We came to Ichiban-Tei not really meaning to have a full dinner (were hoping to get a place at Aburiya next door when a table opened up). I had heard mixed reviews about Ichiban Tei, so never made it a point to try it. But we were pleasantly surprised. The hiyashi ramen (cold noodles) was more than palatable. Could almost give Noodle House Ken's a run for its money. Almost.
We liked the hiyashi ramen so much, we decided to try another dish - the cold tan-tan ramen. This too, was surprisingly good. Salty, robust and slightly tangy. The bamboo shoots here too, don't have that offensive smell/taste (not so much) like they do at Miharu. Oh, we also shared a plate of plain fried gyoza (also decent).
By the time we finished, we were too full for Aburiya (well, we decided to save that for the next day). Hmm, I might come back to Ichiban-Tei to try the hot ramen, especially the tonkotsu. Did smell rather nice from the next table.
NETSURETSU ICHIBAN TEI
60 Robertson Quay
Tel: 6733 3923
Mon to Fri: 11.30 am - 2.30 pm, 6.00 pm - 11 pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30 am - 10.30 pm