Kenzan@GPO is now Gekkazan

Kenzan@GPO is now GekkazanThe name kenzan (剣山) literally means sword mountain but I cannot make out the meaning of Gekkazan, a name Kenzan@GPO used after renovation. I asked a Japanese friend of mine, Kei san, and he thought judging from the romanised word, Gekkazan, may be “月下山” literally translating to mountain under the moon. Kei san did some further research and messaged me “This name on the internet I found that there is a Japanese myth that a rabbit was sent from the moon by the god and it governed the mountain it landed… After that, I don’t know what happened… maybe eaten by wolves or Japanese hunters?” Well, well… Interesting 🙂

We used to eat a lot at Ramen Ya when Valerie was here (she studied in the University of Melbourne and is now residing in Singapore) and still do sometimes but we feel Gekkazan has better sushi rolls and ramen texture. In fact, almost everything is better at Gekkazan, except for the soup base which we felt Ramen Ya still deserves the credit.

Gekkazan1©BondingToolFormerly known as Kenzan@GPO.

Gekkazan3©BondingToolLunch crowd is over and thus better service – the service can be erratic; sometimes good other times bad. Speed of service is affected during lunch hours where many corporate and students eat there.

KatsuDonGekkazan©BondingToolPork Katsudon is one of Ray’s favourites here.

Tan Tan Spicy Minced Pork Ramen Miso Gekkazan5©BondingToolTan Tan Ramen – Spicy Minced Pork Noodles with Egg.

2013-01-15 14.43.38aSpicy Minced Pork Noodles – I chose Miso soup base.

Char Siew Ramen Miso Gekkazan©BondingToolChar Siew Ramen with a choice of Miso or Soy base (we usually have miso).

Gekkazan6©BondingToolTheir servings are generous! Char Siew Ramen and Tan Tan Ramen cost $14 each.

Gekkazan7©BondingTool Their sushi rolls are extraordinary and slightly more expensive but unfortunately we could not taste any as we went after lunch and the ones we wanted were sold out. Highly recommended is the soft shell crab roll (Spider Roll) where you get to roll the seaweed around well seasoned rice yourself to ensure very crisp fresh sushi roll when you eat 🙂

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Happy eating 🙂

2 Responses to “Kenzan@GPO is now Gekkazan”
  1. justin says:

    Justin from Gekkazan – Thanks for your great review !

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