Along the way, I couldn’t help snapping a picture of Alkaff Bridge, which is situated near the former Alkaff Quay. It was built in 1997 and repainted in 2004 by the late Pacita Abad using 52 different colours.
Carol ordered the Tokusen Sho-Yu Ramen. I sampled some of the broth and it was really salty. Miharu Ramen is known amongst my foodie friends as having the saltiest broths in town but we’re happy to indulge as it is true to tradition. The Sho-Yu broth (after your palate recovers from the initial onslaught of salt) was richly flavoured with the stock of chicken and pork bones.
The shoyu broth reminded me of the ramen I had at Inoue Ramen, a famous store close to Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo some years back. There is almost always a long line of people outside the store. Since we had gotten up late and missed the action in Tsukiji, I figured that it wouldn’t hurt to have a bowl of ramen before checking out the market and the sushi restaurants close by. Trouble is, the only way to enjoy the steaming hot bowl of ramen is to stand at a table on the sidewalk alongside the other slurping ramen fans. We found a little cart on the side of the road, which worked like a table (if you sit on the ground). Ooh! a table with a seat! I parked myself there while my travel companion queued to order. It was well worth the wait and the “unglam” seating arrangement for it was one of the best bowls of Tokyo Ramen I ever had.
Unless you have a health condition forbidding you from having excessive salt in your diet, the ramen here is a Must-Try!
76 Robertson Quay,
#01-11 Gallery Hotel
Tel: +65 6733-8464
Lunch: 12 – 3pm & Dinner: 6 – 9pm (closed on Wednesdays)