Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 21:30
With a name that means "noodle hut" in Japanese, this casual restaurant serves exactly what you'd expect: freshly made ramen (noodles), free of preservatives, served with ingredients and broth that are just as meticulously prepared.
Read the full review at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com/2010/09/men-tei-ramen.html
The restaurant occupies a tiny shop space with a maximum capacity of about 30 diners, and the decidedly small menu is limited to only 6 varieties of ramen. But it's little wonder why this ramen joint is so popular with the Shenton Way lunch crowd. This is a case whereby the restaurant really excels in the very few dishes it serves.
1) Shio Ramen ($14), with an additional helping of sweet corn. The light clear broth is made with chicken and fish, so it's very delicate in flavour. The noodles aren't too soggy and they are cooked so they retain just that right amount of bite. I'm constantly amazed at how the Japanese are able to make such consistently semi-runny eggs (tamago) which are so delectable. The flavourful grilled pork (yakibuta), while decadently fatty, is worth every ounce of the heart-clogging fat.
2) Tonkotsu Ramen ($14), Men-Tei's signature ramen, with a pork bone soup base. The whitish colour of the soup is a result of pork backbone being simmered for hours on end until the bone emulsifies. For women who want more collagen, this is the ramen for you
Never got a chance to try out the ramen here as the place is always crowded. Finally had the craving for ramen and decided to wait it out. For CBD quality food, must admit that ramen is here is quite good. Not overly pricey too which is a bonus. Do try their tonkotsu ramen.
Located at the business district in Robinson Road, Men-Tei almost guaranteed of full house during lunch time, but no worries as their table turnover is rather fast.
Gyoza (3 pcs) - Skin wasn’t as crispy as it looks but it was quite juicy and tasty.
Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen - Chashu was so flavorful and tender that it melts in your mouth but the soup was a bit disappointed.
Tonkotsu Ramen - Everything else except the soup were the same as the other ramen, while I appreciate the generous amount of spring onion and sesame.
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