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Mr Ramen is a coffeeshop stall serving classic Japanese ramen. As though that were not already unique enough, the chef and owner is also another surprise; Most of the ramen chefs in Singapore are probably Japanese or Chinese, however, Mr Ramen is surprisingly owned and managed by an Indian chef – Ah Neng, a chef who used to work in a Japanese restaurant where he mastered the skills of preparing various Japanese cuisine. He is fluent in Mandarin as well!
Ramen is not a local staple food and thus usually comes at a premium. As a relatively new setup only slightly more than a month old, it faces even more challenges operating in the heartlands amongst the high proportion of aging population. Mr Ramen knows the importance of survival and has tweaked the menu to suit the target customer base with its very affordable prices.
Mr Ramen has adopted the vision of providing affordably priced, restaurant quality authentic Japanese ramen for everyone. Besides the freshness and quality ingredients, Mr Ramen provides healthier choices of a tonkotsu and shio fusion soup base. Instead of the usual milky-white soup base that is saturated with collagen, Mr Ramen serves a clear and healthier soup base.
Mr Ramen — Chef’s Recommendation -$8.90
The chef’s speciality, the eponymously named “Mr Ramen”, comes with sliced chashu, bamboo shoot, seaweed, scallops, black fungus, menma, a boiled egg and more. The clear and light yellow tinted soup base was not boiled as long as tonkotsu broth, however, it holds its own against the milky-white traditional ramen base. It was less cloying but equally tasty, with al dente noodles and fresh ingredients combined into a a tantalising bowl of ramen that was simply lovely.
Mr Ramen — Miso Ramen $6.90
A lightly salted miso-based ramen with sliced chashu, boiled egg, spring onions, beansprouts, narutomaki, This light version of ramen is best suited for those who prefer minimum fat and are looking for something healthier.
Mr Ramen — Supaishi Ramen ($7.90)
Fiery flavours for supaishi (spicy) lovers. There are three spicy levels to choose from, opt for the middle level for a more tolerable spiciness level unless you are prepared to bring tears and sweat to yourself. From the chashu to the boiled egg and other ingredients, it was as good as the ramen served in restaurants for the price paid. We especially loved the thin slice chashu which was tender and flavourful.
Mr Ramen — Dorai Ramen ($5.90)
We may used to having soup based ramen but how about some dry ramen? Dorai (Dry) ramen is served with stir fried pork. The pulled pork was beautifully seasoned and the bold flavours went extremely well with the noodles. We truly enjoyed every bite of the Dorai ramen. Highly recommended to try as well.
Mr Ramen — Gyoza (6 pieces) ($4.50)
Mr Ramen — Takoyaki (5 pieces) ($4.50)
If ramen is not your cup of tea, donburi (rice bowls) such as Teriyaki Chickidon (Teriyaki chicken with rice) and Chiki Katsudon (fried chicken with rice) are available as well.
Mr Ramen features an umami-laden ramen with bold flavours that stands up well to any of the ramen served at restaurants. A place that you can enjoy a good quality ramen that is affordable and delicious.
A: Blk 101 Yishun Avenue 5 #01-93 Singapore 760101 Fu Chan Coffee Shop
H: 10am to 11pm daily
Note: Thanks Mr Ramen for the invitation