Japan’s Number One Ramen Restaurant Launches New Menu

Machida Shoten

CONTENT: Yiew Kai Jie

Machida Shoten recently launched it’s brand new menu that includes various food items that deviates from the traditional fare that are served in traditional Japanese ramen restaurants.

Hailing from Kanagawa Prefecture, the restaurant has built a reputation worldwide, thanks to its unique and much-acclaimed lekei ramen. “Lekei” means home in Japan and the restaurant hopes to evoke a sense of familiarity to its customers with its sumptuous food offerings.

The Ramen Trilogy

Shoyu Tonkotsu Ramen
Being a ramen restaurant, one of the must-try dishes at Machida Shoten is the chef’s recommendation, Shoyu Tonkotsu Ramen (S$14). This is the signature Yokohama-style ramen, and it serves the perfect combination of soya sauce and pork bone broth. You will be able to choose from three different levels of doneness for your noodles depending on your own preference. The noodles are then immersed in a tonkotsu and soya sauce broth. There are various ingredients that can be added, from a seasoned egg to an extra piece of char siew at an additional cost. You could also customize the flavours by mixing a variety of condiments into the broth.

Miso Tonkotsu Ramen

The Miso Tonkotsu Ramen (S$14) is a tangy offering, fusing the goodness of a thick miso and tonkotsu soup base. The restaurant uses a unique blend of red and white miso that makes its stand with its strong and flavorful smell when the dish arrives at the table. The dish is then topped with sweet corn, cabbage and butter for an extra kick of flavor.

Garden Veggie ramen

For the health-conscious foodie or vegetarian diners, The Garden Veggie Ramen (S$15) is a colourful and healthier option, consisting of up to 12 different fresh vegetables in a bowl. The taste of the ramen is reminiscent of a traditional aglio alio pasta dish and topped with vegetables and fried garlic oil to enliven the flavor of the broth.

Exceptional Sides

Shrimp Gyoza
The Homemade Shrimp Gyoza (S$9.80) features a whole tiger prawn as well as shrimp fillings encased in a crunchy dumpling. The dumplings are packed with filling just waiting to be bitten into. Couple it with soya sauce and wait for the mighty explosion in your mouth.

Cha-Shu Croquette

The Char Siew Croquette (S$6) has an interesting take on the traditional flavor of croquettes, the filling of the croquette is rather creamy and a burst of flavours awaits you when you pop the whole ball into your mouth. A must order appetizer if you want to impress your family members or keep the kids distracted while waiting for the ramen to arrive at your table.

Seasoned Iberico Spareribs

A must order dish on the menu, and we highly recommend is the Seasoned Iberico Spareribs (S$14) a marvel to look at and devour at the same time. The ribs are chock full of flavor, with the flesh coming easily off the bone. You would find that the meat is extremely tender and easy to chew, making it a fine choice as an appetizer for any hungry customer of all ages. Don’t hesitate and eat the ribs using your hands as you don’t want to get the delicious flavor and juices stuck on your utensils rather than your hands.

If you are ordering more than one bowl of ramen for your table, consider ordering the Shrimp Fried Rice (S$10) as well. The rice helps solves the question of, “What do I do with the leftover ramen soup?” if you’re still feeling hungry or peckish after your main courses of ramen, dip the rice into the soup and slurp away. The rice will not be spicy for most spice-seasoned Singaporeans and it will be a welcome ending for such a scrumptious meal with your family or loved ones.

Machida Shoten is located at Japan Food Town, 435 Orchard Road, #04-40 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, Singapore 238877, Operating hours: 11:30am- 11pm.

For more information please contact +65 6262 3214

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