With a new address, Pot O Noodles sits where CMH Road meets Double Road. Basically, the new, improved and very vibrant new space, is just below sister concern, Esplanade.
The teal and red colours will welcome you in, even if the thought of ramen, gyozas and sando, hasn’t already ensured that! Wasting no time, except in taking pictures of samurai, geishas and on-point Japanese art and pop culture (just like you would see in Osaka), we kicked things off with Chicken and Green Onion gyoza and some Prawn and Mirin ones too. We loved how they were different to other gyozas that are mostly masquerading momos. Sando and Japanese Panko Fryes came next. The crispy fried cutlets (pork, for us) inside pillowy bread, took us back to Dotonburi, and the deep fried calamari, shrimp and fish that was part of the Panko platter, reinforced that feeling. We highly recommend the authentic katsu sauce and wasabi mayo with the fried stuff.
For mains, we had the Tonkotsu roast pork ramen and Chicken Katsu Curry with potato. While we loved the flavours of the Tonkotsu broth, and the pork was just perfect, we weren’t the biggest fans of the noodles themselves. If you prefer spicy ramen, try the Chilli Ramen or Tom Yam. The curry was spot on with a tartness to it, that was mellowed down by the potato. The chicken was fried, and together with the steamed rice, we found a happy place! We ended with Donburi -- the roasted pork belly one, of course. Our favourite of the three mains, this one came with bok choy, carrots, poached egg and pickled ginger. The accompanying broth is something we’d ask for plenty extra of, and you might too!
We skipped it, but you can end the meal with Wasabi Ice Cream, for good measure.