Enishi is a small hole-in-the-wall 10 seater restaurant in International Plaza. Its parent restaurant in Kobe, Japan received the Michelin Bib Gourmand for its dashi-based ramen. Unlike tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen, dashi ramen uses a kelp based soup stock with different spices and dried goods.

To be honest, it is not hard to see why. The clear dashi broth was surprisingly light yet savoury. The noodles were springy and cooked to perfection. We loved the little bits of sharp, crisp yet subtly sweet diced raw onions and piquant and tangy orange peel toppings. You never know what you will get with each spoonful as you may get a little more crunch, zest or spicy kick.

As for the proteins, the char siew was tender and seared just right to give it a nice smoky charred flavour. You don't usually get smoked duck with ramen (or paired with char siew!) but this was a surprisingly good combination.

At $20 per bowl, this is a relatively pricey bowl of ramen. It is also apparently limited to 100 bowls per day (which sounds gimmicky but may be true considering their limited space and turnover rate). I do however rate this delicious and comforting bowl of ramen and will definitely be back for more!