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Sō Ramen, Nex


Try finding RamenPlay at Nex and you’ll end up at this other ramen place called Sō.

The whole restaurant felt a lot like RamenPlay for a couple of reasons:

1. Its signature ramen bowl is the same as RamenPlay – Tonkotsu broth with Toroniku (braised pork cheek), Cha Shu and Buta Kakuni (braised pork belly in special sauce). Of course, not forgetting the special black onion sauce.

2. The pricing is similar to RamenPlay – affordable. The ramen mentioned above costs only $12.90++.

3. The physical bowls are the same as RamenPlay – I kid you not.

Intrigued, I did a quick check on RamenPlay’s website to see if Sō was another restaurant under their wing (or possibly them saying they had rebranded). Nope, not a word about it. Also, interestingly, RamenPlay’s outlets at Breadtalk IHQ and Velocity @ Novena Square are now taken over by Sō.

Tonkotsu Toroniku with Ajitama, $9.90.

The pork cheek was really tender and flavourful! Melts in your mouth and gone before you know it. Definitely not satisfying to only have 2 pieces. Do top it up for a small fee!

Sō is one place that does their eggs right. The gooey ooey flow of the egg yolk was perfect! The seasoning was also not to overpowering, allowing it to be a nice complement to the ramen.

The tonkotsu soup on the other hand, was a little disappointing. The flavour wasn’t as intense as I had hoped. It’s still nice, but not the kind that I would want to drink till the very last drop.

Uobushi Tonkotsu Toroniku, $9.90.

Bonito flavoured tonkotsu soup! As compared to  Sō’s tonkotsu soup, the uobushi tonkotsu is much more flavourful and more palatable even towards the last few drops. I personally liked it a lot, but my partner didn’t. Take this only if you are a fan of those dancing flakes on your takoyaki balls.

Spicy Cha Siew, $8.90.

It looks really lip numbing, but Sō’s spicy ramen is actually not that spicy, and it’s damn shiok! The hot chilli oil is poured over the soup, releasing its furry of flavours. Tip: drink a cup of hot green tea to wash down the oil.

Sō offers five types of soup bases, including spicy miso which is a blend of 7 different types of miso. The pricing for these ramen bowls can go as low as $7.90 for a basic bowl, which makes Sō a very affordable comfort food anytime.

Nex, 23 Serangoon Central, #B2-58, S(556083)

+65 6634 4089

Mondays to Fridays – 11.30am to 10pm

Saturdays and Sundays – 11am to 10pm

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