Marukin Ramen @ Scotts Square

The newest additional to Scotts Square, Tokyo’s famous ramen chain-restaurant Marukin Ramen, recently opened its flagship store in Singapore. Ah, another competitor in the blooming ramen market in Singapore you might comment, yes, but we welcome Marukin Ramen as it serves up its famed slow cooked chicken broth instead of the slow cooked pork broth that most of us are familiar with.

Shortly after the dishes were dished up, we were greeted with an array of appetizers. 
Nigel Ate : 3.75/5
My favorite amongst all was the  Hiyayakko, chilled tofu with chilli soy sauce, it was pretty firm and went well with the pool of chilli soy sauce on the bottom. 
Nigel Ate : 3.5/5
This was my first time trying a chicken gyoza and it was surprisingly good. I would have liked it better if the skin was thinner and crisper.
Nigel Ate : 3/5
The Karaage, Japanese fried chicken, was crispy and chunky however I found it a little too greasy. 

Moving on to the main dishes, we tried a variety of ramen that night. Do note that because it was a tasting session, all the ramen were served in tasting portions.
Nigel Ate : 3/5
Tsukemen, the cold dipping ramen is one of their speciality here, trying it for the first time, unfortunately it did not appeal to me since I'm more of a hot soup and noodles in the same bowl kind of person. 
Nigel Ate : 3.75/5
The Shoyu ISSAI-GASSAI featured all the house specials in one bowl - hickey charsu, shrimp wanton, chicken wing, chicken meat ball and more. Delicious and filling, great if you want to have a taste of everything. 
Nigel Ate : 3.5/5
Shio Wakame & Corn Ramen would appeal to those who love their veggies. A simple bowl of ramen with corn, mushrooms and seaweed, it was light on the palate yet still pack full of flavors from the corn, seaweed, mushrooms and the chicken broth. It also featured the ultrathin ramen noodles of Marukin Ramen which was very similar, in terms of appearance and taste, to our mee sua.

The Spicy Negi Negi Miso Ramen was yet another pleasant surprise for most of us. Featuring the obedient ingredient of the day.. Spring onions. Yes this was a bowl of ramen, spicy broth, mushrooms and a mountain of spring onions (and a little topping of Japanese leek! I discovered that night that Japanese actually would pay to eat this because they love spring onions so much. I, on the other hand, would be unlikely to pay for this because I found the taste of spring onions too overwhelming and spicy even in my tasting portion. I cannot imagine how it must taste like in the actual size! 

To end off this post, there's a special promotion for Nigel Eats readers. All you have to do is say "Marukin Ramen! OISHII!" when they order a main and they get a FREE side of the Deep Fried Vegetables in Dashi Broth! *Valid for the month of August only

Great thanks to Ashley from Brand Elixir for being a great host and Marukin Ramen for the delicious dinner.

Marukin Ramen (Scotts Square)

6 Scotts Road 

#B1-11/12 Scotts Square
Singapore (Orchard MRT) 

Tel: +65 6636 3468

Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily


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