Torimaru @ Ramen Champion, Singapore

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ramen Champion has found a new occupant, Torimaru, helmed by Chef Takano Koji who underwent intensive trainings under Chef Koji Tashiro, founder of Menya Koji Group in Japan.

Torimaru specialises in Tori Paitan (creamy chicken soup) ramen that is packed with collagen. The rich and creamy chicken soup that took Japan by storm, is attained by robust boiling of five different parts of a chicken (including large amounts of chicken feet) and five types of vegetables over high temperatures for 10 hours.

The ramen comes in four variations, Original Paitan, Shoyu Paitan, Spicy Paitan, and Paitan Tsukemen (dipping noodles). Feel free to customise your noodles, on how you like them to be - al dente (firm) or soft, it can be done upon ordering.

The Special Chicken Ramen (Original Paitan) | $16.0 comes in thin yellow noodles in creamy rich chicken soup. Accompanied with tender chicken breast chashu and homemade chicken meat balls. It also includes ajitama (seasoned soft-boiled egg), negi (Japanese leek), onions, and nori (dried seaweed).

The soup is light on the palate (as compared to Menya Takeichi at Eat At Seven), which I wasn’t expecting the rich and creamy chicken soup to be. The overall texture complements each other particularly that chicken breast is used for the reason that it’s of low fat content, and homemade chicken meat balls are made from ginger and chicken soft bones to achieve different textures.

As a fan of tsukemen, I’m really looking forward to Torimaru’s rendition, Special Chicken Tsukemen | $16.8. It comprises of thick white noodles, tender chicken breast chashu, homemade chicken meat balls, spinach, nori (dried seaweed), and a hot bowl of creamy chicken soup with garlic.

It was a let-down that the soup wasn’t as hot compared to other tsukemen I’ve eaten and they have missed out my seaweed too. I would preferred if they could go easy on the saltiness in chicken soup with garlic. Although hot soup was provided, (placed at the corner of the stall) but adding it kinds of dilute the former. Sad to say, I wasn’t impressed with their tsukemen and I would suggest going for the soup ones instead.

If you like how soft and tender the chicken breasts and meat balls are, you might like their sides such as Chicken Salad | $8.8 which includes chicken breast chashu and homemade chicken meat balls in sesame dressing, accompanied with garden greens and cherry tomatoes, Or Chicken Nanban | $8.0 consisting of fried chicken with homemade tartar dressing and garden greens at the side.

Torimaru is available at Ramen Champion Bugis+, Great World City and Terminal 3

Address: Ramen Champion (Bugis+),
201 Victoria Street, Bugis+, #04-10, Singapore 188067

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:30am - 10:30pm

Address: Ramen Champion (Great World City),
1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City, #01-22, Singapore 237994

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:30am - 10:30pm

Address: Ramen Champion (T3),
65 Airport Boulevard, #B2-58 Terminal 3 Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore 819663

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:30am - 11:00pm

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