Marukin Ramen is a famous Japanese ramen chain from Tokyo that is renowned for its slow-cooked, home-made chicken-based broth made from quality ingredients. It also uses ultra-fine, springy noodles that are also home-made.
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Many of you might not have heard of Marukin Ramen and if it wasn't for the fact that I walked past it, I wouldn't have known about it as well. Marukin ramen is an open-concept store and it doesn't really have much ambience to speak about. It feels like a eat-and-go place and everyone who walks past can see you eating, something I am unsure about. The decor looks a little like Crystal Jade as well. Being ramen enthusiasts, my friend and I decided to try the ramen here and we were disappointed. We then understood why this ramen place was not popular. Hey, Singaporeans really know their ramen well don't they?
We ordered a ramen set at $15.80 and it came with ramen, potato salad and a bowl of what seems to be mushroom rice. Did you notice anything wrong? Yeah, ALL CARBS! Thank god we ordered a set to share. I would have preferred if they replaced the rice or potato with a tamago (japanese solf eggs) or a plate of light tasting vegetables. The whole meal just felt so heavy... do the Japanese eat like that? The potato and rice were ok, we did not really touch it after the initial bite. The ramen was average. Like Ajisen standard. The broth was salty and did not had the complexity or dimension that one can find from other famed ramen chains. The noodles were a tad hard and my friend and I didn't like it.
Now we totally understand the lack of customers at this ramen place. I would rather go back to Tori King or Ippudo for my fix!