The taste of the curry sauce is OK, the rice is OK, the egg is OK and the entire dish is just OK. I wouldn’t race back to order it, but if someone put it in front of me I would eat it.
2. 豚骨醬油拉麵 tún gǔ jiàng yóu lā miàn – House special Tonkotsu Shouyu ramen
The house special Ramen arrives and immediately I felt disappointed. We got to the Breeze center on a Friday evening at the evening meal rush time, and I accept that. However, if you work in a restaurant anywhere then you still need to pay attention to detail. For example, the green onion on the side of the bowl doesn’t give a great first impression. The general marks around the inside of the bowl show that it was rushed, and the green onion within the bowl has already sunk into the broth.
The meat was OK. The flavour was fairly bland, and it was quite a thin piece of meat.
The noodles (for me) were disappointing: they were soft. I want my noodles (in any dish) to be slightly chewy and left a little harder in the center of the noodle. This is probably just a personal thing, though.
The broth was fairly neutral in flavour and wasn’t really salty at all. However, it did seem to lack that little something extra to lift it up to a good quality bowl of Ramen.
3. 餃子 jiǎo zì – Gyoza
Gyoza are pretty much the same as the pot sticker dumplings we are all so used to in 八方. They are fried to give a little crunch on the bottom of the dumpling, whilst the top of the dumpling is steamed.
4. 可爾必思 kě ěr bì sī – Calips
Best dish: 3. 餃子 jiǎo zì – Gyoza
Dish I wouldn’t order again: Probably 1 or 2. They’re just ok, nothing special or exciting.
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