Friday, 19 April 2019

Konjiki Hototogisu Ramen – Awesome Oyster Ramen

Oyster Paitan Ramen


Konjiki Hototogisu Ramen (‘KHR’) is a One Michelin Star Ramen Restaurant from Tokyo. KHR also recognise being “No.1 Ramen in Japan” in 2017 and 2018 by Ramen Walker, Japan’s popular magazine.

Konjiki Hototogisu Ramen

Each of their Ramen restaurants specialises in different flavours. The one at Great World City, specialises in Oyster base broth.

Oyster Paitan Ramen ($15.90) is one of the signature ramens here. The broth is made from Miso and Oyster Consommé, while the toppings include oyster paste, dried tomato, baked lemon slice, roasted corn, arugula, low-temperature cha shu, black pepper and onion.

Oyster Paitan Ramen

The menu will teach you how to eat the ramen, I suggest you follow it. Once the bowl arrived, try to slurp the broth and the ramen before mixing it together. The miso is rich and creamy. When you stir the rest of the ingredients in, the oyster paste added an intense seafood flavour to the ramen. The aburi lemon and dried tomato help to cut the richness in the ramen.

Aburi Sliced Lemon

The noodle is thin and springy while cha shu has a soft, melt in your mouth texture. I like their topping of aburi corn and arugula, it is definitely unlike traditional ramen version.

The Noodle

Meanwhile, if you like something lighter, go for their Oyster Shio Ramen ($15.90). This is the clear broth version of the oyster ramen here. Toppings include oyster paste, arugula, red paprika, garlic butter lemon, red onion, scallion and parsley flakes.

Oyster Shio Ramen

Same as the Paitan Ramen, slurp the broth at first. The broth is light but filled with delicate touch of saltiness. Once you stir the broth, the oyster flavours really shine in this dish. The garlic butter lemon, paprika and red onion added contrasting flavour in the ramen.

Although both ramens are delicious, I need to warn you that the portion is very petite.

Fried Tofu with Bonito Flakes (3pcs $6.90). Crisp externally but soft internally. The bonito shavings are generous, ensuring each bite of the tofu will be filled with the bonito.

Fried Tofu with Bonito Flakes 

Service is helpful and efficient. The décor of the place like a modern ramen restaurant sprouting in shopping centres. The main colour use is pine wood combine with open concept.

Overall, the oyster ramen at Konjiki Hototogisu Ramen is definitely special and unique. The use of oyster with their miso or salt soup broth, allow us to enjoy the goodness of oyster in a different way. I’ll definitely come back to try their other ramen or the other branches as well. Kanpai! Cheers!

Food & Drink: 8.25/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 6.5/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Budget per Person: $11 - $25, $26 - $50.  

Bachmann Japanese Restaurant
Konjiki Hototogisu Ramen
1 Kim Seng Promenade
#01-143 Great World City
Singapore 237994

T: +65 6219 3840
IG: @Konjikihototogisu
OH: Daily 12.00 – 14.45, 17.00 – 21.00

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