Uttering 'Gumshara' strikes fear into the hearts of even competitive eaters.
Uttering ‘Gumshara’ strikes fear into the hearts of even competitive eaters. That’s because the portions are huge in this ramen eatery tucked away in Chinatown’s Eating World. Add to that the fact that the collagen-rich pork broth is produced by boiling over 100kg of pork bones on a daily basis, and you have yourself a bowl of ramen quite unlike any you’ve had before, with a thick and salty broth that goes down surprisingly well.
The menu is simple, with two of the dishes being rice-based and the rest being soup-based. Try the Special Rice ($9) for a combination of spicy cabbage, soft-boiled eggs, and specially marinated pork mixed throughout the half-basketball-sized bowl of rice, or the tonkotsu ramen ($13.50), served with slices of pork and seaweed in the aforementioned broth, which is so thick, it’s practically gravy.
The simple ingredients mingle well with each other and result in a flavour which is unique yet classic; combined with the low prices and generous portions, there’s more than enough reasons for Gumshara to be a staple in the diets of many a penny-pincher.
Published on June 18, 2012 by Stephen Pham