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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Lunch at Menichi Japanese Ramen Restaurant @ Northpoint

930 Yishun Avenue 2, #01-22 / 23 Northpoint, Singapore 769098
Tel: 6755 5719

I left customer's place late and was famished, since it was 3.00pm and I haven't had lunch. So, on a whim I popped by into the first restaurant that caught my eye, and was not crowded. So that was how I ended up at Menichi Japanese Ramen Restaurant.

Furnished in a very traditional-looking style, with thatched roofs and red lanterns hanging from them, the casual restaurant looked fashionably good. Since it seemed they specialise in ramen and boosted of good soup base, I decided to give it a shot.

I had a serving of Salmon Sashimi (SGD$9.50) to start off, since I had sashimi cravings (as usual). As expected, it wasn't the extremely fresh and springy type. It was limp in texture, hence I just doused it with loads of wasabi paste and enjoyed the sweet flavor of the raw fish.

Then the Paitan Ramen in Tonkotsu Soup (SGD$13.50) was served - with two slices of black pork, seaweed, half a braised egg and bamboo shoots. The soup base was thick and rich in flavor, albeit greasy. The black pork was luscious (mercifully) and the noodles were okay. I had no complaints nor compliments for this dish - it was rather mediocre, despite the fact that I was ravenous.

For other ramen reviews, please visit:
1. Lunch at Marutama Ramen
2. Dinner at Ippudo
3. Dinner at Santouka
4. Dinner at Tampopo
5. Dinner at Ramen Champions

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