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Wei Zhi Chiang
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This was an easy flavorful favorite for all of us that day! Looking like a colorful bibimbap, the shirataki noodles were served up cold with 5 types of veg, minced pork and a ramen egg. This came with a sesame shoyu sauce on the side, which helped to enhance the flavours a lot more.

A huge thank you to @tamoyaudonsg and @brandcellar for the kind invite! 🙆🏻‍♀️

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My usual order at Genki is often everything mentaiko, and I finally got to try this! Freshly fried and served super crispy, the mentaiko sauce + fries combi was shiok but there wasn’t enough sauce to go around the whole bowl. A tip I learnt, if you like kewpie (Japanese mayo), Genki serves complimentary packets of them and we enjoyed dipping that with our remaining fries!

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I like to go for the signature/classic options on first visits (finally came here!), so the Kohaku Tendon with normal sauce was an easy pick. The warm bed of rice may seem lesser than usual at first, but it was a satisfying and very filling bowl with its mini mountain of fried ingredients - long beans, prawns, chicken, squid, crab stick, mushroom, baby corn and pumpkin. The batter was crispy and light, and ingredients used were of good quality. It’s very worth it for what you get! Will surely be back!

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Between this and the mentaiko udon, this one wins it for us! The hot comforting bowl came with lots of sweet and plump clams, plus soft chewy udon that had a good bite. I liked that the bonito broth had a hint of sweetness and wasn’t too salty, which made it nice to slurp on (especially on the cold rainy day we were here). Remember to get complimentary spring onions and fried tempura bits from the counter to add them in! The regular bowl is at $11.90.

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I’m all for mentaiko and I was super excited to get this, but it kinda wasn’t as satisfying as I thought it would be. Thumbs up to that generous portion of mentaiko, but if you like the flavours more prominent, I’d recommend not to fully mix in that half boiled egg as ours felt ‘too eggy’. The udon itself was nice and slightly chewy but I’m not sure if it was the cook on the udon, the dish actually felt quite heavy. The regular portion is at $11.90!

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They have quite a few tempura and fried items to choose from and we regret not going for the tempura ones! This fried cutlet was unfortunately quite dry and we thought it could do better with more well seasoned meat and a less thick layer of batter. It comes in a huge piece but you can request for the friendly staff to chop it up for you.

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Pretty impressed by this! For the price, you get half a ramen egg, an onsen egg, chasu, bamboo shoots and lots of onions. The broth was very comforting to have and it wasn’t just a flat saltiness. Served with chijiremen which is wavy ramen noodles with an average thickness, I liked that it was done springy and didn’t soften, plus they actually have 3 types of noodles, serving the most suitable one depending on the broth. Will be back again for an affordable ramen fix!

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A super colourful plate here! The default comes with salmon, hotate, prawns, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, prawns, veg and ikura (which was sadly missed out for ours) and you get to choose 3 other toppings to go along - 1 meat: charsiu, roast beef or unagi and 2 vegetables: bamboo shoot, mixed vegetable, coriander, cheese, black fungus, broccoli, mahrah-negi (Sichuan red pepper flavored green onion).

Much springier than what we got in the Spicy Shoyu Ramen, the noodles here are served chilled in a shoyu sesame dressing. It was a refreshing change from the usual ramens (especially in this weather!) but it can also get a little jelak for one with its big portion. Get this to share or add a few drops of their chili oil to cut through the thickness. Go for their unagi which had a nice light smokiness!

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Thank you to @santoukasg and @jpassportsg for having us! 🙆🏻‍♀️

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Landed here in this conveyor belt sushi place in Medi-ya after our first round of dinner left us just a quarter full heh. Not exactly the most affordable around but worth it for us! Every plate was fresh (except I’d like better nori) and they have a really nice range of more unique choices here like Ika Natto ($2.80), Ika Mentai ($2.80), Tsubagai ($3.80), with prices from $1.80 per plate onwards.

If you’re looking for something lighter yet still comforting, this Pork Sanuki does that job pretty well. The shirataki noodles were served in a hot soy dashi broth, savory with a touch of sweetness. The pork slices were what you’d expect but the noodles were able to soak up the flavor quite a bit - pleasant to slurp on!

There’s also a beef version available which we heard, has a much lighter broth compared to this.

A huge thank you to @tamoyaudonsg and @brandcellar for the kind invite! 🙆🏻‍♀️

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Would recommend to slurp this bowl up fast since the noodles seemed to soften quite quickly (& I’m a huge fan of springy and chewy ramen noodles with a good bite). That aside, it carried the creamy broth nicely, which was a thick and nutty one that wasn’t overly salty nor spicy. It can get a little jelak though, but a few drops of their chili oil helped to cut through the thickness relatively well! This also came with two nice slices of charsiu that had a light smokiness to it but I personally found it an average bowl, mostly because the noodles in ramen play a huge role for me.

Thank you to @santoukasg and @jpassportsg for having us! 🙆🏻‍♀️

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Was debating if I should get this and went ahead with it when we saw almost every table had one ordered. Smooth and sufficiently custardy, it didn’t come with many ingredients (shimeji mushrooms, shreds of crab stick and roe), but we didn’t mind it at all as the stock used was pleasantly flavorful. It did get slightly watery at the end but still worth it for this price tag!

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