Aoba Hokkaido Ramen

I love Japanese Restaurant displays.

Crate lamps? A new hip?

The closer you are to the sign. The closer you are at the end of the queue.

As any typical Singaporean. I rush to the longest queue and await eagerly for my turn to enter this new ramen stall. Apparently this is the 2nd branch of Aoba, with its first one in Manpuku.

Finally inside.


Spoiled of choices.

Fortune stick or chopsticks?

Shoyu Corn Ramen

Shoyu Cha Shu Ramen

Miso Corn Ramen

I just couldn't resist another photo.

Ramen wise. The noodles were very "q". Goes great with the broth. The soup broth was really full bodied and nice. However, after 3 of 4 consecutive spoons. It can be very salty. I had a "tough" time enduring the saltiness, just to savor the bits of sweet corn kernels that had sank to the bottom of my bowl.

There isn't a lot of difference between the different bowls of ramen. They are mainly differienated with their toppings and the soup broth that goes into the bowl of noodles. The cha shu (a bit thin) would have more slices of meat and the corn ones have lesser meat and a heap of corn kernels and a nob of butter. The soup is really salty. (This is coming from someone who loves salty food. You have been warned.). The butter does bring out the corn sweetness and seems to make the soup smoother. I got a perfect shoyu egg with a runny yoke. My two other friend weren't so lucky, with overcooked eggs. Standards are a bit varying. Miso broth is saltier than the Shoyu broth.

The service suffered a bit with new staff in a new branch. However, I applaud the service staff for stopping a couple from cutting the queue (its was a really long queue). No priority to anyone. You wait in line. Interesting fact.

Ajisen management brought in Aoba Ramen. *Shock*

Food for thought.

Aoba Ramen (ION Orchard)
2 Orchard Turn
#B3-25 ION Orchard
Tel: 6509 9394