Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum is a food amusement park with an astonishing atmosphere of the old town of Tokyo in the late 1950s. Out of the nine shops, I actually only tried one of them since I was already feeling quite full. Do note that the ramen has a policy whereby each customer has to order at least one dish. Men no Bo-Toride specialises in tonkotsu (lit. pork bone) ramen, boasting its soup which is simmered for 20 hours. There isn't any English menu available, I suppose, so I'm just going to do a direct translation of the dishes I tried.
Seaweed and Soft-Boiled Egg Ramen ¥880 (~S$11.00)
The actual name of the dish is のりと半熟玉子らぁめん, which actually doesn't mention about the presence of chashu (Japanese sliced pork belly). Hidden behind the not-so-appetising cloudy soup was an intense, unparalleled richness with just the right degree of sweetness. The noodle itself was very thin and adequately chewy, while the soft-boiled egg was perfectly made and flavourful. Adding grated garlic, pickled vegetables and sesame seeds (not shown) to the bowl, I truly enjoyed my very first dinner at a museum.
Prawn Dumpling Ramen ¥980 (~S$12.25)
The actual name of the dish is 海老ワンタンらぁめん. Having the same noodle and soup base, the dish showcased dumplings which carried sweet medium-sized prawns inside which, although were tasty enough, could be more succulent.
Pika's advice: Since July 2013, the museum has developed Muslim and vegetarian-friendly dishes. I hope this will be motivating for our Muslim and vegetarian friends to visit the awesome museum! Lastly, here's a view of the basement of the museum where you can dine to your heart's content.
Men no Bo-Toride @ Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum
2-14-21 Shin Yokohama
(Daily: 11.00am - 10.00pm)
*Prices quoted are nett prices.
Have a nice meal,Cliff(y)