I have finally found a ramen (in Singapore) worthy enough to fill the void that Noodle House Ken has left. This post was prompted by one of my friend's Instagram feed (of the mazesoba ramen) which got me craving it all over again.
The noodles are very similar to that from Noodle House Ken, springy and fresh, and well coated in their secret sauce. A word of advice - do NOT order it without the charsiew! I think without the charsiew the magic of the mazesoba would be lost. The char siew has that charred, smokey flavour, and the grilled fats and oils from the pork form an emulsion with the sauce. I think if I had ordered the normal version (without char siew) it would have been just ordinary.
And I really don't think it tastes like bak chor mee - bak chor mee has a more porky smell especially with the lard chips plus the noodles aren't as springy and nice as ramen noodles. Oh well, to each his own.
They have it in starter size and full size (if I'm not wrong it's $18) but I'd definitely go for the full size.
The karaage chicken was impressive (or maybe I was hungry) - well seasoned, juicy and tender chicken morsels that were snapped up (of course mostly by me) in a jiffy.
The gyoza was passable but not very remarkable.
Thinly sliced daikon topped with these dried silverfish in a zingy refreshing sauce.
* I had my dinner at the Horses' Mouth and I've not been inside Uma Uma ramen restaurant. No regrets for this cos we had great drinks to wash down the great meal.
Uma uma Ramen
01-41 Forum the Shopping Mall