Saturday, December 03, 2005

Hurrah for Ken!

Noodle House Ken
150 Orchard Road
Orchard Plaza
Tel: 6235-5540

After the disappointing outing to Sapporo Ramen Miharu, I was rather determined to find a decent bowl of Ramen that had a full-flavoured broth and ramen that did not taste like instant noodles. I took my cue from the travelling hungry boy, who has slurping bowls of noodles at various ramen shops in singapore.

Thankfully my dinner companion for the night was rather accomodating, since she warmly took to my idea of seeking out this bowl of ramen of which I did not have the address for, and the walk there was going to take at least a 20 minute walk or longer through the swarmp of people in orchard road. Searching for this ramen shop, my eyes lit up when I saw an outdoor Asahi umbrella and I proclaimed, “I think we are here!” Sure enough, and thankfully, we had arrived and were ushered through a narrow alley to the next room, where we were seated.

We did not get to meet Ken, but there is a picture of him on the menu, so I guess you can keep your eyes peeled to spot the man who spends 8 hours making the gorgeous stock for these simple and comforting bowls of ramen. The ramen was bouncy and had a slight resistance when I bit into, and the char siew had a good amount of fat that made the meat juicy and had a hit but not over powering “natural porky” taste. Our dinner was rather perfect, unlike the noodle bars where you eat and run, we savoured and slurped, sipped Ebisu and lingered over conversation.

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Ramen bowls here are priced at $10 or $12, and you can get a large bowl for another $2, and additional goodies in your soup such as corn, char siew, eggs, bamboo shoots, etc, for another $2 or so.

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Anonymous Cind said...

Thks for the new haunt U've found. Okay so maybe I can give Sapporo Ramen a miss & instead save my stomach for Ken's ramen?
Cux de last time I tried to eat at Sapporo Ramen they were closed.Cux apparently they were out of stock for the ramen.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Woof! said...

I love the ramen at Ken's!

Just that you have to sit beside the road and it tends to get warm...

5:31 PM  
Blogger joone! said...

cind: i prefered ken's noodle house, and it sure beats having to stand in line for nearly 20 minutes at miharu.

woof!: i was sitting in the indoor sitting area, but the air condition was too cold. oh well.

11:56 PM  
Blogger @llie said...

The egg is superb! I think we both are pretty similar... both are teochew, both love food! :P

3:49 PM  

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