REVIEW: Konjiki Hototogisu in Chjimes Singapore

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Chjimes is one of the picturesque places here in Singapore. It was once a church and all girls school, now it is a pretty spot to have a meal (and take lots of pictures of course!). It houses some of the atas and hippest stores. What caught my eye in Chjimes were not the pubs and dainty cute restaurants, but the Japanese restaurant that had Tokyo’s Michelin Bib Gourmand from 2015-2018.


Ramen is all over Singapore and there are a lot of ramen shops here that sells good ramen. What piqued my interest is this particular ramen store which holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand title for their Shio and Shoyu ramen for 3 years. I figured it must be something good. My husband willingly obliged for he too is a fan of a good ramen.

It is a small store with a limited seating both indoor and outdoor because of the evident line. In Singapore, if there's a line, it is an indication of something good or something interesting. We queued up and waited for our turn to be called.


We ordered a Shoyu Ramen to share (we were still full from the snacks we ate) and a rice bowl for our son to devour (he's very energetic, hence always hungry).


I did a little research, what sets Konjiki Hototogisu apart from other ramen shops is their broth. Aside from the common tonkotsu broth (which everyone love!), their Michelin Bib Gourmand ramen consists of a special broth made of Hamaguri clams and pork. 


Shoyu Hamaguri Ramen

Shoyu Hamaguri Ramen

The ramen was tasty and delicious. The broth was not as milky as the tonkotsu one, but with more depth of flavor. The noodle (which is a black truffle one) was tasty as well. There was murkines in the broth because of the oil particles, but little do I know that it was porcini oil and flakes. That's why it has that much savory umami taste.


Chasu Rice Bowl


My son's chasu bowl was kinda small, kiddie portion to be exact. No, it is not a kiddie meal, but a regular side I guess. It is a small bowl of chahan topped with torched chasu slices. My kid loved it. As an adult, the portion is too small for its price.


OVERALL


I loved what we ordered at Konjiki Hototogisu.In reality, it is hard to find a bad ramen store here in Singapore so most ramen places tastes the same (same tonkotsu base more or less). I would love to try the Shio Ramen just for comparison (I bet it also taste great!).

Konjiki Hototogisu Singapore

#01-17, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
Check their Facebook page


What is your go-to Ramen place? Share it in the comments below so I could try it also!


DISCLAIMER:
This is not a sponsored post. I paid for all the meals we ate. Everyone has different preferences and opinions. All opinions expressed are based on the my experiences and palate. Indulge at one's own risk.

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REVIEW: Konjiki Hototogisu in Chjimes Singapore

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