Cook Mee – Delicious yet Healthy Ramen in the CBD by WHEAT
Life just got better for the health conscious office crowd at Raffles Place. From the same people behind WHEAT, comes Cook Mee. They have 3 different types of nutritious bowls for you to choose from – Musclemen (dry ramen noodles), Soupermen (dry ramen noodles with double boiled chicken/pork soup) and the classic poke bowls. All bowls come with a runny sous vide egg, and the noodles are imported all the way from Japan.
The Musclemen bowl ($9.90), comes with a choice of roast beef, char Siew pork, salmon sashimi or salted egg fried chicken. You have a choice of non-spicy sauce or hae-bi chilli.
We tried the Musclemen with Roast Beef and hae-bi chilli and it was the perfect combination. Our bowl was covered with thin slices of roast beef. The marinate was flavourful, but the beef which was not fatty at all, was a tad too tough. If it was more tender, it would’ve been the ideal add-on to our noodles.
Other than the Muscleman, the Souperman ($9.90) is another alternative that lets you get ramen noodles AND soup. More options are given, whereby you can choose what ingredients goes in your soup. The soup is double boiled, and you can choose from a whole lot of combinations.
First, you choose between chicken and pork based double boiled soup, with spicy and non-spicy options. Secondly, you get to pick 2 ingredients from prawns, white clams, mussels, diced salmon and shredded chicken breast. Finally, you get to pick 3 ingredients from tofu, corn kernel, leek, broccoli, mushroom, cabbage, edamame, bean sprouts, kimchi and seaweed.
We got the double boiled chicken soup (non-spicy) with white clams, shredded chicken breast, tofu, broccoli and kimchi. While it sounds flavourful, it was actually too healthy tasting for me. The ingredients are not tossed with the noodles like I expected, but are placed at the bottom of a smaller accompanying bowl before being covered with the soup.
The noodles were simply blanched before being topped with a generous portion of beansprouts, cucumber and the usual sous vide egg. They could have mixed in some sauce to make it more appetising, as it got bland after a few mouthfuls.
This is definitely the option that tasted the healthiest.
Finally, the Poke Bowl ($9.90). You have a choice of red rice or furikake pearl rice. We tried the red rice with salmon poke. It arrived with what looked like half an avocado which was perfectly ripe. The cubed salmon was fresh and had a light soy marinade. The entire bowl is mixed with cut cherry tomatoes and cucumber.
My favourite part of the bowl would be the red rice, which was mixed with black sesame and Japanese furikake. It had a good mouthfeel and each bite was slightly crunchy and tasty! I could even eat the rice just on its own.
If you’re not that into sashimi, the roast beef that we had with our dry ramen is one of the other options that are available as well, along with tuna poke and pork belly.
This little eatery is perfect for an affordable mid-day meal (all bowls are $9.90 NETT!) that won’t cause you to go into a food coma after lunch. My favourite would be the salmon poke bowl because I enjoyed the texture of the red rice.
Address: 5 Raffles Place #B1-32/33, Singapore 048618 Raffles Place, Singapore 048618
Opening Hours: 11am to 9.30pm, Monday to Friday. 9am to 4pm Saturday. Closed on Sundays
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