I frequent the cafe at Lasalle a lot so I dare say I know the area between Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut very well. I love going there during my poly days playing hours of DOTA at the LAN shop then walk over to Sunshine Plaza for dim sums. On Friday late nights I might be in the vicinity having soya beancurd and fried fritters at Rochor Beancurd with friends after shopping in town the whole day.
I’ve been noticing this ramen shop beside the Tamil Methodist Church for a few years but you see Japanese noodles are never on my mental list of cravings so I never bother stepping in. I just prefer my noodles Singaporean style like prawn mee and bak chor mee. It was only recently when I ran through a series of to-eat list with my dinner buddy one Friday evening before I suggested coming here.
Most ramen places charge their ramen in the 20 bucks range and I have personally paid close to $30.00 for a bowl that I could not appreciate at all. Over at The Ramen Shop, they serve two soup base (see above photo for pricing.) It does makes me wonder if really good stuffs should be priced so high. I think paying $11.00 or $12.00 for a bowl is reasonable and I peered at other people’s orders. Their ramen does seem promising.
Besides just noodles, their menu offers a wide variety of food ranging from sashimi & sushi to kushiyaki (skewer grilled) and other BBQ dishes. I ran a quick glance on their website and most of their food are within $10.00. I think this two story restaurant will make a great place for a budget hang out.
The irony part of our dinner that night was we didn’t had any of their ramen so I couldn’t judge if it’s really good. I don’t see a lot of recent reviews of The Ramen Stall too but when we saw what we order, we were a little impressed. Despite seeing quite a handful of non-local Chinese staffs manning this Japanese restaurant’s front line, their food were really up to standard and it does look exactly like the photos in the menu. Properly plated and very
For your info, I really hate it when what I order does not resemble anything from the menu. If it looks so different from the menu, then why bother showing people? Just to call your bluff?
I thoroughly enjoyed my Chilled Soba ($9.90) and according to my partner, it didn’t had that heavy buckwheat taste unlike other conventional places. Even though I do appreciate mine to be serve on a bento box, the wasabi and the raw quail egg seemed a bit unnecessary. If noodles aren’t on your mind, don’t hesitate to opt for their Japanese Curry Rice ($9.90) that comes with the either Chicken or Pork cutlet. I must say that their portions were big and hearty looking too.
The Ramen Stall seems a bit underrated. Honestly, I would rather make my way here than spending 45 minutes in a long queue and squeeze in tight spaces for the best ramen in Singapore. The eatery wasn’t running on full capacity despite being a Friday night but business was still brisk. I think I might just come back again for their ramen but I definitely recommend this affordable Japanese eatery if you’re in the area between Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut.
Do check their promotions like 10% to 20% off your total bill upon payment between certain timing and 1 for 1 Sapporo promotion. I think these are good reasons to consider dinner/supper here too.
The Ramen Stall
6 Short Street, Singapore 188213
Tel: +65 6734 9294
Mondays to Fridays: 5.00pm – 6.00am
Saturday, Sunday & PH: 12.00pm – 6.00am