Kristine Gumabay, Mickee Nadal Balagot and Jen Macapagal were looking for a place to celebrate their birthday dinners together. “Ramenan!”, one suggested. We could then picture out the long queues somewhere in Tanjong Pagar. At least for those living in Singapore, they may be familiar with the juxtaposed ramen shops at Orchid Hotel, Tras Link.
There were queues indeed but the only place who can (quickly) accommodate a (hungry) party of 10 was Menya Sanji. Named after the three warriors, it was most suited for the celebration of the evening, the birthdays of our beloved three warriors, our dragon boat team’s Women’s Captains (from past to present)—Mickee, Tin and Jen. The shop originated from Kagoshima in Kyushu, Japan. It also has shops in Taiwan and Guam.
The place is small yet cozy. The food–straightforwardly delicious. The Japanese folding and hand fans at each table are an added delight to its customers, too.
They say, “great minds think alike,” and so our orders were pretty much the same–the popular Sanji Ramen, 13SGD. Irrashaimase! It was a fun, zen, and happy Japanese-themed birthday celebration!
MENYA SANJI | 1 Tras Link, Orchid Hotel, Singapore; Tel: +65 6604 8891
Operating Hours: 11.30am-3pm & 5.30pm-11pm