Machida Shoten
Wisma Atria Shopping Centre #04-40, 435 Orchard Road, 238877
6262 3214

Since the Japan Food Town in Wisma Atria arrived last year, restaurants specialising in different prefectures have been serving some delicious grub. Ramen shop Machida Shoten from the Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan has extended its menu to include two new kinds of ramen on top of the restaurant’s staple shoyu tonkotsu. The garden veggie ramen ($15) comes in a lighter broth, with slightly al dente noodles. Garlicky, light in colour, and loaded with 12 vegetables, it doesn’t feel like a cop out of flavour for vegetarian’s sake. The miso tonkotsu ramen ($16) is a heavier broth, with a cube of butter on top to make the ‘iekei’ (homely) taste.Also on the menu are some meaty side dishes, like the incredibly tender – and incredibly fatty – seasoned Iberico spareribs ($14) with a sweet BBQ sauce. The char siew croquettes, which look like your Italian meatballsThe shrimp gyoza ($9.80) are plumper than your regular dumpling, stuffed with a large shrimp and huddled with minced shrimp for a meatier bite.