the Bear •
23 Nov 2010 • 20 reviews • 9 followers
My girlfriend and I were around the area when we decided to go to The Ramen Stall after it was recommended by a friend.
Since it was "The Ramen Place", we decided to go with the Ramen. There are two types of soup stocks, chicken and pork bone. We both chose the pork based stock.
I ordered the "fatty pork" while she ordered the char siew ramen. The staff, although not fluent in English, suggested that we go for the "set lunches" which gave us a bowl of the ramen, a drink and a simple salad for $8.90 instead of $11.90 for an ala-carte order.
We also ordered two sides, River Shrimp and Fried Soft Chicken Bone.
The noodles were pretty well done, the soup is not too bad but not spectacular. The pork and everything else was also pretty okay.
However, the River Shrimp was great! Instead of the usual Sakura Ebi which other Japanese restaurants serve, this was just little shrimp, seasoned with salt and pepper and then deep fried. Who knew such a simple way of preparing small shrimp would make them taste so good!!
The Fried Soft Chicken Bone was strange. It was pretty good, lightly battered and then deep fried. What it was served with was puzzling. It was served with... sweet chilli sauce!! But it was pretty good.
What we didn't try was the vast amounts of Japanese sake and other types of Japanese alcohol there as I was driving. With stuff like the River Shrimp and Fried Soft Chicken Bone, they have loads of stuff as snacks with drinks. Their business hours are also perfect for late nights over drinks.
All in all, recommended for a place for drinks and food.