Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen @ MyVillage
Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen @ MyVillage is steered by Chef Tan-San who is famed for various creations such as Kurobuta Pork Tonkatsu and Tonkatsu Ramen. Naturally it has to be our choice.
Premium Pork Loin Tonkatsu Set $ 19.9
Pork loin is fairly lean, mildly flavored meat with a thick cap of fat on top and tender if cooked properly. Somehow the term “premium” did come with some expectations with the listed premium price, however the Tonkastsu may be crisp with a nice golden brown bread crumbs but the texture was tough and dry. Premium? May be this is what exactly “premium” quality pork loin should be for the texture but unfortunately we don’t really appreciate it.
Tonkatsu Ramen $ 14.9
The tough and dry premium pork loin was contrary to the ordinary Tonkatsu which was juicy and tender. What? Ordinary pork loin tasted better than the premium? Sorry, it is our opinion and kind of regretted the “premium” price paid.
The Tojiru soup was light but flavourful and the imported Niigata rice superiority cannot be questioned much.
Salmon Don $ 14.9
It might just be a simple bowl of salmon and rice but it was packed with flavour and full of fragrance. The tenderly cooked salmon was done with a perfect texture and seasoned. Probably the best meal of the day.
Cha Shu Ramen 11.9
If you like rich and thick ramen broth base, the uniqueness of Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen light broth may not please your palate. However, don’t be fooled by the uncomplicated nature as it was deceiving from the plain look, the consensus of everyone tasted was surprisingly positive! The light but deeply flavoured broth laced with the earthy miso served with the nicely Chashu was a pleasant.
Gyoza $ 6.9
Not too bad for its nice filling and alluring taste.
Our verdict on Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen
In general, Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen serves reasonably good Japanese food with affordable price. Chef Tan-san proven culinary skills and his friendly crews make dining here a pleasant experience.
Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen
A: myVillage @ Serangoon Gardens 1 Maju Avenue, #02-07/8/9 Singapore 556679
H: Mon to Fri: 11:30am to 3:00pm 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11.30am to 3:00pm 5:00pm to 10:00pm