Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Burosu Honten Gyoza & Ramen, Marina Square

Marina Square has a fairly new Japanese produce and live seafood market, Emporium Shokuhin which contains a few restaurants. Gurosu Hoten (#01-18 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, tel : +65 62243433) is the ramen shop amongst that few. As with the some of the specialist entrants in the recent years, these guys have something that they specialize in and allow a modicum of cusomization (the meta aspects if you know what I mean) for each bowl. What they seem to be selling for their bowls are their seafood broth. 

Here's their Ultimate Blend bowl (top) and the kani ramen (bottom). The former came with a broth of seafood and tonkotsu base which resulted in a higher viscosity with a slightly porky taste than the latter which tasted more crabby/prawny/crustacean-y. In retrospect, I couldn't say that I disliked them. But the broth got boring after a while as flavoursome as they were. Their charshu was dry and hard, surprisingly poorer cousins in comparison with even Ma Maison (which had pretty good ones by the way) whom has just begun their ramen foray. Those wagyu beef gyozas felt gimmicky. I could hardly tell that the meat was beef.

I don't think I'm going to miss this place much.

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