Menya Musashi Kodou (麺屋武蔵 虎洞) at ION Orchard

Just like the branch at Raffles City, the interior of this ramen eatery is decorated with pictures of samurai.


There are also additional pictures of a tiger as the shop’s name seems to imply that this is a tiger’s cave.

The menu is slightly different from that at Raffles City and they don’t serve Buta Kakuni (Braised Pork Belly) but there’s Yakibuta (Grilled Pork) instead.

Here’s what we ordered….

Red Aburi Yakibuta Ramen (赤 炙り焼き豚らー麺) – At first I was quite apprehensive about ordering “Red” as I can’t take too spicy stuff but this wasn’t as spicy as I had thought it to be. There were 2 chunky slices of pork which came with this and the waiter had asked me if I wanted them to slice the pork into smaller pieces but I declined. Anyway, the pork could be easily chewed off but I thought it was slightly overcooked at one end which made it a little tough. However, I must say that the egg at this place is done much better than at Raffles City.

Emptied the contents of the bowl (yum!) and a tiger is revealed!

White Cha Shu Ramen & Takana Mini Don (白 チャーシューらー麺 + 高菜ミニ丼ぶり) – This is a set and the ramen was similar to what you can find at Raffles City. The rice on the other hand had salted vegetables on the top of it and made me wonder if this was Chinese food or Japanese? Usually the Japanese will eat rice with pickles but this was salted vegetables done Chinese-style. It was actually a nice combination as the flavours of both the rice and noodles complemented each other.

Fried Tofu with Smoked Bonito (カツオ武士の豆腐揚げ) – There were 3 pieces of tofu which were soft and fresh. One had no topping, another had strips of seaweed on it and the third had some spicy fish roe placed on top.

Houji Cha (ほうじ茶) – The cup has the shop’s name on it and if you look on the underside (not shown in this photo), it also has a picture of a samurai.

Verdict:  Overall quite satisfying and if the yakibuta wasn’t overcooked, it would have been perfect.

Menya Musashi Kodou (麺屋武蔵 虎洞)
#B3-25 ION Orchard,
2 Orchard Turn,
Singapore 238801.
Tel: 65099394

Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm

Nearest MRT station: Orchard

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