Machida Shoten Singapore’s outlet is the first outside of Japan. Machida Shoten is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new menu. Hailing from Kanagawa Prefecture, the restaurant has built a reputation for itself thanks to its much-lauded iekei ramen. “Iekei” means “home” in Japan, and the restaurant hopes to evoke a warm and familial feeling with its offerings.
Machida Shoten opened its first store, Yokohama Kakei Ramen Machida Shoten, in Machida City, Tokyo, in January 2008. In just nine years, the brand has opened 45 outlets in Japan, and it consults over 400 iekei ramen restaurants in China, the Philippines, USA, Italy and Thailand. It is highly regarded as an iekei ramen specialist.
Following are highlights from New Menu Launches:
- Exclusive items include Miso Tonkotsu Ramen, Garden Veggie Ramen as well as sides such as Homemade Shrimp Gyoza and Seasoned Iberico Spareribs where the flavour has been adjusted to suit local Singaporean taste bud.
- Signature dish Shoyu Tonkotsu serves up the perfect combination of soya sauce and pork bone broth
- All at affordable pricings.
Garden Salad (S$9)
Mixed vegetable with stir fried pumpkin and fried lotus roots drenched with homemade curry dressing as well as non-oily oba leaf vinegar for a flavourful finish.
Celery Kombu (S$4.80)
Crunchy celery stems and kombu gave a refreshing taste.
Burdock Tempura (S$7.80)
Enjoy the sweet and earthy Burdock which delights with its crispy texture. It’s my first time tried this, usually i found Burdock in pickled form. But fried burdock flavour is very light and addictive!
Cha-Shu Croquette (S$6)
Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, the croquette is made with seasoned minced pork and will wow taste buds. It’s very flavourful IMO!
Seasoned Iberico Spareribs (S$14)
This is an indulgent offering. The spareribs are first boiled till they are tender, and then seasoned with Machida Shoten’s original sweet soya sauce. It’s really well seasoned and the meat is very juicy and tender.
Homemade Shrimp Gyoza (S$9.80/5 pieces)
The gyoza features the whole tiger prawn as well as shrimp encased in a crunchy exterior. My first time trying gyoya with whole prawn inside, usually the common gyoza you found are just minced meat filling. I love how the gyoza crispy on the skin bcos pan fried it and juicy on the inside.
Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice (S$10)
Made with 12 ingredients, the fried rice will cater to Singaporeans’ palates with its fragrant and fiery note. Some people might find it too spicy, but i feel it’s just nice, not too spicy to my liking.
Look at how the chef prepare the ramen…
Shoyu Tonkotsu (S$16)
One of the must-try dishes at Machida Shoten is the chef’s recommendation, Shoyu Tonkotsu. This is the signature Yokohama-style iekei ramen, and it serves the perfect combination of soya sauce and pork bone broth. You can enjoy noodles cooked to your desired softness or hardness. Choose from three levels of doneness for your noodles! The noodles are then immersed in a tonkotsu and soya sauce broth. There are various add-on ingredients, from seasoned egg to cha-su, that you can enjoy by topping up a small amount. You can also mix a variety of condiments into your broth to tailor the flavours.
Machida Shoten is also unveiling exclusive items available only at the Singapore outlet. Amongst the new dishes are Miso Tonkotsu Ramen and Garden Veggie Ramen.
Garden Veggie Ramen (S$15)
Appealing to health-conscious eaters, the healthy and light Garden Veggie Ramen is a colourful offering, comprising up to 12 different fresh vegetables in a bowl. The broth is made with seven types of vegetables too. Fried garlic oil is added to enliven the flavour. This ramen soup is very light.
Miso Tonkotsu Ramen (S$16)
This ramen is a piquant offering, fusing the goodness of miso and tonkotsu soup base. The miso that the restaurant uses is a blend of red and white miso. The dish is then topped with sweet corn, cabbage and butter for an extra kick. I found the soup too thick to my liking, but if you like sweet type Ramen, this is for you.
About Machida Shoten
Machida Shoten was founded in January 2008 with its first shop located in Machida City. Machida Shoten serves the authentic signature Yokohama-Iekei ramen, which originated in the year 1974 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City. The soup is made from the essence of both pork and chicken bone, boiled over long hours to acquire a creamy, rich and thick soup texture. Combine this unique soup texture with the strong shoyu and you get the irresistible Yokohama-Iekei ramen.
Since its inception, 44 other outlets have been opened across Japan. Beyond Japan, Machida Shoten has opened two other outlets overseas, the first one in Singapore (July 2016) and the other in Los Angeles, USA (January 2017). Plans are in the pipeline to open another one in New York (July 2017). On top of that, over 400 franchises in China, the Philippines, USA, Italy and Thailand have been established. Machida Shoten owes its popularity not just to the delicious ramen it serves but also the work ethics and values of its crew. A lot of pride is put into ensuring customer satisfaction and the quality of food served.
Japan Food Town, 435 Orchard Rd, #04-40 Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, Singapore 238877
Operating Hours: 11.30am-11pm
Telephone: 6262 3214