In addition to expanding their shoyu-flavoured tonkotsu-centric ramens, their management style has become significantly more tight-fisted. They no longer allow for takeaways (because they "don't have any plastic boxes"), and they'd stressed that their 1 tall glass of green tea, charged at $1.50, was "non-refillable". I found that to be distasteful and misery.
The Tori Shoyu ($12.90), laden with a couple of soy-stewed chicken pieces, and dunked in a rich soy-seasoned chicken soup base, was enlivened with a hunk of crisp seaweed and an extra Shoyu Egg ($2). This was robust, intensely flavoursome and full-bodied, but the massive portion got cloying halfway through.
For those who prefer their flavours delicate, opt for the Tori Yasai ($15.90), where the well-rounded chicken stock base was given a refreshing lift by a pile of crunchy beansprouts, julienned carrots and black fungus.
The side order of Corn ($2) proved useful in providing a clean, clear, crunchy relief from the sweetness of the soup base.
1 Thomson Road
B1-08 United Square
Tel: 6354 3711
Open daily from 11am to 9.30pm