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Monday, July 21, 2014

Yoshimaru

It had been ages since I last visited Holland Village and I was rather surprised to see a number of new restaurants. One of them was Yoshimaru ramen bar, I thought it would be very nice to experience enjoying a hot slurping bowl of ramen by the bar counters.

Yoshimaru ramen bar

At a closer look into the restaurant, their settings was not the typical Japanese settings which I had seen in the malls, thus it brings more curiosity in me and we decided to give it a try.

Exterior Environment

The walkway into the restaurant was rather narrow, perhaps just enough for a person to walk.

Restaurant
 It was divided into sections, with bars on the right and the normal dining tables on the left. Their walls were all decorated with white bowls.

Bar counter
Yoshimaru is known for its traditional Japanese Hakata Ramen and after ordering from the friendly servers we were given a earthern stick to grind the roasted sesame into powder then add on to the bowl of ramen.
Roasted Sesame
Hakata ramen is a thin and springy type of ramen, served in Tonkotsu (pork bone) soup that has been simmered for 13 hours. Their noodles are made in Singapore using authentic Japanese methods to ensure its quality.

Traditional Hakata Ramen - $11
 The soft char siewslices have a good balance of lean and fat. Yummy!

Char Siew

One can opt for the spicy version of Tonkotsu ramen or the original. We had skipped the spicy version as we wanted to have a taste of the original. Similarly, I would say that the bowl of ramen was "oiishi" (delicious in Japanese). Though it was miso soup base, the taste was not overpowering.

Original Miso Ramen - $12
It was quite interesting to find mini burgers on the menu. In order to try out all flavours, I ordered the freshly toasted mini burgers combination platter. 

Mini Burger Combo - $8.80

All burgers are in mini versions and were halves, though they were mini, the stacks of ingredients that was stuffed inbetween were still too big to have them down into my stomach in a bite.

The Mini chicken burger comes with mayonnaise and teriyaki sauce.

Teriyaki Chicken Burger

Mini Japanese Spicy Brasied Pork Burger tasted sweet and though it was indicated as spicy, I couldnt taste a bit of spice.
Spicy Char Siu Karamiso Burger
Mini Mentaiko  (Salted Pollock ROe)  which consists of mayo prawn with burger.

Mentaiko Ebi Mayo Burger

To enjoy authentic Hataka Ramen, do head down to Yoshimaru and have a taste of it!

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Yoshimaru Ramen Bar
Location:
31 Lorong Liput  Holland Village Singapore 277742