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Japanese food - sushi, ramen, don, tonkatsu, and just everything Japanese cuisine😫😋 Ratings take into consideration price of the dish, quality of the dish, and overall service and ambience of the location if applicable!🌟
Jaslyn T.
Jaslyn T.

A relatively generous portion and a pleasant flavour to the pan-fried beef slices. However, this way too decent meal which did not blow my mind made me feel like my money wasn’t made worth. Would prefer going to a yoshinoya for this in terms of pricing and affordability.
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A small Japanese outlet emulating that of those you might find in Japan. This shabu curry seemed a tad bit expensive for the ambience and environment. However, the distinctiveness of the curry here made it slightly more worth it. The curry was not the usual kind of thick, starchy Japanese curry you’d find elsewhere. It was flavourful, well-textured, and slightly spicy (compared to the usual overly sweet Japanese curry). Still a bit pricey for the whole vibe but I guess it was a decent meal.
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Doesn’t look as appetising as it tastes, the chicken karage here is probably visually different from what you’d expect. However, this comes with many upsides. It was meaty, and the outer coating was crisp and flavourful. Unlike the ready made floury outer coating karages we can air fry at home, this was pleasantly tasty without being too salty. I believe their marinade is made with fermented soya and parsley, and it seems like a unique take on the karage unlike how Singaporeans know it. While on the pricier end, it’s worth a try!
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Tucked in a quiet corner of Reservoir village, newly established Reiwa Soba Honten is a concept that izakaya goers may fancy. Albeit a small restaurant, the minimalist decor makes the place cosy and homely, perfect to enjoy a good plate of buckwheat noodles. The food here is as authentic as it can get. Cold tangy buckwheat noodles, dipped in a sauce that is light and mildly spicy at the same time. The dipping sauce gives off a Sichuan mala vibe but extremely light - not numbing and not chilli peppers spicy. I personally thought the portion was generous - I almost couldn’t finish my noodles!
I loved the vibe here and I would definitely come back again for authentic soba. Staff are extremely polite.
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Pasta with pollock roe cream sauce and ikura. Amazing flavour to a relatively simple looking dish. Portion may look small, but it is just right for a cream sauce pasta, as any bigger might risk one getting too sick of the overwhelming creaminess. Recommended to share for optimum deliciousness.
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A decent bowl of fusion ramen by Japanese ramen chain, Ajisen; though I probably would not patronise them for this again.
Ajisen’s ramen over the years remain unimpressive. It is difficult to criticise because the elements of this ramen was straight to the point. The pork shabu came in moderate amounts; the Tom yam flavour was not too salty, sour, nor spicy; the texture of ramen noodles is what you’d expect. Yet, none of these were mindblowing, and for the price, there is a higher chance of getting a bowl of similar standards at a cheaper price, or something arguably of better quality at a similar price.
Nonetheless, ajisen remains a relatively affordable ramen fix in shopping malls, and they serve other dishes such as fried rice and gyoza as well, which may fare better than this bowl of ramen.
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Weekend price - comes with miso soup and choice of drink, went with Iced Matcha Latte.
While I do think the food prices at Nana’s are rather pricey, they seem to pride themselves on serving healthier food, with mixed grained rice and whatnot. The curry had a good flavour and was not too strong, however, not anything mindblowing. The miso soup was light and tasty.
The iced matcha latte was thick and creamy, although I wish it could be a tad stronger.
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[Tonkotsu Ikkyu Stall]
This fares way better than the bowl of spicy ramen from Menya Ryu. The broth was flavourful and strong, and the spiciness added an added layer of kick to it. Ramen noodles were also slurpy and of good texture. The pork chasu was a tad bit tough, but evidently very generous. The egg was more flavourful and softer than expected - which was a pleasant surprise. Tonkotsu Ikkyu definitely put up a good fight with this one!
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[Menya Ryu Stall]
Taking my first bite, I knew that I’ve had better ramen before. The noodles felt like the normal yellow you mee you can can outside, hard and not the kind of ramen noodles I had in mind. The soup wasn’t as flavourful to me as well, just tasted spicy. The egg wasn’t any special too, just slightly runny. In a fight for ramen champion, with this dish, menya Ryu probably wouldn’t stand out. It’s overall just a normal bowl of ramen, I’ve had better, but I’m sure it can be worse as well.
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Not extremely mind blowing. The whole dish wasn’t that flavourful, and the shop doesn’t provide (or in fact, have) the Japanese chilli powder to supplement the taste. Would recommend the katsu chicken instead.
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Crispy and well marinated miso chicken. Slightly sweet but still savoury, pretty worth a try if you’re in the mood for extremely fried food😜
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This was like a spicy tonkotsu broth with hints of mala flavour. So while the mala flavour wasn’t strong, it was also a rather good thing because it still remained pretty authentic and you can taste the pork flavour as it wasn’t overwhelmed by a spicy numb flavour. Really delicious and I loved it. The good thing about the ramen here is that it is not too salty either. And you can slurp it all up and even finish the soup. Flavoured egg is great as usual.
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