There are alot of japanese ramen restaurant at the central, however marutama ramen is one of my favourite ramen restaurant that i would often patronize. I would recommend for everyone to try out this place for a bowl of ramen. If you are those that always go for full sets, they have additional add on that you can add on to go along with your ramen. After doing your shopping , a bowl of ramen at marutama is the best choice as a meal for dinner.
Tried many different ramen shops, and Marutama Ramen has very good texture. They serve a few different soup based ramen & I recommend the chicken flavoured! Add a tamago in your ramen for a nicely seasoned boiled egg, slightly watery on the inside.
The sides are exceptionally well done. One of the must tries is the Yaki Char Siew (comes in slices and served with lemon) - nicely roasted and melts in your mouth. For non-ramen fans, try the Char Siew Rice ($5) its a low budget alternative that can fill your stomach.
We also ordered a Gyoza, which was not bad, the serving's decent, soaked in a little vinegar.
For full review and pictures, please visit : http://storyofoursummers.blogspot.com/2012/03/marutama-ra-men.html
1) Marutama Ra-men + 2 tamago - $14
2) Marutama Ra-men + 2 tamago and Kakuni - $19
The texture of the noodles is very smooth. There is this tenderness about it, which is different from the tougher ramen you find outside. The chicken broth is also very tasty and best still, it doesn't make you thirsty after you polish off the entire bowl. I highly recommend, anyone who goes to try it, to get 2 eggs. I love their runny eggs and 1 is just not enough for me. Another must try add-ons is the pork bellies which have been stewed until the meat literally melts in your mouth. Combine them together, and you have yourself a very satisfying meal. The price of around SGD$20 might be a tad on the high side for a bowl of ramen, but for the pleasure it provides, I say its definitely worth it.
Hubby took me there first to try the Ramen. He's not a fan of ramen so I was quite surprised he would highly recommend me this place.
After the first try, I have been going back there... Like an addiction.
The place is simple and the name is complicated - at least to me. I couldn't remember its name until last night. I made an effort to remember this place. Otherwise, I've been calling it the "Basketball Ramen". Thanks to its prominent basketball-looking logo, otherwise, it would have been a nightmare trying to communicate with people about this place.
My standard at this place is either the marutama ramen (ramen that tastes really chickeny) or the spicy ramen. I would always add:
- The egg, which is above the usual standard in Singapore because the outside of the egg is brown, an obvious fact that they soak it in soya sauce, and the inside of the egg is really soft, with yolk undercooked - although not perfect, it still tastes above average.
- The grilled pork, which melts in your mouth literally and the grilled flavours linger in your mouth - I love this!
The ramen is different from other ramen I've tried so far. The noodles are thinner and more yellow, almost like the wanton noodles, but the texture is spingy and don't taste as eggy as the wanton noodles. The soup is flavoursome and has a strong chicken taste.
For less than $20 per pax, this is ramen-quite-worth-it. Of course, service is acceptable only. I can't say they are bad. Just that, it is harder to get their attention at times. It's like a ramen fastfood with people taking your order.
It's usually packed, so be sure to go early for lunch or else really late for dinner.
There are many ramen dining places in Singapore but in my honest opinion, Marutama ramen has got to be one of the better ramen outlets in Singapore. Located at the Central, this place offers ramen with thinner noodles (which is better than those thicker ones that makes it almost like udon) and their tamago (egg) is probably one of the best in the business. Do feel free to pop by here for a nice bowl of ramen here which you can top with seaweed and generous portions of spring onions. Water is foc and there are finger food available as well. The inside of the place can be a bit dark but I don't feel that it matters a lot.