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Play Date with Tantanmen!

imageI only have a few posts so it might not be obvious yet but I am a huge ramen lover. My favorite type of ramen is ‘Tantanmen‘ or ‘Tantanmian‘ since I first tried it  at Sisen Ramen a small shop in Osaka that I hope to review again sometime in the future.

I had to run some errands in town today and when it was time to get my grub on I remembered to have passed this place before not recognizing it was actually a Ramenplay outlet. Usually I would avoid big chains like that as I made rather disappointing experiences with such in the past but since I was in ramen mood and found my beloved ‘Tantanmian‘ on their menu I thought I give it a shot.

After a short wait the bowl arrived and looked promising – deep red color, some cabbage, Asian greens and minced pork on top. I gave it all a good mix and started digging in. The noodles which the waiter confirmed as being handmade had a nice texture to them but were slightly too soft for my preference. The broth was thick and rich of sesame taste enhanced by additional crushed sesame seeds on top. The taste could have been a notch more intense but I still slurped the whole bowl until the last drop including the tasty mince. I also ordered small side salad which was a nice and cooling change in between spoons of hot and spicy broth.

This was not a match for Sisen but I must admit I’m much more excited now that we just had another Ramenplay opening close by and for 10$ per bowl I’ll sure have this one again.

http://www.ramenplay.com.sg/index.php

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Best Tantanmen In Town!

imageNantsuttei is one of my favorite ramen shops in Singapore which is located on the third floor of Parco Mall and originates from a famous Japanese shop.

I ordered my favorite, the “Hot Miso Ramen Tantanmen” which has a rich broth and a strong pork taste that’s enhanced by the added ground pork. Only letdown was that my “extremely spicy” only tingled slightly instead the usual numbing pain and sweating. I always add flavored eggs, which they boil to the perfect waxy spot as well as “Smoked Chashu” which even though cold, melts in your mouth. As a side note for the health conscious, Nantsuttei is using organic pork for their dishes.

www.nantsu.com/sg

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