Ramen Sora – Ramen again?! Oh yes, Ramen Always Wins.
When will we get sick of Ramen? NEVERRRRRRR. Get your chopsticks ready! Here’s another ramen joint to add to your list. I know, I feel your happiness. All the way from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Ramen Sora(“Sora” refers to sky) might just be here to stay.
Japan.… Las Vegas.… And phew, it didn’t take that long before Ramen Sora decided to create another ramen wave here. So, what do you know about Sapporo Ramen? They are actually renowned for being medium-sized, adorably curly and yellow.
Awaiting here impatiently is the Spicy Shio Deluxe Sora Ramen ($14.50). Don’t be fooled, this fiery bowl sent off a tsunami of flavours that almost threw me off my feet. Yes, not a pathetic wave. A tsunami. Similar to a Tan Tan Men, the fragrant spiciness combined with the salty soup base made an addictive pair. Ramen Sora has kindly separated the spice from the soup base so that you can enjoy the original soup as well as adjust the level of heat to your liking.
For non-spice lovers, the Miso Deluxe Sora Ramen ($14.20) might attempt to seduce you with its yellow, curly “tentacles”. A sip of the broth and the taste of fermented soybean strikes you right away – it could be good or bad depending on your preference. I enjoyed it; it’s MISO ramen for a reason. However, for some, the broth might resemble an ocean of salt if you drink it on its own.
Friends, I have a piece of bad news for you though. The Chasiu (used in both bowls of ramen) was pretty disappointing. The richness of the pork was there but the meat wasn’t as tender as we would have loved for it to be. Why, Ramen Sora, why. You should have seen our expressions as we fell from Sora back to Earth.
Who could resist a tower of Chicken Karaage with Negi Sauce ($7.85)? If you’re not human, perhaps. Gulp, the golden-brown chunks of fried chicken were calling out to us. In the end, they turned out to be pretty average. The sauce lent some uniqueness to the chicken, but that was really just it.
Ramen Sora did more justice to ramen than its previous tenant. I have my ultimate list of favourite ramen eateries, but this unfortunately did not make the cut. Then again, it’s a decent ramen shop if you’re looking for ramen below $15 in the Somerset area. (No GST & service charge!)
Address: #B2-4A & 5 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 11am-10pm
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the restaurant featured here.
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