Machida Shoten – Ramen With Rich Soup and Thick Noodles
Machida Shoten at Japan Food Town Wisma Atria is from Kanagawa prefecture, and specialises in Iekei ramen, which directly translates to “house-type” from its kanji characters.
The noodles are supposedly cooked to diners’ preferences, just like how one’s mother may cook it at home.
Therefore, you can kind of personalise your ramen bowl here.
The ambience here was boisterous and buzzing, which reminded me of ramen shops in Japan.
Other side dishes such as Gyoza ($6.80), Fried Rice ($6), Pork Bun ($4.50), French Fries ($4.80)… wait not kidding… and Fried Chicken ($6.80) are available.
For noodles, you can choose your specified softness or hardness, in a tonkotsu and soya sauce mix broth, unique to Machida in Singapore.
Otherwise, there are also options of tonkotsu and shoyu stock, with spicy miso and shio options.
I was recommended the Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen, in which I chose the Special All-In ($17).
The cha-shu indeed tasted like what grandma would have spent hours cooking at home, superbly tender though notches too salty for the average Singaporean’s taste buds.
The slightly thick and flat Yokohama-style yellow noodles reminded me of a slight thinner version of the Hokkien-style noodles, which I did not quite mind.
The soup was invariably thick and on the saltier side, so be mindful before slurping the whole spoonful down.
Japan Food Town, 435 Orchard Rd, #04-40 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, Singapore 238877
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily