you can tell from the photo, the sushi was, on the whole, rather poorly made, so I think I would skip this next time.

Dry teriyaki chicken ramen (SGD9.80) - this was a recommended dish. In the menu, it had a thumbs up sign, and the waitress specifically recommended this too. It was interesting. Dry ramen is definitely a localised invention. Ramen was fat, but springy. Thumbs up there. The sauce was a thickened up teriyaki sauce - slightly sweet, slightly salty. Went quite well with the ramen. The chicken was unfortunately dry and slightly powdery. So it didn't actually tempt my tastebuds all that much.

Overall verdict - I'd give this a miss, unless you are on a budget or you really have no choice.

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