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Thailand Food – Bake a Wish @ Siam Paragon Bangkok

Category : Thailand Bangkok

What attracted us to Bake a Wish here at Siam Paragon was its Tiramisu.

We were walking around looking for a place to have some dessert when we spotted Tiramisu in its display and decided to give it a try.

We were lucky enough to secure a table and ordered 2 of Bake a Wish’s desserts for sharing 🙂

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First up was Bake a Wish’s Tiramisu @ THB105 which was disappointing.

It didn’t have the intense flavour we were looking for. Saizeriya Singapore’s Tiramisu still top the charts.

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Luckily the day was served by Bake a Wish’s New York Cheesecake @ THB210 which was served with raspberry and blueberry. Now this is interesting and it was good.

Its texture and the intensity of the cheese was just the way we like it.

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Its raspberry was a tad too sourish for us. But adding blueberry to Bake a Wish’s New York Cheesecake was a match made in heaven.

Thumbs up 😀

Bake a Wish Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
Ground Floor
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141
http://bakeawish-japanesecake.com




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Thailand Food – After All Coffee & Bakery @ Siam Paragon Bangkok

Category : Thailand Bangkok

Besides having had the awesome Ferrero Toast @ After You Dessert Café in our previous trip, we also explored the numerous dessert options at Siam Paragon this time round.

Walking around the various kiosks, we were really spoilt for choice.

Some of them looked like artwork.

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While others had long queues in front of them.

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Eventually we decided to have Blueberry New York Cheesecake @ THB135 from After All Coffee & Bakery.

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It was decent.

Though not as good as Bake a Wish @ Siam Paragon Bangkok’s New York Cheesecake 🙂

Sorry, forgot to take photo before eating so only have this photo from its display window 😛

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After All Coffee & Bakery Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
Soi Pattanakarn 61
G Floor FoodHall, Emquartier
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141
Tel: (02) 722-1831, (089)-645-2266
www.afterallbakery.com




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Thailand Food – Pratunam Wanton Mee & Pork Knuckles Rice

Category : Thailand Bangkok

No trip to Bangkok is ever complete without eating the famous Pratunam Wanton Mee & Pork Knuckles Rice.

Check out the long queue, as usual.

As for us, we can never get enough of it. We had it thrice on this trip 😛

Everything is good and it’s definitely calories well spent!

You MUST have this on your Thailand Bangkok itinerary.

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Here’s what they have to offer.

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And here’s what we had.

First up is Pork Leg Ovaltine – Savoury’s Pork Knuckles Rice @ THB80.

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Next’s Sab x2 ::: Original Thai Wonton Mee’s Regular Wanton Mee @ THB60.

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And their Special Wanton Mee @ THB100 which is regular wanton mee topped with crab meat.

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Seeing our table-mates having Pork Leg Ovaltine – Savoury’s pork knuckles cum internals platter, we had ourselves a portion too. Sorry, forgot how much it was.

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We were left disappointed once when Pork Leg Ovaltine – Savoury’s pork knuckles rice were sold out before 2pm!

Of course we wouldn’t have tried Sab x2 ::: Original Thai Wonton Mee’s Wanton Mee Soup @ THB60 if this wasn’t the case. And it was so good!

Who knew Wanton Mee Soup could be so amazingly delicious 😯 It must be their generous portion of pork lard. The heart & soul of Pratunam Sab x2 ::: Original Thai Wonton Mee!

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Pratunam Wanton Mee & Pork Knuckles Rice provide the below condiments to go with their food too.

Seriously though, you don’t need any of them. Sab x2 ::: Original Thai Wonton Mee & Pork Leg Ovaltine – Savoury Pork Knuckles are delicious just like that.

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As mentioned, even though their operating hours is till 3pm, there’s a high chance they’ll be sold out around 2pm. It’s highly advisable to be there earlier if you don’t want to end up disappointed like us 😉

 

Sab x2 ::: Original Thai Wonton Mee (View in Google Maps)
Pork Leg Ovaltine – Savoury
4/32-33 Soi Phetchaburi 19
(Skew Pantip Plaza) Pratunam
Bangkok 10500
GPS: 13.7514722,100.5385681
Tel: 02-653-9619
Mobile: 081-819-2929

Open: 9am – 3pm




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Thailand Food – Ra-Men Bankara @ Siam Paragon Bangkok

Category : Thailand Bangkok

And now for my partner’s new favourite Japanese Ramen Place here in Bangkok – Ra-Men Bankara @ Siam Paragon Bangkok.

Watch out NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok, you have competition! Haha 😀

He had Ra-Men Bankara’s Kakui Bankara @ THB255 which is Bankara Original topped with their signature Kakuni (braised pork belly) from their Bankara Soup Signature Ramen series.

What won my partner over was their richer soup base and tender signature Kakuni.

It was richer than NanTsuTtei Kuro Nantsu Ramen’s soup base and its Kakuni was tenderer than NanTsuTtei’s Cha Shu.

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Here’s how the menu described this yummy Japanese Ramen:

Special pork bone broth infused with specially refined Shoyu, served with medium thickness Tokyp style noodles. Lighlty salted with a hint of sweetness. Best served with Ra-Men Bankara’s signature Kakuni (braised pork belly).

As for me, I had Ra-Men Bankara’s Sankoichi @ THB270 which is Tonkotsu with full toppings of their signature Kakuni, extra large serving of spring onion and 4 pieces of seaweed.

Mmm…Personally I prefer NanTsuTtei Kuro Nantsu Ramen over Ra-Men Bankara’sSankoichi.

I didn’t quite  enjoy Sankoichi’s soup base and Kakuni which is a tad fatty for my fancy.I could do without the 4 pieces of seaweed too, which tastes very ordinary.

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Here’s how the menu described it:

Tonkotsu soup, employing a slow boil technique to create a milky and rich in flavour pork bone soup, served with thin Hakata style noodles. Smoothness of taste is he defining character.

We each ordered different starred and style of Ramen on Ra-Men Bankara’s menu and had mixed reviews on our maiden experience at this super crowded Japanese Ramen restaurant at Siam Paragon Bangkok.

So…return again? Mmm…Maybe. Though I won’t order Ra-Men Bankara’sSankoichi again. Maybe their Cha Shu Ramen 😛

Ra-Men Bankara Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
Ground Floor (opp MK Gold)
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141
Tel: 02 610 7716




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Thailand Food – NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok

Category : Thailand Bangkok

We’re back in Bangkok! 😀

We had a great time when we first landed in Bangkok last year through our experience with APC.

Now we’re back for more 😉

Our first stop (after checking into our hotel) is  NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok.

On first glance, they’ve expanded their menu and increased the prices of some items.

We ordered our usual NanTsuTtei Kuro Nantsu Ramen. Yum Yum~

NanTsuTtei maintained the price of their Small Ramen @ THB150 while their Regular portion is now THB210, up from THB190 last year.

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I still love NanTsuTtei ‘s original Kuro Nantsu Ramen. Their soup base is rich and the ramen cooked to perfection. So different from NanTsuTtei Ramen Singapore 😐

My partner did feedback that their cha shu wasn’t very tender this time round though. He prefers the Ramen at Ra-Men Bankara @ Siam Paragon Bangkok, a couple units down from NanTsuTtei Ramen.

Our reminiscence meal wouldn’t be complete without NanTsuTtei ‘s Fried Chicken “Karaage” with WasabiMayo Tartar Sauce @ THB150.

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The wasabi in the mayo adds that extra punch to the Chicken Karaage without going over the edge of making you tear. Nice~

NanTsuTtei didnt increase the price of its Chicken Karaage though the portion has shrunk noticeably so…in a way their is a price hike albeit in abother form.

All in all I still enjoy dining at NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok though my partner now has a new favourite at Ra-Men Bankara @ Siam Paragon Bangkok.

What will we do the next time we travel to Bangkok? 😛

Note: Their is currently an ongoing promotion where Citibank Credit Cardmembers will get 10% discount @ NanTsuTtei Ramen, ending on 31 Jan 2016.

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NanTsuTtei Siam Paragon (View in Google Maps)
Ground Floor (opp Burger King/MK Gold)
991 Rama1 Road
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
GPS: 13.747095,100.535141
Tel: 02 610 7635




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Menya Musashi @ VivoCity

Category : Japanese

For completeness sake, I’ve decided to include my Ramen experience at Menya Musashi VivoCity.

For folks who are still curious about Menya Musashi and want to give it a try, you could consider having their Lunch Special @ S$12.90++.

It comes with 1 Signature Cha Shu Ramen, 1 Side Dish and 1 Houji Tea, and is available on weekdays from 11:30am – 3pm, excluding Public Holiday and eve of Public Holiday.

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For folks who have read my earlier post on Menya Musashi Kodou @ Westgate you’ll know that I’m not a fan of Menya Musashi Ramen. So let me just go through this real quick.

We ordered 2 sets of Menya Musashi’s Lunch Special and a Chicken Cutlet Rice Set.

First up are their side dishes, California Maki and Deep Fried Gyoza.

They were both average and I was a little taken aback by the sparse distribution of Tobiko (flying fish roe) on the California Maki.

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Two of us had the same Menya Musashi’s Black Cha Shu Ramen Lunch Special @ S$12.90++ which was indicated as Popular in their ala carte menu.

Yes, you guessed it. Our verdict is average.

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And here’s the Chicken Cutlet Rice Set @ S$14.90++. Also average.

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We concluded that the food at Menya Musashi VivoCity was so-so only, and we most probably won’t return for lunch.

Menya Musashi @ VivoCity (View in Google Maps)
1 Harbourfront Walk
#01-104
Singapore 098585
GPS: 1.2646184,103.8208233
+65 6376 9519
https://menyamusashi.com.sg

Daily: 11:30am – 10pm




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Menya Musashi Kodou @ Westgate

Category : Japanese

Menya Musashi Japanese Ramen. This Japanese Ramen restaurant also have quite a number of branches in Singapore like Ajisen Ramen.

The difference is that there is almost always a queue outside its doors unlike Ajisen Ramen.

Being Singaporean, this was what attracted me to give Menya Musashi Ramen another chance.

Have queue = good right? Wrong 🙁

I said another chance because I already had Menya Musashi @ VivoCity before. Albeit I had their S$12.90++ Lunch Special then.

So, seeing the long queue outside Menya Musashi Kodou @ Westgate, we decided to give it a try…

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To give it a fair chance, or should I say the best chance, I decided to have Menya Musashi Kodou’s Special. At least I think it was special since it has its very own handout.

Which is *drumroll* Menya Musashi Kodou’s One Sword Yakibuta Ramen @ S$19.90++. Doesn’t the picture look impressive?

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I ordered the Ramen Set @ S$22.90++ which comes with Musashi Chicken Karage (4 pcs) and a drink.

The Chicken Karage was served first and it was…lacklustre and unmemorable.

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Then my One Sword Yakibuta Ramen was up. But…but…where is the sword? 😕

The handout said it uses premium pork belly marinated in Menya Musashi Kodou’s secret sauce, set to tantalise our tastebuds.

I think my tastebud was tortured instead 😥

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Firstly, the noodles doesn’t taste like Japanese Ramen. It resembles more closely to wanton noodles.

Next, the premium pork belly (marinated in Menya Musashi Kodou’s secret sauce)  tastes like char siew to me. And it’s so fatty.

More than 50% of the pork belly is fats, and it is not the type that melts in your mouth. A far cry from Bangkok’s Famous Wanton Mee Pork Knuckles Rice with melt in your mouth fats. Mmm~

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The only good thing (I guess) is its huge portion. I was stuffed trying to finish my One Sword Yakibuta Ramen and gave up in the end.

My date had Menya Musashi Kodou’s Black Aburi Chicken Ramen @ S$13.90. It was also disappointing.

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I don’t think I will give it a third chance…

By the way, if you don’t already know, both Aijen Ramen & Menya Musashi are owned by the same company, Japan Foods Holding.

Menya Musashi Kodou @ Westgate (View in Google Maps)
3 Gateway Drive
#02-07
Singapore 608532
GPS: 1.3340704,103.7406779
+65 6465 9381
https://menyamusashi.com.sg

Daily: 11:30am – 10pm




 

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RWS Feng Shui Inn 风水廷

Category : RWS

I have always been under the impression that RWS Celebrity Chef Restaurants have 吓死人的价钱 aka sky-high prices 😛

And we always default to eating at RWS Malaysian Food Street when we’re at Resorts World Sentosa.

So my interest was piqued when I saw this poster while deciding where to eat at RWS.

More so because it was Cantonese cuisine.

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So here we are at RWS Feng Shui Inn 风水廷, located at Crockfords Tower 康乐福豪华酒店 Level G2.Right next to RWS VIP Casino.

First impression. Atas.

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Their service was very good. We saw that they adress some of their customers by name and we were allowed to study Feng Shui Inn’s menu at our own time. They were also very helpful in answering my numerous questions. Thanks 😀

We were pleasantly surprised that RWS Feng Shui Inn’s price point was not too bad…we had choices 😉

Their dim sum hours were over and we went ahead with their S$68++ per pax set dinner.

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First up is appetizers which is decent. Tea is not included in the set and is @ S$3.6 per pax.

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Our banquet style, 8 course set dinner is kicked off with Feng Shui Inn’s Cantonese Soy-braised Chicken served with Leeks. 风水廷香葱豉油鸡.

The seasoning & flavour is good though the chicken breast portion is a tad dry.

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And this is my favourite dish, Feng Shui Inn’s Trio Platter which includes Poached Scallops, Pan-fried Scallop Cake & Roasted Pork. 风水廷精选拼盘 (油泡带子,香煎带子饼,烧腩仔)

The Poached Scallop is fresh & bouncy. Pan-fried Scallop Cake is chewy with a nice texture. And the Roasted Pork is crispy. 2 of the Roasted Pork were better, with softer fats.

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I was slightly put off when I saw Feng Shui Inn’s Stir-fried Fresh Seasonal Vegetables with Cashew Nuts. 风水廷腰果炒时蔬. Asparagus. Not my type of vegetable.

And here I’m surprised. The asparagus wasn’t too bad and I quite enjoy its crunchiness without the strong taste I dislike. And who doesn’t like cashew nuts in their dishes 😀

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Feng Shui Inn’s Braised Bird’s Nest Soup with Crab Meat & Silken Beancurd 风水廷燕窝蟹肉白玉羹 is served warm with a pepper shaker.

Definitely not the usual Bird’s Nest with Rock Sugar. It was okay and I’m not really used to spreading pepper over warm bird’s nest 😛

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Feng Shui Inn’s Stir-fried Fresh Fish Fillets with Chef’s Special Sauce 风水廷干烧鲜鱼片’s fish is not bad too.

There’s a slightly crispiness to the fish and its sauce goes well with the Hor Fun.

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Feng Shui Inn’s Stir-fried Fresh Prawns with Hairy Gourds & Sliced Abalone with Abalone Gravy 风水廷鲍汁鲍鱼条节瓜炒虾球’s prawns are fresh and crunchy.

Its sauce, hairy gourds and sliced abalone goes well with the Hor Fun too.

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And for Feng Shui Inn’s Stir-Fried Hor Fun with Diced Vegetables & Egg White 风水廷菜粒蛋白炒河粉 which was mentioned twice earlier, it was a little bland.

The good thing is we have the sauces from the 2 dishes earlier to rescue it.

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Now stuffed to our throats, we have Feng Shui Inn’s Chilled Mango Sago Cream with Pomelo & Osmanthus. 风水廷桂花杨枝甘露.

It’s pretty good and has a unique taste to it there we weren’t able to pin point.

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Burp~~

Note: Feng Shui Inn’s dim sum comes in a set of 3 and they gear towards the traditional theme. Aka no fancicful dim sum as their target audience is the patrons of RWS VIP Casino where time is of the essence. So simplicity is beauty here 😉

RWS Feng Shui Inn 风水廷 (View in Google Maps)
Sentosa Gateway
Hard Rock Hotel Singapore
Resorts World Sentosa
Singapore 098269
GPS: 1.2555668,103.8198215
Tel: +65 6577 6599
Fax: +65 6577 8888
http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Homepage/Restaurants/CelebrityChefs/FengShuiInn

Daily
Lunch: 11am – 3pm
High Tea: 3pm – 5:30pm (Dim Sum last order at 5pm)
Dinner: 5:30pm – 11pm (Last order at 10:30pm)

Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holiday
Supper: 11pm – 1am (Last order at 12:30am)





 

Tefal Manual Chopper

Category : Cooking

Talking about the made-in-Japan minced garlic of Ajisen Ramen, I absolutely must introduce and rave about my latest kitchen helper/tool, the Tefal Manual Chopper.

It is super awesome! I love love love it 😀

Garlic is a staple around the house and we regularly buy a stash of garlic, and end up spending hours to process the garlic.

Bent over, sweaty and exhausted at the end of the day.

With our newly acquired super awesome Tefal Manual Chopper, the final step of mincing the peeled garlic is now reduced from hours to minutes with just a few pulls of the string 🙂

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It’s really simple. Only 3 steps:
1. Put your peeled garlic into Tefal Manual Chopper

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2. Pull and pull, depending on how fine you want your minced garlic to be

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3. Pour out the minced garlic

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Actually only 2 steps haha 😆

Simple right?

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Of course Tefal Manual Chopper not only processes garlic. You can use if for other fruits and vegetables, from dicing, mincing to making sauces.

If you work with these ingredients frequently, do seriously consider getting one.

No regrets for me. It’s an awesome time-saver.

Love it!

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FYI Tefal is also known as T-fal in USA.




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Ajisen Ramen Singapore

Category : Japanese

Whenever I mention that Ajisen Ramen is nice, I’ll get the “Are you kidding” look.

Yes it’s not the best. But it isn’t all that bad either. Give it a try, or another chance. Order what I had, and most importantly, customize it and you’ll taste what I mean.

Plus, in my recent Ramen trail, I’ve had worse and more expensive Ramen where I’ll often lament that Aijsen Ramen is cheaper and better. Really. Like where? The latest was at Menya Musashi Kodou @ Westgate.

Firstly, I must declare my love for Ajisen Ramen’s Tontoro Ramen @ S$15. I used to have this everytime I dine at Ajisen Ramen until they started increasing its price to a point when I decided enough is enough and scouted for another Ramen to have at Ajisen instead.

Not to mention that I’m coming of age and can no longer stomach such a big bowl of Ramen with so many yummy slices of pork.

So enter the main lead for today. Ajisen Ramen’s Nankotsu Ramen @ S$13. It’s S$16.90 to make it a set meal where you’ll get to enjoy a side dish & drink, along with your Japanese Ramen.

You may even find melt-in-your-mouth collagen within your bowl if you’re lucky.

Here I must agree that the default Japanese Ramen @ Ajisen Ramen is so-so only. However, they have a secret weapon that will instantly elevate its level of delicious-ness.

Ta-dak~ Ajisen Ramen’s Garlic.

This is no ordinary garlic. This garlic is made and air-flown in from Japan. The original land of Japanese Ramen. You simply have to add this into your Ramen and you’ll really taste what I mean 😀

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PS: And if you love to make your own minced garlic, you absolutely have to check out my latest purchase, the Tefal Manual Chopper.

Ajisen Ramen @ IMM (View in Google Maps)
Jurong East Street 21
#01-113
Singapore 609601
GPS: 1.3345471,103.7447871
+65 6564 5610
https://www.ajisen.com.sg

Daily: 11:30am – 10:00pm




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