My friend is going overseas for work (indefinitely) and he suggested we eat here together for his farewell. He said he will miss this ramen when he goes over to Philippines.
The sliding door is typical of a Japanese ramen shop. Once you stepped in, you are quickly filled with the fumes of the food. I really don’t like the smell of fumes. On the other hand, the food was superbly good. Skeptical of eating ramen in Singapore, this shop really changed my impression of ramen. Reasonably priced, the tonkatsu broth was surprising rich and flavourful without being too oily. I don’t usually eat the fats of char siew but my friend was so envious that my char siew was more fatty than his. So I took a bite of the fats and oh my, I can’t believe what I just ate. The fats melted in my mouth and was so so so delicious!!! I even commented that I will order a plate of tonkatsu serving the next time I come.
The ramen was of the correct texture and temperature. I once read about the steps of cooking good ramen and its temperature which is not an easy skill.
The gyoza was piping hot when served. The filling tasted perfect with the correct amount of chives not overpowering the whole gyoza’s taste. The vinegar matched them perfectly.
Noriuma + egg $15.50
Green tea $1.50
Will be back for the tonkatsu! Till then, all the best my friend. It’s not goodbye. 🙂 (Quoted from Laura Pausini – It’s Not Goodbye)
Prices exclude 7% GST and 10% service charges.
Restaurant: Bari Uma Ramen
Address: 19 Tanglin Road, #B1-01/02, Tanglin Shopping Centre, Singapore 247909 (Enter from where the taxi stand is. Below Kenko.)
Tel: 6887 4484
Opening hours: 1130 am – 10 pm
Aline and her husband brought me to this place at Cuppage Plaza for Japanese Ramen. You can check out their daily promotion set at the shop front. This unnoticed place sells budget tasty ramen. The shop is very small which can sit only around 20 people. The chefs don’t look like Japanese, and the waitress speaks Chinese. Only the cashier whom I guess is the boss is Japanese, cos’ of his accent when he speaks and his looks.
Tamago Ramen – $13. The egg yolk looks half-cooked. Yummy! Her husband said the pork-based soup is very very tasty. He finished all the soup!
Set B (Paprika Miso Bean Paste Ramen with 6 pcs gyoza) – $16. Not spicy, definitely suitable for those who cannot take spicy food. Lotsa bean sprouts. And only when I almost reached the bottom did I realise that there were quite a number of tablespoon full of tasty marinated minced pork that I can go with the ramen. The portion of ramen was huge.
The gyoza cannot be missed. The base is crispy and the skin is thin. Inside the gyoza is white cabbage with minced pork. The fillings were not dry and were soft. You have to pour the chilli-vinegar sauce on the table to accompany this gyoza. The gyoza is one of the best I’ve eaten. I want more!
Set F (Egg omelette with crabstick on Rice with 6 pcs gyoza) – $11. Aline had this. Some Japanese-Chinese fusion dish. There wasn’t much ingredients to go with the rice and I don’t really like the sauce and I find the dish quite bland. But many people were eating this.
Softdrink – $2
Aline’s husband finished his tamago ramen and requested for additional ramen. Give the waitress the bowl and it will be refilled with ramen at $2.
Ice water is free-flow. Pour them yourself. Prices exclusive or 7% GST. No service charges. If you ask me, I will only return for their gyoza. The ramen I had at Central was better.
Stall name: Ohsho Japanese Restaurant 饺子の王将 (Gyoza no Ohsho Singapore)
Address: 5 Koek Road #01-10 Cuppage Plaza Singapore 228796
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11 30 am to 2 am , Sunday and PH: 12 pm to 12 am