We were getting some last-minute groceries at the Cold Storage at Great world City when we popped in to Ichiban Boshi for a light bite. The cooked food at this mass-market, mid-priced Japanese chain isnt' top notch, but it's pretty decent. And this branch at Great World City is probably the best of the chain. During peak dining hours, there's always a line of hungry diners waiting to get into the casual restaurant.
The Chicken Pirikara Udon ($11.90), a claypot laden with fried chicken pieces, smooth beancurd cubes, cabbage, shitake, enoki and chewy udon are topped with an egg in a garlicky spicy broth.
The Dobinmushi ($7.90), teapot of dashi stock flavoured with shrimp, chicken and root vegetables, is delicate but rich in depth.
A wedge of lime helps brighten the sweet broth.
1 Kim Seng Promenade
Great World City B1-07
Open Mondays to Saturdays from 11.30am to 10pm; Sundays from 11am to 10pm