Touted as (probably) the best ramen in Singapore, this ramenya sure has a lot to live up to.
Ramen is something quite exquisite. While distinctively similar to instant noodles or bak chor mee of the Chinese, what truly sets it apart is the skill in the preparation of the broth, and the texture of the noodles which are often handmade.
Maybe there’s just something about doing things the Japanese way that reigns supreme. Their attention to detail could almost be termed unmatched.
Over at Ramen Santouka, the chefs spend hours on the broth to get it at just the right temperature, and flavour. So rich is the stock that I would have to say that hands down, it’s one of the best I’ve ever had.
It was a quiet Sunday when I, together with an old friend of mine, decided to catch up over a little coffee (and tea, and cake).
It’s been four years, but as we’ve found, some things never change. The choice of place (he recommended) was perfect too — absolutely fitting for the kind of nostalgia we needed.
This is definitely one place I’d consider a “hidden find”, and literally as well. For those unfamiliar with the north-east area, I would say locating the café might be a challenge. Then again, if you’re fond of Serangoon Gardens (cue: Chomp Chomp and the like), this little den is just on the way in.
Don’t let its location stop you from paying a visit though, because I’m quite sure you’re gonna like what you find here 😉
Count your blessings because I’m about to reveal one of Serangoon’s probably best-kept secrets…