I'm somewhat of a ramen-addict - as my bf knows too well. Luckily he loves his ramen too^_^
So when Parco Marina Bay opened with a spanking new ramen place with long queues days after it opened? Yes we need to try this!
With its signature, aromatic black garlic oil in the rich pork broth, with QQ noodles..... yum yum!!!!
I for one, hate bean sprouts, however I didn't mind them so much in this ramen surprisingly. Of course I'd much rather have my Ajikiku (fungus) at Ippudo instead of tao gey, but the crispness of the tao gey sort of redeems itself.
The meat in the normal ramen ($12) is so-so. much prefer the meat from Ippudo as well.
Noodles-wise I think Nantsuttei shines, their noodles are springy and soft.
Rich pork bone Broth albeit oily with garlic, goes down very smoothly, and it doesn't have the 'bite' of Ippudo's Akamaru ramen (or the kick), but its good. Definitely one of my favorite ramen places along with Ippudo, Tampopo and Santouka and Mentei ramen. :)
One thing that HH and I noted, and liked is that the noodles were not scalding, and could be slurped up immediately.
Definitely worth a try! Its apparently part of another famous ramen chain in Japan.
Parco Marina Bay
#03-02 Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard
Tel : (65) 6337 7166
Opening hours: 11.30am to 10.30pm