Ramen; a staple to college students in the middle of the night when they feel their hunger pangs. Or perhaps a comfort food to all, who needs that hot piping slurp of noodles paired with a thick and flavourful broth. Ramen have had many years of origin in Japan, but the widespread of it has made it readily available in every corner of the world.
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However, along with the widespread of Ramen; it is now harder for consumers to find authentic ramen. Where the noodles and springy, and the broth is thick. Over at Jimoto-ya, a new ramen restaurant in Singapore co-owned by celebrated Master Chef, Nobumasa Mieda, the Owner and Proprietor of Sapporo-based Michelin-Starred (2012) Kaiseke Restaurant, Mieda, and the creative genius behind the JIMOTO-YA Ebi Ramen; stresses heavily on authenticity. As Jimoto-ya translates to The Original Taste.
We were honoured to be attending their opening last month, at Nankin Row Food Stretch; where celebrity guest Vincent Ng was one of the few who broke the sake as per tradition for a ramen place. Guests were treated to endless flow of sake, taster of the delicious ramen, and a lion dance.
Head on down to JIMOTO-YA Singapore, located at Pickering Street’s well known Nankin Row Food Stretch and is open from 11.30am to 14.30pm and in the evening from 18.00 to 22.00; let us know what you think about it by dropping a comment below!