If you love your prawns as much as we do, you’ll be delighted to know that a restaurant that specialises in juicy shrimp goodness, Le Shrimp Ramen from the Paradise Group, has recently opened in Paragon!
Having had a craving for good prawns, we were ecstatic when we received an invite to see if it was as praiseworthy as we heard! Paradise Group manages over 40 restaurants locally and they usually do not disappoint with their concepts, hence there was already a bar set in place for what this current brainchild had to present.
As Le Shrimp Ramen is conveniently located at Paragon’s Basement Level 1, we were not surprised to see that the restaurant was fully packed with a long queue of eager customers. Thankfully, we did not have to wait long and were brought to a cozy table which the friendly servers of Le Shrimp Ramen brought out their two specialties: the Le Signature Trio Shrimp Ramen and Prawn Dumpling with Chili Vinaigrette Ramen as well as an appetiser to start off the meal.
The Twister Prawn Rolls ($5.90++) may look deceivingly plain, but by only placing it in your mouth will you then find out how delectable the crisp starter is. It is made with prawn paste wrapped in popiah skin, and fried to little golden crisps of perfection. The only gripe that we had is that we could not stop eating those delicious golden snacks, albeit a little oily it was, we overlooked that for its flavour.
Now, if you were thinking that Le Shrimp Ramen offers Japanese Ramen noodles, I must tell you that it is not as such, as they offer Chinese Ramen noodles, the slightly thicker and less al dente version of its Japanese counterpart. If you’re not a huge fan, fret not because Le Shrimp Ramen offers a choice of two other kinds of noodles, the thick vermicelli and rice noodles to suit your palate.
On to the specialties of the day: The Prawn Dumpling with Chili Vinaigrette Ramen ($10.90) is bowl of a dry stirred noodles, served with its tender prawn dumplings. The noodles were slightly al dente with a chew, and the sauce had notes of the “mala” spices. Spice-lovers would definitely get a kick out of this, for the chili oil in the vinaigrette lingers on the tongue long after you relish it. Stir in the freshly diced spring onions and it results in a flavoursome raw twist to its aroma. Le Shrimp Ramen does serve a huge portion of noodles for its affordable pricing, but if you have a voracious appetite, you could add on more noodles for just $1.20++.
The exemplarary takeaway for that evening has to be the Le Signature Trio Shrimp Ramen ($19.90++). The noodles were silky soft, soup was full of shrimp umami goodness, yet it does not get cloy with each slurp. You could add another bowl of shrimp broth for $3.90++ if you savour it, for we felt that it definitely belonged in the upper echelons of prawn soup heaven. And true to expectations, the shrimp wantons and ebiko prawn paste were savoury, firm and full of succulence.
We were definitely satisfied and delighted at the experience. It was shrimp-ly amazing! If you’re looking to warm yourself up on a rainy day, look no further than having a delicious bowl of shrimp broth noodles at Le Shrimp Ramen today!
Le Shrimp Ramen, Paragon 290 Orchard Road, Paragon #B1-42, S(238859)
Operating Hours: 10.30am - 10.00pm Daily (Last order at 9.30pm)