Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵) at The Star Vista

Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵)  at The Star Vista
The emblem of Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵)
Menya Musashi (麺屋武蔵) is named (according to the resturant's website) after a legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi, famed for his double sword style. Menya Musashi (麺屋武蔵) has 11 restaurants in Tokyo, Shinjuku and 5 in Singapore. Credited as the pioneer of a new ramen culture in Japan, Menya Musashi (麺屋武蔵) strives to bring new experiences to customers through their revolutionary ramen. Their signature white tonkotsu broth is made with a substantial amount of pork bones, giving the ramen broth a thick (and creamier) fuller taste.


Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵)  at The Star Vista
Exterior of Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵)  at The Star Vista
I have been to the restaurant at The Star Vista and there is a wide array of choice for ramen - from soup to dry (dip based)! While the soup base is unique and the noodles nice and chewy, I would not really recommend the soup based ramen. The noodles for the soup based ramen were a little soggy and mushy compared to the dry version (or maybe I just like the dry version better). Even the soup based for the ramen, with the noodles in them, were a little underwhelming in taste (perhaps because the sauce for the dry - dipping ramen is more concentrated).

Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵)  at The Star Vista
Food, food, food!

What is unique about Menya Musashi (麺屋武蔵) is their soup base / dipping sauces, which come in 3 flavors:
  • Normal (Slightly salt-ish and creamy full of pork bone essence. It is light in  flavor)
  • Black (This is a little stronger than the normal sauce as their is black garlic in it, giving it an extra garlic flavor)
  • Red (This sauce/soup base would be for those who like their food with a little bit more excitement)

Now on to my favorite part, the dry - dipping ramen (tsukemen). Not only is the sauce more concentrated (more flavor) for the  tsukemen then the soup based ramen, you can add up to 5 times the portions of noodles for the same price (S$14.90)! The order for the upsize of the noodles can only be done so once (when ordering) and extra sauce comes at an extra cost. If pork is really not your bowl of ramen, they even have the chicken tsukemen for a dollar more (S$15.90).

How to eat tsukemen
How to eat tsukemen guide
Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵)  at The Star Vista
Red sauce with tsukemen - a slice of egg, peices of char siew and bamboo shoots
Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵)  at The Star Vista
Black sauce with tsukemen - a slice of egg, peices of char siew and bamboo shoots
Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵)  at The Star Vista
Normal sauce with tsukemen - a slice of egg, peices of char siew and bamboo shoots

I would highly recommended tsukemen for the hungry souls who never seem to be full. 1-2 times the portion of noodles seem to be just nice, 3 times seem to be pushing it but as long as your stomach can accommodate it.

tsukemen
2 times the ramen - just nice for the moderately hungry soul.
tsukemen
3 times the ramen - for the famished soul


Ala Carte Dishes

Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵)  at The Star Vista
Chicken Salad (S$8.90) - interesting combination of salad and chicken.
Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵)  at The Star Vista
Softshell crab (S$8.90) - not too bad, soft yet crunchy at the same time and not too salty too.
Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵)  at The Star Vista
Bokuto Gyoza - S$5.90 - the skin was not too thick nor too thin giving it that crunchy texture. But overall tastes like normal gyoza

Menya Musashi Ramen (麺屋武蔵)

THE STAR VISTA
1 Vista Exchange Green #B1-08, Singapore 138617

Tel: 6694 2515

Operating Hours (Daily): 11:30am – 10:00pm
 
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