Menmaru Japanese Udon & Ramen – Another Udon Stall With Fried Items
Compared to the other Japanese noodle counterpart – The Ramen, Udon only got more popular in Singapore during recent years, largely contributed to the opening of Tamoya Udon . Menmaru Udon (Isten Scotts), Udon Goen (Wisma Atria) and Idaten Udon (City hall) are all new udon entries to the local market. However, they are more or less similar in styles to Tamoya’s , mainly self-service, affordable bowls below $10, serving simple kake udon with ala-carte deep fried items as options. Okay, it does get less exciting (ie boring) after a while. Udon didn’t exactly take off in a big way in Singapore, with comments such as “too thick”, ”too filling”, “too plain”. I don’t actually mind the thicker wheat flour noodle, but it is hard to find a good bowl comparable to Japan’s standards. Menmaru found within Food Republic serves up two basic types – clear Kake Udon ($4.50 / $6.50), or so...