Friday, May 22, 2009

Noodle House Ken (麺処けん)

When I was trying to search for authentic ramen places in Singapore on the net, I came across this name "Noodle House Ken". Curious, I popped by for lunch a while ago.

The place is quite hard to find. It is hidden in the backlane in between the 2 blocks of Orchard Plaza, on the side closer to Orchard Point. Noodle House Ken occupies 2 small outlets across the escalator. Its business must be good to do so. The interior of the outlet is similar to that of an old ramen shop in Japan - slightly run-down, counter seats, etc.

Noodle House Ken prides itself in their specially prepared soup that is boiled for 8 hours and has no MSG (written on the menu).

I tried the Char Siew Ramen ($12) with shoyu-based soup. The char siew was very tender and it melts in your mouth, but unfortunately it does not have much taste. The soup is not bad, but personally I feel that it can have more depth.

Char Siew Ramen

Shop Interior

Ramen Data - Noodle House Ken
Address: #01-17/18, Orchard Plaza
Types: Shoyu, Shio, Miso, Cold Noodles
Price: $10-12
Rating: 6/10

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  1. I've been trying to find this store for the longest time. Still unsuccessful. Always end up along Cuppage Terrace, eating ramen there instead. Bring me there!!

  2. No prob! Its quite obscure. It took me a while to get there.
    You should be able to find the place if you walk along Koek Road. You will find this little alley that is underneath Orchard Plaza, somewhere opposite the car park of Orchard Point (OG's building). Its right at the entrance of that alley.


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