NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Orchard Central

Category : Japanese

I was super excited when I saw NanTsuTtei Ramen’s logo displayed outside Orchard Central.

I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of it to share and say, let’s go try and see if it’s the same as what we had in NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok.

So understandably when the opportunity arises, I was elated queuing outside NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Orchard Central, and settled for a bar top seat as every other table is filled!

This must be a good sign right.

Unlike NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Siam Paragon Bangkok, NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Orchard Central does not have discounted mini Ramen. So do take note, your mini Ramen costs the same as the regular Ramen. In that case, of course we’ll go for the latter right.

First impression, NanTsuTtei Orchard Central’s presentation of their condiments & utensils isn’t as good as their Siam Paragon counterpart, who has everything neatly displayed in a nifty organiser.

And here comes the highlight of the evening. NanTsuTtei ChaShu Ramen @ S$16 with an Ajitsuke Tamago (Flavored Boiled Egg) @ S$1.5.

Followed by NanTsuTtei Maru-toku Negi ChaShu Ramen @ S$17 which is essentially NanTsuTtei ChaShu Ramen with all the toppings – ShiRaGa NeGi, BanNou NeGi & ChaShu.

I was disappointed.

NanTsuTtei Orchard Central’s Ramen is a far cry from NanTsuTtei Siam Paragon Bangkok’s Ramen. Their soup base is lackluster and the Ramen is overcooked with a soggy texture 🙁

For comparison’s sake, we also ordered NanTsuTtei’s Fried Chicken Karaage with wasabi mayo tartar sauce @S$6.

Once again, disappointed.

Presentation aside, NanTsuTtei Orchard Central’s Fried Chicken Karaage tastes like any other chicken cutlet with some random sauce.

And to top it all off, NanTsuTtei Ramen is expensive.

There are cheaper and better Ramen like our current favourite Ramen Place – Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons @ Bugis Village.

NanTsuTtei Ramen @ Orchard Central (View in Google Maps)
181 Orchard Road
Orchard Central #07-12/13
Singapore 238896
GPS: 1.300934,103.840008
+65 6337 7166
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nantsuttei/114432568621501

Daily: 11am – 10:30pm (Last Order 10pm)




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Two Wings @ Bukit Merah

Category : Western

Since I’m on it – blogging about not-so-nice food, let me just do a quick mention on Two Wings as well.

This is another disappointing long wait despite all the rage in social media.

We ordered their signature chicken wings along with some other dishes, with high expectations, only to end up struggling to clear the food.

Frankly speaking, it has been a while back since we first visited Two Wings and concluded that we won’t be returning again, so everything is kind of vague now.

If I recall correctly, their chicken wings are big, crispy & maybe juicy? In fact we were pretty impressed when the chicken wings were first served. But that’s about it.

There wasn’t much seasoning and they were quite bland. Plus the greasiness starts to get to us after a while. The feeling is quite different from the $1 coffee shop chicken wings I used to eat with my comrades where we could go on all night.

Their chilli is also reputed to be good as well. The darker one on the right is just a normal chilli sauce, like Heinz. The other chili arrived later and is the special chilli.

Personally I find the latter’s spice overpowering. When I dip the chicken wings in it, I don’t taste anything except spicy. So I stopped dipping the chicken wings after a while.

Not sure what else can I add…save your calories?

Two Wings (View in Google Maps)
119 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Singapore 151119
GPS: 1.286106,103.804753




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Redhill Food Centre – Hua Kee Chicken Rice

Category : Local Singapore Food

A while back, some of my friends asked, why don’t I blog about food that’s not nice. If I recall correctly, I replied saying because it’s not nice so no need to share, aka share the good stuff.

Thinking back now, another reason will be that it takes a lot of time & effort to blog, at least for me. So if it’s not nice, do I really want to spend time & effort on it when there are so many other things to blog about?

Today once again I was asked to blog about food that’s not nice. I guess it’s because on both occasions we had food that was highly recommended, yet it was just not up to par. And on both occasions we spent time & effort to wait/queue for the food.

Of course everything is subjective, what we find nice, others may not and vice versa.

So don’t believe a word I say, as what I’m saying is only my opinion, based on my experience. Sounds familiar?

Today we headed down to Redhill Food Centre after a friend discovered that Hua Kee Chicken Rice was crowned the Number 1 Chicken Rice in Singapore.

We queued for 40mins with around 20 people queuing in front of us. We ordered half chicken with 5 plates of rice costing $15.50.

Tasting the chicken by itself, all of us were unable to identify what the sauce resembles. Definitely no chicken taste. Only plus point is, the meat is tender.

The rice looks and tastes almost like normal white rice.

Chilli is average, tastes like any other chicken rice chilli.

The best part of the meal is the clear soup that comes with the meal. It is topped with spring onions & tastes like chicken, albeit oily.

Conclusion

The famous Redhill Food Centre’s Hua Kee Chicken Rice is a disappointment. We will not be returning again, much less queue up for it. Makes us wonder though, why the long queue? Guess we’re just not tasting what’s appealing to them? Shrugs

Hua Kee Chicken Rice (View in Google Maps)
Redhill Food Centre
85 Redhill Ln
Singapore 150085
GPS: 1.287351,103.818363

Closed on Monday & Tuesday

 




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