Friday, 7 August 2015

Mia's Food Trail Review: Shin Sapporo Ramen

After my review of Penang Culture and Chicken Up from my Century Square Food Trail, I'm finally putting up the 3rd restaurant review, Shin Sapporo Ramen! 

Being a huge ramen fan, I've tried them out when they first opened at B1 of Century Square and I found them pretty okay.

Wakayama Tonkotsu-Shoyu Ramen - $14.80

It's funny how you put tonkotsu and shoyu together to get a slightly miso-like taste. Alright, I'm over-simplifying it here. The broth is like a thick, flavourful tonktsu broth but packed with more savoury saltiness to it. And as you can see, there's a good drizzle of flavoured oil in the broth as well, so this is probably not the best choice for ladies who prefer a lighter tasting ramen. But for me, who do enjoy a good authentic tasting ramen, this is really not a bad choice.

 Abura Soba - $14.90

One of their latest noodle creation, a dry ramen, tossed in delicious seasoned oil and served with braised charsiu, menma and an onsen egg.
The noodles, more on the salty side, has an amazing sesame oil fagrance with a peppery kick to it, which I absolutely loved. The braised charsiu were tender, and the runny onsen egg just completed the whole dish just like topping a cherry on a glass of magarita. 
I wasn't really that eager to try out a dry ramen, but this really won me over and I'm so glad I tried it. 

 Hiyashi Chuka Soba - $13.80

This cold noodle dish, though really colourful and instagram-worthy, isn't going to be my choice of noodle... at any ramen shop. Not that I'm against cold noodles (I love chasoba, btw) but hiyashi chuka has this distinctive vinegar-ish sour taste that I really do not appreciate. 
I know, something cold and sour does sound really appetizing, but just not for me. 

 Chuka Tofu - $4.80

Another cold dish that didn't go very well with my tastebuds, sadly. The gravy was way too salty, and the tofu too stiff. I was at least expecting a softer, more fluffy bite to the tofu but it came on way too hard, and with this 'raw' icy taste to it. 

Haru Salad - $4.80

With crisp lettuce, fresh cherry tomatoes and yummy sweet corns mixed together in one bowl, it's hard to find anything wrong with this dish. This is a salad so refreshing on the palate that I can easily wolf it down without any form of dressing, olive oil, lemon juice or whatsoever. 

 Chocolate Lava Cake - $8.80

When the staff first recommended their chocolate lava cake to us, saying that many customers specially visit for this cake, I was really skeptical. 
Chocolate lava cake at a ramen shop, really?
It took nothing more than just one bite for me to know why.
Molten, decadent chocolate sauce just oozed out of the soft, moist cake with a slice of the knife. Every single bite of the cake was just moist, rich and extremely chocolatey. If you're a chocolate lover, this is a dessert capable of driving ALL your blues away, no joke. 

Shin-Sapporo Ramen is located at Century Square, B1-10/11
For more information, visit their Facebook HERE

Till then,
Mia Foo


  1. I am not sure if I will ever get a chance to visit here but all those food pics made me so hungry :D

  2. Seems like a lovely place for food Mia. Loved your pictures which in turn made me hungry and now I'm off to have lunch :D.

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  3. ohh the choco lava cake look so yummy..u make me hungry now!

  4. omg the rame is really tempting and makes my mouth so watering.
    look at the choco lava i cant control myself XD

  5. oooo all them food look delicious and just perfect! and lovely place indeed.

    do drop by... GreenStory

  6. Those corns looks lovely on the top. Lava cake are to die for don't you think?

  7. Those look so so good! I would love to get myself a bowl of ramen now =)

  8. Oh this really does look yummy! It's all pretty cheap too.

  9. Lovely styled food, especially the dessert. I would love to dine there.

  10. Looks like the place to be at when you are hungry... and your pictures they spell 'Eat Me'.
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