Ramen Gallery Takumen – Special Cheese Ramen Say What?!
Six different ramen from popular eateries all the way from Japan are featured right here at Ramen Gallery Takumen. We are all familiar with the ubiquitous tonkotsu broth, but this restaurant will open your eyes to more than what you already know about ramen. Originally kicked off as a online ramen store, they go to great lengths just to recreate the original authentic flavours in their first physical branch on our island.
Ramen Gallery Takumen has recently introduced the new hype in Japan, Ramen with Cheese from Due Italian. The restaurant has won the Bib Gourmand of Michelin Tokyo for 3 consecutive years with their rich chicken broth and special homemade noodles. The Special Fromage (Cheese) Ramen ($18.90) consists of noodles in a hot bath of savoury chicken broth, topped off with a layer of creamy fromage. Stir in the melted gooey cheese and enjoy the result of a rich, milky broth that is unlike any other you’ve tried. Some might find it a tad too oily though. Instead of the usual marinated chashu, the chef has decided to go all the way by using parma ham that elegantly sits on the edge of the bowl. Personally, I love my bowls of traditional ramen, but this unique rendition didn’t disappoint.
One of the crowd’s favourite – Special Bigiya White Shoyu Ramen with Yuzu ($19.40) also won the Bib Gourmand of Michelin Tokyo for the past two years. This is yet another special soup base boiled using fish and chicken, combined with an interesting citrus flavour. The light broth ends with an addictive bonito flavour. This broth wasn’t right up my alley, but my dining partner found it refreshing. The soft ramen noodles is made using whole wheat flour, which went well with the tender chashu. If you’re a fan of eggs, you should definitely order the well-cooked ajitama to complement your ramen.
For sides, we ordered the Iberian Dumplings ($7.80 for 6) – pan-fried gyoza stuffed with Iberico pork, which are a staple in Japanese cuisine. The skin of the dumplings were very thin and smooth, but I would have preferred the them to be more crispy. Additionally, the filling itself was to our liking – juicy and flavourful. Dip the dumplings in the tangy acidic sauce, and you’re all set for a burst of flavours in your mouth.
Ramen Gallery Takumen, which is located at Raffles Place, has limited seating and was expectedly packed with businessmen on a weekday afternoon. If you’re planning to get your ramen fix, you may pop by the other 2 outlets scattered around CBD as well.
Ramen Gallery Takumen
Address: 66 Circular Road, #01-01, Singapore 049420
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm. Fri, 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm - 12pm. Sat-Sun, 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-9pm
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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