After hearing Nibble & Scribble rave so much about Ken’s Ramen, I finally had dinner there with Nibble & Scribble and The Skinny Epicurean some weeks back. The place is a hole in the wall with very few tables indoors but there are tables outside where one can enjoy the Ramen in typically warm and humid Singapore weather.
Both of my dinner companions are regulars at Ken’s. I ordered the house special, Tamago Ramen. After savouring the rich broth that has been simmered for hours and enjoying the al dente ramen, I understood what the fuss was all about. The char siew slices were tender and tasty yet not exceedingly salty (unlike some places that I’ve tried).I’m usually not a fan of soft-boiled eggs but I must say that good Ajitamas (stewed eggs) served at places like Ken’s is fast making a convert out of me! I do not like the flavour of raw egg yolk as it makes me turn green in the face. However, the sauce used to stew the eggs has imparted such a wondrously salty-ish flavour that it made the yolk more palatable. I am finally able to enjoy a soft-boiled egg without a desire to hurl. Ok, I know this isn’t the most opportune time to talk about food getting me queasy but people who suffer from the same problem as I do, can certainly understand what I mean. I’m the type of person that drives the chef at the omelette station bananas by telling him that I want my omelette totally cooked to death…preferably till it turns semi-rubbery from over-cooking.
The gyozas here were done to perfection. The gyoza skin was thin, crispy at the browned spots and the filling was adequately seasoned. Although the traditional way to enjoy gyoza is with a dipping sauce of vinegar, soya sauce & chili oil, I couldn’t help but wish I had some of the chili sauce that Gyoza no Ohsho serves (no offence to the gyoza purists out there).To sum it up, the Tamago Ramen and Gyoza here is a MUST-TRY!
Noodle House Ken
150 Orchard Road
#01-17/18 Orchard Plaza
Weekdays: 12 pm to 2 pm & 6 pm to 2 am
Saturdays: 12 pm to 2 am
Sundays: 12 pm to 10 pm
Closed every 3rd Sunday of the month