Men-Tai Ramen is always packed during lunch at Shenton Way. They started an evening session from 6-9pm now so I had the chance to visit them recently for dinner.
Other than their signature ramen, we also ordered their Gyoza as side dish.
As for ramen, they have Tonkotsu Ramen, Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen, Miso Ramen, Spicy Miso Ramen, Shio Ramen and Shoyu Ramen.
We tried the Tonkotsu Ramen and the Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen. The thick, milky soup base doesn’t taste salty (unlike some of the other ramen outlets style) and the ramen comes with bamboo shoots, grilled char-shu and half a tamago (egg), a slice of fish cake, topped with lotsa scallion. The noodles used are the thick curly yellow ramen (versus some other rament outlets that uses Hakata noodles).
I liked the crunchiness of the bamboo shoots and the tender char-shu. But am not that impressed with the tamago perhaps cos I prefer flavoured eggs. The tamago served here does not seem to be flavoured thou its cooked to typical japanese style of having a soft-yolk.
The Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen was not that spicy afterall. So for chilli-eaters, can probably order the extra spicy tonkotsu ramen.
I understand that the shop has a long queue during lunch hours, personally I find that due to its location, its difficult to attract customers to travel from other places just to visit them in the evening. Their evening session is perhaps to cater to office workers nearby. But I think they are still worth a visit if one happen to be passing by Shenton Way area in the evening.
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