I must admit I was kinda skeptical about trying Ramen Play. Afterall, they are part of the Breadtalk group’s venture into non-confectionery products…what experience does Breadtalk have about setting up ramen restaurant?! However after trying out their ramen, I was convinced that I’ll return to visit them again =)
Here’s the star dish which made me changed my impression of them…“Sanpou Tonkotsu Ramen”. Sanpou in cantonese means to “3 treasures”, in this case refers to the ingredients added to the ramen: braised pork cheek, cha shu and braised pork belly. Of which I liked the braised pork cheek and pork belly more than the cha shu. The pork cheek was tender and the pork belly chewy. Both had very nice texture. Given the generous serving of the “protein”, the ramen was pretty value-for-money!
The ramen was also cooked to the right softness & texture and the soup was delightfully tasty.
Of cos condiments were also essential to enhancing the taste of the ramen. Here they provide 3 condiments: Chilli Paste, Chilli Chives and Fried Garlic.
The Chilli Paste resembles slightly to “Hae Bi Hiam” (Dry Chilli Shrimp Paste) while the Chilli Chives has the taste of “Toufu Ru” (Fermented Bean Curd). Both are nice additions to the ramen, esp for chilli lover like me…
We also tried the hot pot Beancurd Chawamushi. The server will bring the empty hot pot and pour in the egg mixture in before closing the lid and let it cook for about 11 mins. They will set a timer and place it at the table; once the timer rings, the Chawamushi is ready~ A fun way of presenting the dish. However I find the taste of beancurd slightly too overwhelming for my liking…perhaps the normal Chawa wldn’t have the same problem.
Overall it was a nice surprise for me as they outlived my expectations of them. Good try Breaktalk Group!
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