I haven't been eating enough ramen to say which ramen house in town appeals to me most but I do know that a hot bowl of good soup with springy noodles is pure comfort.
That is what I got recently at Tampopop.
The Black Pig Toro Ramen ($14.80) featured a soup that apparently takes two days of boiling pork bones! It smells wonderfully of sesame oil and tasted robust with a nice salty edge. I selected Hokkaido ramen instead of Kyushu ramen and loved the springy, chewy noodles that were slightly curly and thicker.
While I was disappointed that the egg was hard-boiled instead of the gooey-yolked onsen eggs, the thin slices of black pig belly were sweet and had an alluring grilled aroma. Delish!
Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Tel: 6235 2318
Chew On This: With the recent import ban of beef and pork from Japan, it is good to know that the Black Pig used here is from the USA!