We were here to check out the recently opened ramen place!
Since we read that the Chef Tan-san was the first Tonkatsu Chef in Singapore, we figured that it might be prudent to order the Premium Pork Loin Tonkatsu Set ($19.90 nett), and the Tonkatsu Ramen ($14.90) which uses the normal pork loin.
Each Tonkatsu set came with roasted sesame (which we had fun grinding), tonjiru soup (which was awesome broth simmered with Japanese pork and very rich in flavour), pickles, fruits, as well as unlimited servings of Niigata rice and crunchy cabbage (which we could barely finished the first serving).
The difference between the pork loin and the premium pork loin was that the former was more tender and thinner, while the latter was thick and firm, and with more fats. We actually preferred the non-premium version, haha! The coat of bread crumbs was lovely for both.
When we took our first sips, the ramen broth seemed quite light, but slowly, the spiciness grew onto us, and we thought that the soup was quite nice. However, this is probably not for you, if you prefer a richer broth base.
What we did not like was the Tokyo ramen, which was similar to thick yellow noodles with a rather strong alkaline taste. We preferred the thinner Kyushu ramen, but that is just our personal preference.
Free-flow hot green tea was available at $1.50 per pax. Overall, we felt that the food was really quite value-for-money 🙂