Disclaimer: This was part of a food tasting event.
“No ordinary curry.”
Udon GOEN is a Japanese stall located in Wisma Atria’s Food Republic, specializing in udon, ramen & Japanese curry rice. The stall over at Wisma is actually their second, an expansion after their success over at Vivocity’s Food Republic. Udon GOEN constantly draws large crowds with their affordable yet delicious authentic Japanese cuisine.
One of the chefs graciously posed for me after I asked if I could take a photo!
The udon/ramen menu of Udon GOEN.
Japanese curry rice anyone?
Udon GOEN doesn’t just specializes in udon, but they also have choices of ramen & even Japanese curry rice. The key to the curry over here at Udon GOEN is the addition of Tonkotsu stock instead of water for the base, giving the gravy much more flavour; not to mention that it’s probably a first in Singapore. The soup of their ramen/udon dishes also make use of their homemade Tonkotsu soup, which takes about 10 hours per day to create. The ingredients used for their dishes are also freshly flown from Kagawa, Japan!
What’s impressive about Udon GOEN would have to be their prices, even though it’s located in a prime location such as Wisma Atria. Everything is kept quite affordable & towards the lower average; most dishes are under the 10 dollar mark! The quantity ratio to their affordability is quite superb as well.
Tonkotsu Special Ramen ($10.80)
One of their chef’s recommendations was the Tonkotsu Special Udon/Ramen. My friend & I were too caught up with trying the food over here that we totally forgot to go for the Udon option. (The irony of not trying udon at Udon GOEN was not lost on us.)
As mentioned earlier, the soup based is cooked for 10 hours & homemade by their Japanese chef who previously trained in a ramen shop in Japan.
The Tonkotsu soup definitely tasted really fantastic! It was also quite thick for a ramen soup base, which was quite a surprise to my friend & I. The noodles were perfectly cooked & the pork slices were one of the better ones we’ve tasted for ramen.
Both my friend & I were quite impressed by the quality of the dish, considering that it’s from Food Republic. (Not that I have anything against Food Republic.)
Big Size Curry Rice ($19.80)
What happens when there’s two hungry guys? You get the Big Size Curry Rice of course! (It’s pretty much for 2-3 people.) My friend spotted this on the menu & was sold. “Go hard or go home! Let’s do this.” The chef over at Udon GOEN gave a chuckle when we decided to order this.
We were served the plate of deep-fried goodness first & were quite taken aback by the sheer amount of ingredients piling on top of the plate. Which was why we were even more surprised when the chef said to wait while he prepared the curry rice.
Woah! He turned around & served this humongous plate of curry rice. Coupled with an entire plate of fried ingredients to pair with the rice, both my friend & I almost had our jaws drop.
The curry over here was no doubt delicious. There were times where I tasted the curry & thought it to be more mild then I would have liked, but after tasting it a bit more, it was quite delectable.
What does the “Big Size” consists of? It was a mix of Japanese Fried Chicken, Croquette, Tonkatsu, Chicken Katsu, Fried Prawn & a Half-Boiled Egg.
My friend & I definitely had trouble finishing this massive plate of deep-fried meats. Everything tasted really great! There was only one fried meat that we found to be more tough than the others, but unfortunately we couldn’t identity what it was from the huge mix of fried stuff.
This was quite breathtaking nonetheless & it’s definitely meant to be shared by at least 3 people! It’s also quite affordable for the sheer quantity of ingredients. Highly recommended!
“It’s not all-Udon!”
Worth A Visit/Revisit?
I was definitely impressed with the affordability, quantity & quality of food over at Udon GOEN. It’s quite rare to be able to enjoy restaurant-quality dishes in a food court environment & at such low prices. The ramen here can definitely compete with the many restaurants here with its authentic flavour & delicious Tonkotsu soup. Udon GOEN is one to look out for & I would definitely head back again to try their Udon next time!
A huge thanks to Udon GOEN & Fazirah for the invitation and the food tasting event.
435 Orchard Road #04-02/14 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
(Nearest train station: Orchard)
Contact: 6420 6392
Mon – Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm