Marukin Ramen @ Scotts square

Posted on August 19, 2012

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The newest addition to our infamous shopping district, Orchard road; is this rather under-distinguished Scotts Square.

Apart from dwelling a serious number of brandish boutiques and a handful of noteworthy eateries like Wild Honey and Maison Kayser, there is a rustic looking ramen outlet secluded at one corner of the mall’s basement.

Since it’s initiation of the first flagship store at Shirokane in Minato-kun region of Japan, Marukin Ramen has expanded with nine outlets throughout its native country.

Expanding outside of their comfort zone, they stepped into our petite country with some of their made-to-order ramen noodles in the reputable chicken-based brews.

Marukin Gyozas. ($5.90/5pcs, $10.90/10pcs.)

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Unlike the conventional ingredient; Pork, Marukin made theirs with the bird to compliment the inspired soup base.

The dough is thinly crafted, stuffed with a generous amount of marinated minced chicken and greens. Pan fried till brown and crisp, I enjoyed my dose of the side dish despite the fact that the poultry was used.
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Original potato Salad, $3.90.

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The cubed potatoes with the Chef’s own mix of condiments was fairly done.

I like how unsubstantial it was which allowed me to continue the feast that followed, even when I was gorging spoonful after spoonful.
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Hiyayakko (Chilled Tofu with chilli soy sauce), $3.90.

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Tsukemen, ‘Dipping Noodles’ $14.90.

Dunk those cold doughy strips into the warm savoury bath provided. This unconventional way of consuming the japanese delight does not appeal to me as Ramen has to be accompanied by piping hot soup.

It could be my low tolerance toward the taste, the ‘dip’ was exceptionally salty. I had to skim them across the surface instead.
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Shoyu ISSAI-GASSAI, $16.90.

Where else would you also receive a bruised chicken wing in your ramen bowl. The common elements are still found within but with a twist. The cha siew is made from chicken, the dumping is loaded with chicken and well, a nitamago from a chicken.

The revised broth did not have the amount of oiliness present in a pork-based concoction which is supposedly healthier but taste was slightly compromised. With a variant choice of three flavours to choose from (shio, miso, and shoyu), you might just find one or two enjoyable.20120724-002258.jpg

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Spicy Negi Negi Miso Ramen, $13.90.

‘Negi’ (nay-gee) means scallion; spring onion or leek in Japanese. Scallions and spring onions are basically the same while leeks are plants on their own, not grown out of an onion.

The serving of ramen had a bountiful amount of the pungent vegetables, strewn all over the surface. I do adore the leeks but it was overwhelming.

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Shio Wakame & Corn Ramen, $11.90.

20120724-130857.jpgMarukin’s very own brand of noodles, created by its in-house soul men restaurant and noodles factory. Ultra fine and thick available.20120723-031922.jpg

Deep fried vegetables in dashi broth, $5.90.

For the month of August, AiMakan’s readers are presented with a special promotion. You just have to do is say “Marukin Ramen! OISHII!” when ordering a main and get a FREE side of the Deep Fried Vegetables in Dashi Broth! It really is that simple.

*This is an invitation initiated by Marukin, thanks for having us.

Address: 6 Scotts Road, #B1-11/12 Scotts Square, Singapore

Tel: +65 6636 3468

Opening Hours
Daily: 11am – 10pm

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