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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Different Ramen Experience - Itadakimasu!

The word "Kazan" is known as volcano in Japanese. The numerous newpaper printouts had actually caught my attention as I walked past Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen. Initially I thought that Kazan is actually referring to its level of spiciness - as hot as volcano but as when I took a close look, I realised the "fun" in the meal and decided to give it a try.

"Irrashaimase" - a very loud and warm welcome greeted us upon stepping into the restaurant and gave a very good first impression. Secondly, the server came welcoming us with its menu. Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen was well decorated with the classic feel of a Japanese Ramen Stall similar to what I had visited in Japan. Not only was the utensils and cookery stuffs placed neatly, the ambience was well lited and rather quiet which served as a perfect place to dine over the weekends to keep away from the bustle of the city.

In Shop - Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen in Novena Singapore
In Shop
Do help yourself with the freeflow of seasonings on the table ranging from vinegar to shoyu and they even provide garlic with the garlic press for their customers to enhance the taste of their dish.

Seasonings at your choice! - Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen in Novena Singapore
Seasonings at your choice

Proper instructions were pasted on the table to guide and share with customers how to cook a delicious kazan ramen. It had also advised customers customer to stay away from the hot stone bowl.

Instructions - Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen in Novena Singapore
We ordered the classic Shoyu Ramen to have a taste of its original Tonkotsu broth as it was mentioned on the menu that the broth was enhanced with a special blended soy sauce paste. Each strand of smooth and springy ramen is delectably coated with a flavourful broth. This aromatic broth somehow reminds me of a famous Ramen Stall located in Tanjong Pagar area! Yums!
Cost: S$12.00

Shoyu Ramen - Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen in Novena Singapore
Shoyu Ramen

I had ordered one of its signature dish, Curry Kazan and the long awaited volcanic eruption performance is about to commenced. The dish was initially served in a hot stone pot and the server had pour half a pot of curry into it, covered it up with the hood and about one minute later, he poured the remaining curry into the stone pot again. Timing was all measured by the little hour glass device on the table as seen in the picture).
Cost: S$18.00

Kanzan Curry - Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen in Novena Singapore
Kanzan Curry, Sugoi Ne!
The hood was then remove and "ta-da", take a look the end product and enjoy the sizzling sound in the video.
                                                        The Pipping Hot Kazan Ramen!

Not only we have to be caution on the pipping hot stone pot, we have to be additional careful and keep a distance from the curry as they may follow the "sizzling" sound and stain our clothing. Do also note that my meal comes with additional bowl of rice to goes along with the remaining curry as the portion is enormous for me, I suggest that the meal can be shared by 2 instead! 
Last but not least, if you are thinking of having green tea in this Japanese restaurant, you can find alternatives as green tea is not available in its menu.

End Product of Curry Kazan - Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen in Novena Singapore
End Product of Curry Kazan

The total bill for the night including 10% of Service Charge and 7% GST is well spent for the night as I really enjoyed every bit of the meal.
Bill - Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen in Novena Singapore
Rating: 3.5 / 5

Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen
Location: Square 2, 10 Sinaran Drive #02-68/69, Singapore 307506

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