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Daikokuya (myVillage at Serangoon Garden)

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Daikokuya, which means ‘God of Wealth’ in Japanese, is a modern version of a ramen-ya that specialises in ramen dishes in a contemporary and relaxing atmosphere.

Daily: 11:30 - 22:00

+65 65091690
$22 based on 12 submissions
Dinner (5 votes), Lunch (3 votes)
Chubby Botak Koala

Tonkatsu or Shoyu Ramen ??

For the complete Chubby Botak Koala dining experience at Daikokuya, click here:
http://www.chubbybotakkoala.com/2013/10/daikokuya-ramen-dining-tonkatsu-or.html

In the last few years, it seems that a lot of Ramen House sprouting around in Singapore. The positive side of this, we are getting more quality ramen sold in Singapore, and is satisfying LD's cravings for good quality ramen that she had tasted in Hawaii. Daikokuya Ramen is one of the new ramen shop that open in recent years and offers a variety of regional ramen specialities such as Sapporo, Tokyo & Kyushu-style ramen in a contemporary and relaxing atmosphere.   Located at the entrance of myVillage in Serangoon Garden, the store can be consider small as it only can accommodate less then 30 customers. The surrounding glass wall allowed passerbys to check out the delicious food served in the shop. However, this glass wall also works to the disadvantage of the shop. The shop location seems to bear the brunt of direct afternoon sunlight and turn the temperature inside the shop up. The central aircon is insufficient to cool down the dining area which we experience during our visit.   For ramen, I normally like my soup base to be solid and robust, therefore Tonkatsu Cha Shu Ramen ($15.90) was my pick. The ramen is springy (QQ) and the Cha Shu, although it is quite lean, it turns to be very tender and flavourful. It shows that the Cha Shu has gone through a long cooking process and well marinated. The broth has a white milky colour, thick with a sticky collagen feeling coming out from the bones.   On the other hand, Little Devil ('LD') prefer a more clear type of soup. So she decided on Cha Shu Shoyu Ramen ($15.80). The broth is much lighter compare to mine, more like a clear soup, however the shoyu (soy sauce) give the broth a distinct flavour. The ramen texture are consistent, al dente and springy (qq), while the Cha Shu is tender and flavourful   For side dish, we ordered Mentaimayo Gyoza and Leek Mayo Gyoza ($6.80 each). Both the gyoza nicely pan fried until crispy on the outside. I find that Japanese Gyoza normally has a stronger taste from the leek. The good thing about Mentaimayo Gyoza, it has salted cod roe toppings and mayonnaise that helps to cover the smell and give a nice salty creamy flavour.   The service here is quite minimum. Although there are not many customer, it seems that the service staff is having problem clearing the table quick enough for the next round of customers and always slow in handling the customer order. Improvement is definitely needed in this area.   Overall, we find the ramen here is good and consistent. However, it seems to be missing something to elevate the ramen to the next level. Avoid visiting this place during a hot afternoon, unless you like to enjoy your bowl of ramen while you're sweating. However on any other time, Daikokuya will be sufficient to satisfy your ramen cravings. Cheers!!

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30 Oct 2013 • 281 reviews • 21 followers

Tonkatsu or Shoyu Ramen ??

For the complete Chubby Botak Koala dining experience at Daikokuya, click here:
http://www.chubbybotakkoala.com/2013/10/daikokuya-ramen-dining-tonkatsu-or.html

In the last few years, it seems that a lot of Ramen House sprouting around in Singapore. The positive side of this, we are getting more quality ramen sold in Singapore, and is satisfying LD's cravings for good quality ramen that she had tasted in Hawaii. Daikokuya Ramen is one of the new ramen shop that open in recent years and offers a variety of regional ramen specialities such as Sapporo, Tokyo & Kyushu-style ramen in a contemporary and relaxing atmosphere.   Located at the entrance of myVillage in Serangoon Garden, the store can be consider small as it only can accommodate less then 30 customers. The surrounding glass wall allowed passerbys to check out the delicious food served in the shop. However, this glass wall also works to the disadvantage of the shop. The shop location seems to bear the brunt of direct afternoon sunlight and turn the temperature inside the shop up. The central aircon is insufficient to cool down the dining area which we experience during our visit.   For ramen, I normally like my soup base to be solid and robust, therefore Tonkatsu Cha Shu Ramen ($15.90) was my pick. The ramen is springy (QQ) and the Cha Shu, although it is quite lean, it turns to be very tender and flavourful. It shows that the Cha Shu has gone through a long cooking process and well marinated. The broth has a white milky colour, thick with a sticky collagen feeling coming out from the bones.   On the other hand, Little Devil ('LD') prefer a more clear type of soup. So she decided on Cha Shu Shoyu Ramen ($15.80). The broth is much lighter compare to mine, more like a clear soup, however the shoyu (soy sauce) give the broth a distinct flavour. The ramen texture are consistent, al dente and springy (qq), while the Cha Shu is tender and flavourful   For side dish, we ordered Mentaimayo Gyoza and Leek Mayo Gyoza ($6.80 each). Both the gyoza nicely pan fried until crispy on the outside. I find that Japanese Gyoza normally has a stronger taste from the leek. The good thing about Mentaimayo Gyoza, it has salted cod roe toppings and mayonnaise that helps to cover the smell and give a nice salty creamy flavour.   The service here is quite minimum. Although there are not many customer, it seems that the service staff is having problem clearing the table quick enough for the next round of customers and always slow in handling the customer order. Improvement is definitely needed in this area.   Overall, we find the ramen here is good and consistent. However, it seems to be missing something to elevate the ramen to the next level. Avoid visiting this place during a hot afternoon, unless you like to enjoy your bowl of ramen while you're sweating. However on any other time, Daikokuya will be sufficient to satisfy your ramen cravings. Cheers!!
14 Dec 2011 • 14 reviews • 0 follower

Bad second time experience

This is my second visit to this Ramen restaurant and I am very disappointed. The name has changed to Kamasa? (Spelling).

The restaurant has changed their management and menu. No longer do you have a variety of food to choose from. Their menu has shrinked from 7-8 pages to only 2 pages. Talk about a downgrade.

No more Shoyu/Miso Ramen. Instead, you choose your noodle base and select what you want to be added by ticking the options.

Waiter got orders wrong multiple times but I can't blame him. The piece of paper used to order was so crappy that it's very easy to get wrong orders.

My 2 friends finished their Ramen even before my order arrived. Weird thing is that the difference between our orders is very little, I don't get why the long time disparity.

Will not be returning forever not even with Groupon vouchers. My trust in this restaurant has been destroyed.

27 Oct 2011 • 14 reviews • 0 follower

Great ramen at an affordable price

Short review:

Pros

Ramen was good

Egg is excellent! Order the fried one for $2.80

Good selection of different soup base

Good customer service

Cons

Limited seats. Me and my friend were seated next to a couple side by side and had to share the bottles of sauces.

Recommended if you go there with at least 3 person.

04 Aug 2011 • 18 reviews • 34 followers

bes nitamago ever

This Japanese ramen guru made it possible for customers to try multiple varieties of the doughy strips (curly; straight and one made of tapioca flour!?), in numerous tasty soup bases (shio; shoyu; miso).

Tapioca flour noodles/Stamina Ramen ($14) anyone? Rich in calories, a bowl of this ramen consists of all the energy you need for the entire day. Every strand was smooth and chewy, fascinating texture. The broth was savoury sweet, with a tinge of fragrant garlic.

Nitamago or flavoured egg has always been a primary reason for visiting any ramen restaurants. To me, the egg indicates how successful that particular eatery would be, or rather whether I would patronise again.

I have got to admit, Daikokuya’s nitamago ($2/pc) is one of the best I had. The yolk is creamy and indeed flavourful. The quarters that were presented to us, was enough to leave an impression in me.

for more details and photographs, visit http://aimakan.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/myvillage-serangoon-gardens/

22 Mar 2011 • 3 reviews • 45 followers

Ramen Lovers!!! Must Try!

Ramen fans? If you are, you gonna check out Daikokuya in serangoon garden, located at the new mall (My Village).

Two different kind of soup base, Miso & Shoyu which comes with two different types of noodles, the thick & thin. As for me i would recommend the Shoyu Ramen Original which came with a authentic ramen bowl, the soup is just nice for people that prefer soup that's not too salty, while i go for the thick noodle. (Very very Q).

While i was enjoying the ramen, i realize the cha shu is rather dry. Other than that it's almost perfect!

Other than ramen they serve 4 different kind of Gyoza! Seaweed, okonomiyaki, mentaimayo & original, all came with a unique taste, personally i prefer the seaweed gyoza, a new combinations of japan seaweed gave the gyoza a special taste that bought gyoza to another level(A must try!).

Services was up to standard even though it's just a small ramen restaurant, i spend around $20 and i think it's reasonable to enjoy a good authentic ramen with the combinations of gyoza!