Final 12 months in November, Menbaka Hearth Ramen introduced the world’s first-ever hearth ramen to Singapore, a lot to the delight of ramen lovers like yours really.
The dish will get its identify from its over-the-top preparation strategies, the place cooks ignite negi oil to the purpose of flames to create a tall hearth earlier than pouring it over their signature broth topped with inexperienced onions. The result’s a wealthy broth with a particular smoky style.
To cater to their Singaporean followers, Menbaka Hearth Ramen has just lately added two new menu gadgets – the Kare Miso Hearth Ramen (Spicy) priced at $19.90 a bowl and an In-house Chasu Croquette priced at $5.90 for 3 items.
The previous is a Singapore-exclusive dish, born out of Singapore’s love for spicy meals. The ramen broth consists of rooster and soy bean brewed over a number of hours, served with Kara Miso (a spicy model of the normal Miso).
The latter is an easy aspect dish, with every ball full of elements and infused with Menbaka’s signature chashu. It’s accompanied with a wasabi mayonnaise dipping sauce and goes properly as a aspect to enrich your ramen.
That is my first time eating at Menbaka Hearth Ramen and I’ve to confess, the showmanship put up by the chef is value greater than the value of a bowl of ramen.
After ordering your Hearth Ramen (we tried each the Signature Shoyu Hearth Ramen and the brand new Kare Miso Hearth Ramen), you can be requested to attend at their desk to your flip to be referred to as. Thereafter, you head over to the open kitchen bar when it’s your flip to your ramen to be ready and served.
You may be requested to sit down as near the counter prime as doable so you’ll be able to really feel the total depth of the warmth. The ramen chef will provide to snap pictures or movies in your cell phone for you if you are watching the ‘show’, mounting it on one of many the numerous selfie sticks perched strategically behind the cooks to get the very best angles. Every part is properly thought by and seamless to make sure the very best buyer expertise.
I discovered it to be enjoyable and was frankly, fairly shock at how scorching it was when the flame got here near me. Proper after the expertise, you can be ushered again to your desk, whereby your ramen can be served to you.
After making an attempt each their signature Shoyu Hearth Ramen and the brand new Kare Miso Hearth Ramen in the identical session, I might extremely suggest the previous for first-time diners at Menbaka because it greatest presents the smokiness within the wealthy broth. For the latter, the spicy miso, it’s actually hearth on hearth, with the spicy flavour of the miso competing with the smoky flavour for the eye of your style bud.
For repeat prospects, the brand new ramen can be a pleasant various from the same old, with stronger, richer flavours.
For drinks, we tried their iced Matcha Latte ($8.90) which got here in actual helpful to chill down, after we have been overwhelmed by the warmth from the chef’s efficiency. One other signature drink value making an attempt is their signature Kyoto Match Beer ($12).
Menbaka Hearth Ramen has only one outlet in Singapore for the time being, but it surely has a protracted historical past in Japanese. The unique Menbaka Hearth Ramen was first opened in Kyoto in 1984 by ramen grasp Masamichi Miyazawa, who spent his youth studying the intricacies of ramen making in kitchens throughout Japan. He later launched Menbaka’s signature hearth ramen to the menu, changing into the primary ramen-ya on the planet to take action. At present, Menbaka Hearth Ramen is helmed by grasp Miyazawa’s son, Shin Miyazawa.
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