15/11/2013 – Having passed by Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen a lot of times, I finally have the chance to visit this place for dinner. Originated from Osaka, Japan, this place is famous for their kazan (volcanic) ramens, where their famed tonkotsu broth is poured onto the ramen on a stone bowl and cooked until the steam comes out (which according to them is volcanic eruption!). They have also opened their second outlet at Liang Court 3 months ago!
The Kazan Curry ($18++) is one of the variants of kazan ramen with the specially blended curry paste being added to the tonkotsu broth. The portion is rather huge so it can be shared by 2 people (or even 1 if you have a huge appetite). The curry is fragrant and rich in flavour. The noodles are rather chewy and springy (althoughly slightly soggy as well). Probably the only downside is the portion of the noodle is rather little, as compared to a whole lot of vegetables inside (especially beansprouts).
The Yaki Gyoza ($5++ for 6 pieces) is rather soft (as opposed to most places having it crispy) and full of fillings, but taste rather normal and missable.
Although this is a small restaurant, this place is a great place to have ramen if you are within the Novena area (unless you want to have Ajisen Ramen, which is housed on the same floor in the same shopping centre as this)
Food: 7.3/10 (ramen is excellent, gyoza not as good)
Ambience: 7.8/10 (Japanese-themed; well-furnished)
Comfort: 7.2/10 (Japanese-style seating)
Service: 5.9/10 (can be improved)
Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen
10 Sinaran Drive
#02-68/69 Square 2
Operating Hours: 11am – 10pm
Tel: +65 6397 6636