Located at B1 of Chinatown Point, Kaneta Shoten is the 2nd restaurant opened by the creators of Otoko Ramen. The executive chef has more than 10 years of experience in Kyoto making ramen.
The store interior is conceptualised by an established interior designer from Kyoto, inspired by classic and old scenes from Japan to create a wonderful dining experience. A life-sized vintage Astro Boy figure welcomes customers warmly at the entrance.
Kaneta Shoten brings the authentic Japanese style ramen in various styles, each recipe is uniquely created and hand-made in Singapore, broths are boiled more than 20 hours to achieve smooth and strong flavour.
We tried a few of their best sellers and one of them was the Spicy Tonkotsu Miso with flavoured soft-boiled egg ($14.90). Not able to take spiciness, I was actually pleasantly surprised to realise that the broth was not too spicy, and in fact it had a sour and sweet flavour to it. Almost tasting like our local Tom Yum broth but with a tinge of miso flavour. I was very impressed by this dish and before we knew it, I had gulped down the entire bowl.
Next, we had the Spicy Mazesoba ($14.90) which was a dry ramen with a special spicy sauce. It comes with minced pork, soft boiled egg, mushroom, spring onion and seaweed. This dish was also pleasantly delicious and it did not feel too dry.
For the more traditional, you can stick to the Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen with flavoured soft-boiled egg ($13.90) where the broth is thick and white. Its baitang has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat and collage over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the both with a hearty flavour and a creamy consistency that rivals milk or melted butter or gravy.
We also tried Unagidon ($12.90) where the ungainly is cooked with a special sweet sauce and butter to make a fulfilling combination. The Unagi was especially filling and meaty.
The Karage Fried Chicken ($9.90) was especially crisp and the batter was very tasty. It literally tasted like the best chicken karage ever.
Lastly, we ended off the meal with a Seafood Salad ($14.90) where the seafood served was fresh and juicy.
This meal was very fulfilling and we were pleasantly surprised it was not another ordinary meal at a ramen shop! This place is definitely worth checking out and I would totally come here a second time!
Address: 133 New Bridge Road, B1-44/45 Chinatown Point Singapore 059413 (Chinatown MRT) Tel: +65 6443 8366
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon – Fri), 11:00am – 10:00pm (Sat, Sun, PH)