Clarke Quay is one of the places in Singapore that I dearly missed during my exchange program. So, within 2 weeks of coming back to Singapore, I decided to visit Clarke Quay with my friends on a Saturday night. Clarke Quay was as vibrant and beautiful as always.
However, my visit to Clarke Quay that night was disappointing. It was simply not up to my expectations, especially after beautiful experiences I’ve had in the past. For those who still don’t have a clue of what I was doing on that night, I visited Santouka for their famous pork cheek ramen (the hint was in the title 😂).
Santouka Ramen, The Central, Clarke Quay
The pork cheek (and free pork chasiu, thanks to JPassport) were amazingly succulent. The noodle texture and chewiness were just nice. The service was as amazing as always. So, what went wrong? The pork cheek, which was the highlight of the meal, was unbelievably salty. It was very salty that it ruined the entire experience, which was not cheap (around 25 SGD after tax).
If you ask me on whether I will go back to give it another try or not, I will go back. If you ask when will I go back, maybe not so soon; I’m still disappointed after spending 25 SGD on an overly salty ramen. But, I still recommend you to try it. Santouka’s Shio Tonkusen Toroniku Ramen (pork cheek ramen) tastes amazing except for that night.