Ramen Champion introduces a new tenant: donburi specialist Don Meijin, promising a first of its kind tendon experience in Singapore. Offering a wide variety of donburi – from tendon to katsudon, roast beef don to butadon – on its menu, Don Meijin is a sure-visit for Japanese rice bowl lovers. All rice bowls are served with a bed of short grain Japanese rice specially imported from Hokkaido, and priced affordably from $12.80 onwards.
– Gail & Jem
Signature Tendon – $12.80 (add $2 for dashi soup)G: This can be enjoyed in two ways . First, eat the original crispy tempura with rice. When you’re half done, add rice crispy and wasabi together with hot dashi soup. This is a popular way of enjoying tendon in Japan.
G: It always feels a little dry whenever I eat tempura alone with rice, so the addition of hot dashi soup is a very welcome and refreshing touch to the dish for me. Also, the black tiger prawns are prepared daily from scratch, a deveining process practiced by the chef. As such, the prawns are significantly bouncier, sweeter and tastier.
Spicy Chilli Crab Tendon – $14.80G: This is one of the marquee dishes inspired by local tastes. Fried prawns, asparagus, pumpkin, seasonal fish fillet, eggplant and kakiage are drenched in homemade spicy chilli crab sauce that packs a punch. The sauce takes more than four hours to prepare daily, and to boost its taste, chunks of snow crab are added to it. Other condiments include Japanese soy sauce and mirin. At only $14.80, it is quite a steal.
Pork Shogayaki Don – $12.80G: If you’re not into the fancy fried stuff, this is another option. The flavours of spicy ginger (shoga) and soy sauce is a tad salty though.
Mille Feuille Katsu Don – $12.80G: This is a dish made up of 14 thinly-sliced and marinated layers of pork loin coated with nama panko – fresh breadcrumbs that have yet to be dried. The result is chunky and crunchy strips of tender pork. Yum!
For such affordable prices, there isn’t really much to complain about. We recommend sharing the Don Meijin bowls with a friend, and order different options, so it won’t be so gelat. Perfect place for a quick lunch fix.
201 Victoria Street
Mon – Fri 11am to 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH 10.30am to 10.30pm
Other outlets of Ramen Champion are located at Great World City & Changi Airport Terminal 3.
* This is an invited media tasting by Don Meijin.
Average cost per pax: $15