I was not familiar with Uma Uma but it is a chain that was launched back in the 1950s from Fukuoka, Japan. This particular one has a great range of Japanese styles to select from including the house-favourite, Hakata-styled Ramen, as well as bincho-grilled Yakitori and Kushikatsu (deep-fried breaded skewers). They also have quite a few side dishes, some of which more on later. They do a great evening deal where for $25 you can select a ramen of your choice, mix of yakitori, half a dozen gyoza & a ice cold pint of Asahi. You can’t argue with that when it comes to value. I am always a little dubious about set menus but in this instance the food was awesome. Hot, well seasoned gyoza straight from the pan with a crust of crispiness, some delicious chicken & pork yakitori & then the main event, the ramen. I opted for the dry ramen, with pork belly & onsen egg. It was a generous pile of beautiful, slippery noodles, juicy hunks of pork, silky egg plus the standard spicing, ginger & greens. The whole lot was delicious.
We added a couple of extra bits and pieces with some amazing fried, Asian dressed brussel sprouts. Not something I have ever tried before, nor did I expect to find it in a Japanese Ramen restaurant but they were bloody delicious.
If you find yourself in & around the area & want a bunch of tasty Japanese treats then get yourself there. We’ll be back.
Uma Uma Ramen, 9 Raffles Boulevard #02-06, Millenia Walk