Otoko Ramen – New Ramen Shop At Alexandra. Kind Of Heavy
“Otoko” means “a strong man” in Japanese. So an Otoko Ramen is… Hmm. The ramen shop is newly opened at Park Hotel Alexandra (which has Alibabar as its neighbour), catering to a sizable Japanese expat community staying around the area. Yah hor, there aren’t any other ramen shops in Alexandra? Threee types of ramen soup bases are available – Shoyu ($12.90), Miso ($12.90), and Karamiso ($13.90). For additional toppings of pork belly, you can order the Chashu Ramen ($16.90/$17.90). Prices are for medium sized bowls, while the larger portions are at $2 extra. Looking at the sizing side (and I couldn’t even finish my medium), smaller eaters can refrain from the L-size. What I like about their ramen – there was generous servings of fresh cabbage for that crunch, and kind of balances that richness after a few sips of the oily soup. The tonkotsu based shoyu soup could be more robus...