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(Closed) Marutama Ramen (Suntec City Mall)

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Marutama Ramen specialty is the thin Japanese noodle ramen in one of four soup bases. The soups are mildly flavored and almost caramel in tone, an ideal template for the wheaty flavour of the ramen.

Daily: 11:00 - 22:00

+65 68846224
$20 based on 12 submissions
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Sour salty ramen that I chose

Another ramen place that my friend has searched for.  We ordered different ramen flavour for each of us.  For myself, I liked the sour and salty taste.  Seldom I comes across for sour taste.  Salty yes, many times.  

Therefore, I found it savoury to drink the soup after I have finished the noodles.

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12 Jul 2014 • 316 reviews • 86 followers

Sour salty ramen that I chose

Another ramen place that my friend has searched for.  We ordered different ramen flavour for each of us.  For myself, I liked the sour and salty taste.  Seldom I comes across for sour taste.  Salty yes, many times.  

Therefore, I found it savoury to drink the soup after I have finished the noodles.
27 Jul 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

awfull experience

ebi ramen soup tasted very bad, gyoza was just average, cha su rice was not better than low quality food court. And worst of all: many small flies came out when cha su was served, as if it comes from the kitchen. worst japanese food ever tried in singapore
29 Jun 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

will not come back again!

Service was horrible, waited for more than half an hour just for gyoza and more than an hour for ramen. We asked the servers twice on our orders and each time they said it was coming. Everyone else who came after us had their orders already and we were just waiting. Food was not spectacular either. Not worth the wait and its very disappointing.
25 Oct 2012 • 408 reviews • 13 followers

Chicken soup ramen

Done with shopping my makan kaki began to crave hot soupy ramen and we decided to pop over to Suntec City for the basketball with a mole. It’s our first time dining at this outlet though we’d tried the one in The Central.

Full of barang barang, it’s too cramped to sit inside the ramen shop so we shifted to a four-seater outside. Surprisingly, the place was mostly empty on a Sunday evening.

We stuck to our favorite aka ramen (chicken soup ramen with a mixture of seven kinds of ground nuts $15), which was mildly spicy and the tori dango (chicken meatballs) offered a springy bite.

Similar to marutama ramen in ingredients, the karashi ramen (chicken soup ramen with toppings $12) was however spicy though the broth was deceptively clear. There’s only a single piece of char siu (sliced roast pork) and it’s sufficiently tender.

We also ordered tamago (half boiled seasoned egg $1.50) which oozed runny yolk and it’s deeply flavored with a robust soya sauce aroma.

Topped with plenty of greens – mustard greens, parsley and spring onion, the noodle was thin, curly and it wasn’t overcooked. Coupled with a thick and rich broth, our piping hot bowls of ramen were simple yet wonderfully comforting.

Service was brisk but due to faulty machines only cash was acceptable. Luckily K had enough, otherwise we’d have to scramble for an ATM.

Total damage: $35.30
07 Dec 2011 • 58 reviews • 4 followers

Chicken-based Broth reminds me of Chicken flavor Maggi ...

I believe Marutama was one of the "pioneers" to usher in the Japanese Ramen boom (fad? time will tell) in Singapore. Unfortunately though I think the newer crop of places that have opened have left it behind.

There is only one choice of broth - chicken based, which is in itself a bit non traditional (in that most other places you get to choose salt, soya sauce, miso, tonkotsu, etc depending on your tastes or how strong you like your soup base).

The broth itself is thick and flavorful but I can't shake the automatic association with the maggi instant noodle flavor. Perhaps it's cos I ate too much as a child; your mileage may vary. Their Ebi Ramen tastes better as the chicken soup also has a nice prawn flavor infusion.

Overall a decent-ish Ramen place but other places (like Shin Sapporo two floors down) are better at the same price.

Full review here if you're interested.