Marukin Ramen (Scotts Square)
Tokyo’s famous ramen chain-restaurant Marukin Ramen has finally set up its base in Singapore, at the basement at Scotts Square. Unlike the typical pork-based ramen soup broth, Marukin Ramen uses its famed 6-hour slow cooked chicken soup for its ramen, a winning recipe cooked unhurriedly to perfection.
When founder Hiroshi Kusuda first started in 1994, he didn’t come up with the chicken ramen soup initially. It was when they ventured to Shanghai, then they realized that the people there love to drink chicken soup, so they decided to come up with the chicken broth recipe.
At Marukin Ramen, there are four lovingly-crafted soup broths and over 20 ingeniously-paired exciting ramen selection.
1. Shoyu Chicken White Soup: Savoury light brown broth mix of soy sauce combined with homemade chicken soup recipe, lilurage mushroom, green onion, sesame and nori.
2. Shio Chicken White Soup: The soup base is made with a generous sprinkling of salt to the secret chicken soup.
3. Miso Chicken White Soup: a robust thick, nutty, slightly sweet hearty soup. The chicken soup is combined with miso.
4. Shoyu Chicekn Clear Soup: It features a light tangy, salty and savoury clear broth created from a lovely mix of soy sauce to the homemade chicken soup.
If you can’t decide what to eat, the classic Shoyu Issai-Gassai Ramen ($16.90) is the best recommendation because EVERYTHING ALSO HAVE! This hearty bowl of ramen offering the house specials with chicken chasyu, chicken meat balls, a piece of chicken wing, shrimp wanton, natamago, kikurage mushrooms, green onions, toasted nori seaweed and a dash of sesame seeds. It is served with chilli sauce, for those of you who prefers a kick in your ramen.
The chicken broth is specially imported from Japan while the noodles are made in a factory using the secret recipe from Marukin. In addition to having an ultrafine thickness, the ramen strands also feature a crunchy texture, which makes every mouthful an interesting experience. In addition, the Singapore outlet also carries two other thicker ramen noodles, one which contains egg and the other which does not.
Shio Wakame & Corn Ramen ($11.90) offers Wakame Seaweed and Corn a top a bowl of ramen with Kirurage mushrooms, green onions and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
For those who love alot of spring onions can try Spicy Negi-Negi Miso Ramen ($13.90). This bowl of ramen comes with Japanese leek, Kirurage mushrooms, completelu covered with a generous amount of green onions, perfect for veggie lovers.
For something special, try the Tsukemen ($14.90) which is a cold dipping noodle dish served with chicken chaysu, nitamago, mikurage mushrooms, green onions and sesame with marukin ramen’s famed dipping sauce on the side.
Marukin Ramen also serves a variety of sides such as the Original Potato Salad ($3.90).
And there is the Karaage Deep Fried Chicken ($4.90).
We like the Deep Fried Vegetables in Dashi Broth ($5.90). The dashi broth was a little spicy but it was refreshing.
Hiyayakko Chilled Tofu ($3.90) was very smooth and it was served with Chilli Soy Sauce.
Last but not least is the Marukin Gyoza (5 pcs $5.90, 10 pcs $10.90) which is homemade original chicken dumplings. These dumplings are handmade with freshly marinated minced chicken and shredded vegetables. It is crispy on the outside yet juicy and succulent on the inside and you can dipped with Japanese Shoyu, rice vinegar and chilli oil.
Marukin Ramen at Scotts Square is more like a eat-and-go restaurant suited for busy executives who have short lunch breaks. The simplistic design of Marukin Ramen at Scotts Square revolves around its vibrant yellow tiles and dark brown wood allowing a interactive space where colleagues, friends and family can gather to enjoy their ramen amongst a jovial and lighthearted ambience. Takeaway is also available at Marukin Ramen.
Address: #B1-11/12 Scotts Square (Next to Hyatt Hotel) No.6, Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6636 3468