First and foremost, I must apologise for the lack of updates on food reviews. Sometimes, I just let the age hijacks the memory system and forget to snap beautiful pictures of the foodies. Plus, I’m always wearing a sheet of thick-skin while snapping away because sometimes, it does look retarded in the public. And also, I must admit that I start eating slower than my meal buddies…which is a little impolite since I take some time to edit and create collages to upload on facebook. Okay, personal issues but nevertheless, am gonna review on Shin-Sapporo Ramen which I patronised at the Century Square outlet with my bf. It was a bday treat from him 🙂
So we had the buddies meal which consisted of 2 main dishes, 2 sides, 2 starters (salad) and 1 complimentary dish. I must first state that we were initially told that we would be given 2 complimentary dishes altogether (we chose chawanmushi) by waitress A but we were only served with 1 by waitress B. That was the only inconsistency we faced.
This was quite pathetic at first because which salad has no GREENS? It only contained 2 sour tomatoes and pale looking lettuces. But I managed to almost finish it because I loved the dressing (FATTENING I KNOW).
I love those Japanese eggs – Tamago! Its skin is extremely soft and smooth, and the watery yolk perfects it (High cholesterol! GASP!) I chose Shoyu because I like salty food (High risk of hypertension and kidney failure! GASP GASP!). I know, I’m unhealthy like that, which sorta explains the poor health last year.
The ramen noodles were thin and chewy. Soup tasted alright. Meat was sliced thinly but was still acceptable. Just thought that there were too much spring onions and onions!
I tried his soup and I didn’t like it. It just tastes.. odd. And his noodles were fatter than mine. Haha!
My jaws dropped when this was first served. Their portion and quantity is so pathetic, really. I had a little difficulty chewing this due to my braces.
But overall, the taste was still acceptable.
Another disappointment. I literally exclaimed in shock when I saw this. I was expecting those chunk potato salad, you know? But this came in as mashed potato (although I’m a real fan but my expectations were not met) with bits of carrots and cucumber. I am so NOT a fan of either of them. Carrot bits are fine because you can’t really taste the icky taste when eaten and mixed together with other food, but cucumber, its disgusting taste can still be quite strong even when mixed. Ugh, totally didn’t like this dish.
The tomatoes shown in all dishes didn’t seem to be fully riped and was quite sour!
This is a MUST-HAVE in all my japanese meals. Apart from going back on their word on giving us 2 sets instead of 1, this chawanmushi seemed quite okay, except for the fact that I’d forgot to add some soya sauce (I LIKE SALTY, remember?) and it wasn’t that hot when served. This contains gingko which bf ate. I loathe gingko, which kinda explains the poor memory too 🙁
Overall rating :
I would actually give it a 3.5.
Century Square Branch
#B1-10/11 Century Square
T. 6783 6304
enquiry@Shin-SapporoRamen.comOur opening hours:-
11.00am to 10pm
(last order 30 minutes before closing)