Located down the stretch of ramen shops in Ramen Champion, you would find Joshoken at the end of the row with a golden signboard in sight. It is famous for being the best ramen in the field of tsukemen and offers an interesting array of tsukemen, chuka soba, shio soba, rice bowls, as well as side dishes such as karaage and gyoza. Tsukemen refers to cold noodles with all its ingredients separated from a bowl of piping hot broth.
We were served the Special Kotteri Tsukemen ($16.80) which is their signature dish. Cooked to al dente texture, the ramen is topped with pork collar chashu, menma, nori, spinach, ajitama and fishcake. The chashu had a smoked taste to it and that was because it was slightly torched before serving! Its broth is a mix of chicken, pork, onion, ginger, garlic, carrot and leek. The ramen is dipped into the broth to accentuate the flavour.
The other dish we tried was the Maze Soba($14.80). It is a tangy soba mixed with ingredients like garlic chives, spring onions, seaweed, mentaiko, mayonnaise, homemade chilli, minced meat and poached egg. Different level of spiciness can be chosen as well and it goes all the way up to excruciating hot level 20! We had to toss the noodles for about 20 times to achieve the perfect flavour. Upon finishing the ramen, porridge is poured into the remaining sauce and it tasted surprisingly rich.
Side dishes to try would be the panfried gyoza and chashu.
This restaurant is definitely worth a try because of its unique experience and affordable price! Currently, students get to enjoy a bowl of Chuka Soba (U.P. S$12.80) at just S$10+ from Mondays to Fridays. This offer is not valid with other ongoing promotions, Ramen Champion vouchers or set meals.
Address: 201 Victoria Street, Bugis+ #04-10 Singapore 188607
Operating Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.00am – 10.30pm, Sat, Sun and PH: 10.30am – 10.30pm