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Hailing from Nagoya, Japan, Kajiken is a pioneering dry ramen specialty shop, quite possibly Singapore's first dedicated mazesoba establishment. The term "mazesoba" refers to dry ramen, where "maze" in Japanese means "to mix" and "soba" translates to "noodles." This unique style offers a delightful departure from the traditional broth-based ramen, boasting moist noodles with a satisfying chewiness. The founders of Kajiken aimed to present something familiar, comforting, and yet refreshingly novel to their customers.
Among their standout dishes, the Taiwan Mazesoba Nagoya Style takes center stage as their signature and best-selling offering. Upon presentation, the dish's enticing allure invites immediate indulgence. A good mix of the components reveals a symphony of flavors dancing on your taste buds. The springy noodles soak up the umami-rich sauce, accompanied by the delightful fragrance of chives in each mouthful. A dollop of minced meat adds a hint of spice, while the onsen egg lends a luscious creaminess to envelop the ramen. For an elevated experience, adding vinegar or chili oil to the mix takes the noodles to new heights of flavor.
For those craving a creamy mazesoba, the Hokkaido Mazesoba is a delectable choice, featuring luscious Salmon Flakes, Salmon Roe, and butter. This indulgent combination offers an extra creamy and buttery delight, with the salmon flakes and roe imparting an additional dimension to the bowl of Mazesoba. A favorite for many, this option promises a delightful journey of flavors.
Not to be missed is the Grilled Cheese with Cod Rice Mazesoba, an enticing fusion of tastes that will leave you craving for more. This unique mazesoba creation features the perfect blend of grilled cheese and savory cod rice, resulting in a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving for more. The rich and creamy cheese complements the savory notes of the cod rice, creating a harmonious balance that captivates the taste buds with every mouthful. If you're looking to savor a one-of-a-kind mazesoba experience, this dish is a must-try for all food enthusiasts.
For those who relish delectable toppings, the Tori Karaage stands out as a popular choice. Marinated overnight with Kajiken's special sauce and fried to perfection, this delightful chicken treat boasts a crispy outer layer and a juicy, succulent interior.
At Kajiken, their dedication to providing a delightful and innovative dining experience is evident in every dish they serve, making it a must-visit spot for ramen enthusiasts and adventurous foodies alike.
Location: 1 Tras Link, #01-03 Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
Opening Hours: 11 am–9:30 pm