Thursday, January 01, 2009

Sapporo Ramen Miharu, Gallery Hotel

Sapporo Ramen Miharu, Gallery Hotel
I've been wanting to try the ramen from Sapporo Ramen Miharu (1 Nanson Road, GF The Gallery Hotel) for the longest time after being recommended. Despite the fact that I am within its vicinity fairly often, it hasn't happened until recently. I wonder why. I've had nothing but curiosity for this place. While I'm not one of the biggest of ramen fan, I enjoy them and especially like the cold variety that suits the weather here mostly. What's with all the Chinese/Cantonese speaking from the people working there?

You might have guessed that I picked their cold noodles. This koumi tsukemen was done nicely from the texture of their chilled springy noodles (great stuff) to the bodied flavour of the shoyu dip that accompanied it. I'll be tempted to order this again if I come back. What didn't turn out like I imagined was the hot broth; the ramen lost the chill after dipping them in. Not saying that this was a bad thing but it wasn't what I was expecting when I felt like having cold noodles.

There was a side of steamed gyozas which decidedly looked and tasted to me like Chinese dumplings minus the exceedingly thick skin. I found these to be more enjoyable than the fried variety and these have shrimps in them. There's chilli oil condiments on the table so don't forget to drizzle them on for extra oomph.


MystiKaL said...

The only Ramen i seem to be enjoying nowadays is the one from Marutama at Central. Not sure if i got the name right.. they have a logo like a basketball

oh and in a not so unrelated topic.. Have you got book 8 and book 9 of the Horus Heresy? Just got mine from San Bookshop today. The plaza sing outlet has got decent stock of warhammer goodies =D

LiquidShaDow said...

Hey dude,

Haven't been to Marutama yet. I suppose it's one of those places that didn't really captivate me and the long queue in the past didn't really help that out neither. I don't mind trying it someday though and see what it's all about.

Finished reading Battle of the Abyss last week, will be starting on book 9 soon.

MystiKaL said...

Just went to Marutama today. Place was kinda deserted man...

its actually the kinda place you go once in a blue moon for a fix cos their menu isnt really interesting. Very basic ramen.. the only thing that fluctuates is that sometime the young fella does the noodles and they come out a lil harder.. the older guy takes his time and it comes perfect.. oh and when you go there remember to ask them to serve the eggs on the side so that they dont cook hard while in the ramen soup..