Just came back from a food tasting session at Ramen Kagetsu Arashi – thanks to Jaslyn and Rachael for the invite. Lol, it’s crazy that I’ll be awake in less than 5hours and here I am trying to finish up the review before I scoot off to Taiwan the next morning! And yes, as you can tell, this is a scheduled post XD
About – Ramen Kagetsu Arashi
Just to share some information/background information about Ramen Kagetsu Arashi:
- It’s ranked the 3rd most popular ramen chain in Japan with more than 290 outlets worldwide
- Number 1 ramen chain in Japan for Garlic Tonkotsu broth
There are 3 Ramen Kagetsu Arashi outlets in Singapore located at The Star Vista, Tampines 1 and the latest one is at The Cathay (basement). The one I went to was at The Cathay by the way!(:
Ramen Kagetsu Arashi (The Cathay)
So here we were (Crystal and I) at Ramen Kagetsu Arashi for our food tasting session! Thoughts about the interior and design?
It’s VERY ORANGE. HAHAH!
This is my second visit there, the first being a few months ago when it opened (and the review is still pending, so I gave up on that, heh!)
As always, here’s the full menu for your reference:
New Menu Items: Ginjiro Ramen & Itameshi Dry Curry Rice
For this food tasting, we would be trying out the new menu items (Ginjiro Ramen & Itameshi Dry Curry Rice) from Ramen Kagetsu Arashi as below!
Add-Ons for a Complete Kagetsu’s Experience
And to complete our experience, Ramen Kagetsu Arashi offers a variety of add-ons where diners can customise the flavours and add an extra oomph to our dishes. The four main add-ons are as below:
- Freshly crushed garlic
- Special in-house seasoned chives prepared daily
- Specially imported black pepper
- Soy Sauce made from Kagetsu Ramen’s secret recipe passed down from generations to generations
And here’s the full range of add-ons/condiments for your reference!
And now for the more important bit – the food tasting!
Itameshi Dry Curry Rice – S$12.90
We started off with the Itameshi Dry Curry Rice which is a brand new dish by Kagetsu Ramen. It reminds me a little bit of pepper lunch except that in this case, the sausages are already cooked. You just have to pour the sauce over the rice, egg, sausages, melted butter, a generous sprinkling of spring onions and then MIX together!
This will result in a wonderful and delicious rice mixture which is very fragrant, slightly spicy because of the spices inside (but it’s really not that spicy, plus it’s curry remember?) and I just adore the slightly scorched rice with the crispy texture and the overall smoky aroma. Definitely my favourite dish!(:
Just an additional note – you can opt to add-on the Yukari here (meant for rice dishes). I totally forgot to do so ><~
Ginjiro Ramen – S$13.90
The second new dish from Ramen Kagetsu Arashi is the Ginjiro Ramen which is wildly popular in Japan and Taiwan. The broth was excellent — no surprise here because to make the broth, pork bones are simmered over long hours so the sweetness will be extracted. Other ingredients in the delicious broth include dried bonito, kelp and other ingredients that are overall rich in collagen!
This is Crystal’s favourite dish and she enjoyed the broth the most here because it was very flavourful and wholesome!(: She also elevated the experience by adding some freshly crushed garlic using their unique garlic press tool which apparently enhanced the flavour even more — so try it out next time ya?
Gyoza – S$5.00
We also ordered a plate of gyoza to share amongst us. Apparently the most unique feature about it is that the crispy pastry skin is imported from Japan so even after frying, it retains its crispiness and chewy texture. Very tasty in general especially when we dipped it into a mixture of shoyu + vinegar + chilli oil – yums!
And just to share some photos of the other dishes available at Ramen Kagetsu Arashi!
Arashi Genkotsu Barikara Ramen – S$14.90
Someone from our table ordered an additional ramen off the menu called Arashi Genkotsu Barikara Ramen with a spicy broth topped with a chilli pepper from Japan. Phew, looks really spicy!
Arashi Genkotsu Ramen – S$12.90
Ramen Kagetsu Arashi signature dish / No 1 dish is the Arashi Genkotsu Ramen as pictured below — best known for its in house made Tonkatsu broth made with pork marrow bones, fat and collagen. The sweetness of the broth comes from the potpuurri of garlic, onions, vegetables and different spices.
The bf had this ramen on our first visit to Ramen Kagetsu Arashi and he really enjoyed it — though he remarked that it was extremely garlic-key!
Arashi Genkotsu Sio Ramen – S$12.90
If I were to return to Ramen Kagetsu Arashi again, I think that I will try the Arashi Genkotsu Sio Ramen which is the bestseller in Singapore! It comes with a beautiful milky white broth and apparently it has the addition of sea salt which gives it a more refined taste, and I’m not surprised that Singaporeans prefer this ramen(:
I wasn’t very impressed with Ramen Kagetsu Arashi on my first visit (I didn’t try the ramen then) a few months back, but this food tasting has definitely changed my mind! I particularly enjoyed the Itameshi dry curry rice and would return again to either order this dish or the Arashi Genkotsu Sio Ramen.
On the whole, it was a good dining experience with wonderful companions for the night and Crystal and I enjoyed ourselves! ^^
Meanwhile, the Ginjiro Ramen & Itameshi Dry Curry Rice is available now on the menu, so head down to Ramen Kagetsu Arashi to give it a try!(: