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Ramen Santouka (Cuppage Terrace)

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Santouka strictly maintains the exact same cooking standards as the other Ramen Santouka restaurants around the world. Although some believe that the soup may not be hot enough, they purposefully maintain the soup at its optimal temperature to best be enjoyed by everyone.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Fri: 17:30 - 00:00

Sat: 12:00 - 00:00

Sun: 12:00 - 21:30

+65 62351059
$22 based on 47 submissions
Lunch (12 votes), Dinner (11 votes), After Work (6 votes)
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Pork Cheeks Ramen quite all right

I have heard some good things about its well-raved pork cheeks ramen, hence it piqued my curiosity. So, upon stepping into the quaint little Japanese ramen restaurant in Cuppage Terrace, I knew what I wanted before the waiters came with the menu. It was claimed to be "very valuable parts, only 200 - 300g entire pig" and "served daily in limited quantity".

So I had the Roasted Pork Cheeks Ramen (SGD$21.00 for small portion) with Kara-Miso (spicy) soup base. There was an additional SGD$1.00 charge for the spicy soup base.

This spicy soup base was a little more spicy than I remembered since my last visit (albeit at another branch), but it suited me better. It was thick and flavorful. The ramen noodles were springy but rather nondescript, similar to the Chinese yellow thick noodles.

The pork cheeks came with bamboo shoots, chives and black fungus strips, all of which I deposited into the noodle soup together with my Komi Tamago (flavored / braised egg at SGD$1.50). The pork cheek slices were smooth and tender, rich in texture but light in flavor. It was good, and the pork slices were thick enough to give a very good "mouth-feel" (known was "kou gan" in Chinese), simply to say, the palate agrees!

For full review and more detailed information, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/04/lunch-at-santouka-ramen-cuppage-terrace.html

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• 05 Apr 2015 • 449 reviews • 7 followers

Pork Cheeks Ramen quite all right

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I have heard some good things about its well-raved pork cheeks ramen, hence it piqued my curiosity. So, upon stepping into the quaint little Japanese ramen restaurant in Cuppage Terrace, I knew what I wanted before the waiters came with the menu. It was claimed to be "very valuable parts, only 200 - 300g entire pig" and "served daily in limited quantity".

So I had the Roasted Pork Cheeks Ramen (SGD$21.00 for small portion) with Kara-Miso (spicy) soup base. There was an additional SGD$1.00 charge for the spicy soup base.

This spicy soup base was a little more spicy than I remembered since my last visit (albeit at another branch), but it suited me better. It was thick and flavorful. The ramen noodles were springy but rather nondescript, similar to the Chinese yellow thick noodles.

The pork cheeks came with bamboo shoots, chives and black fungus strips, all of which I deposited into the noodle soup together with my Komi Tamago (flavored / braised egg at SGD$1.50). The pork cheek slices were smooth and tender, rich in texture but light in flavor. It was good, and the pork slices were thick enough to give a very good "mouth-feel" (known was "kou gan" in Chinese), simply to say, the palate agrees!

For full review and more detailed information, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/04/lunch-at-santouka-ramen-cuppage-terrace.html
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• 16 Jan 2015 • 2020 reviews • 258 followers

The Soup Is Too Salty

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… and the pork too tough. Santouka Ramen has always been viewed as one of the best ramen to enter Singapore. However, a recent visit to its flagship store at Cuppage was very disappointing.   First, the shoyu ramen was really salty, and the noodles did not do a good job of soaking up the essence of the broth. In fact, when I was served, the noodles were tough and “al dente”. Adding to this was that the char siu was also quite tough. Spending on this meal was a tough pill to swallow.   Better though was the pork cheek, which was served on a hot stone. This has a good “melt in the mouth” feeling , and is not for the weak hearted as it will your blood vessels will have to work harder to pump more blood after a few slices.
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• 19 Dec 2014 • 13 reviews • 1 follower

delicious pork cheek

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Finally get to try this ramen place after All the rave. The spicy soup is a little overwhelming for the throat but the pork cheek was good. For more reviews head over to: https://amandalingg.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/hokkaido-ramen-shatouka-x-teppei-japanese-restaurant/
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