Fun fact: The Japanese consider instant noodles – not even their awesome tech gadgetry! – as their best invention of the 20th century. All the better if it’s freshly made and served piping hot. Check out these 9 ramen restaurants in Singapore we’re loving!
Freshly homemade ramen noodles and a robust, flavourful broth stewed for 6 hours make up Sanpoutei’s signature Niigata Shoyu (soy sauce) Ramen, finished with meat and other toppings.
For something a little different, try the creamy Tan Tan (sesame) broth, a harmony of nutty and umami flavours.
#01-01, 253 Holland Ave, Singapore 278982
NEXT: Men-Tei Ramen →
Men-Tei Ramen occupies a small, intimate space that’s easily missed, but inside, it’s got all the vibes of a ramen bar in downtown Tokyo.
Their all-natural broth is made with pork and chicken bones boiled with high heat for 9 hours, giving it a smooth yet intricately layered oomph. Go crazy with the add-ons, the yakibuta cubes (slow-cooked pork) especially!
#01-01 Robinson Centre, 61 Robinson Rd, Singapore 068893
NEXT: Brothers Ramen →
The pair of brothers started out with an eatery called Homemade Dough and, by a twist of fate (and the realisation that they make some awesome ramen), Brothers Ramen was born.
The broth is slightly lighter – perhaps to suit the local palate – but no less bursting with flavour. The braised pork belly will keep you returning, so since you’re already there, add an extra portion to your meal.
#01-20 International Plaza, 10 Anson Rd, Singapore 079903
NEXT: Ippudo →
With over 100 stores in Japan and worldwide and 30 years of innovation under its belt, trust Ippudo’s secret recipe to contain some magic in the form of springy ramen noodles in a textured, vibrant broth.
Reckon you’ve got extra tummy space? You’ll love the array of tapas-esque sides, from pork buns to crispy corn to sushi rolls.
#01-55/56 UE Square, 207 River Valley Rd, Singapore 238275
NEXT: Burosu Honten Gyoza & Ramen →
Here, customise your ramen as you like, from the richness and spiciness of your broth to the texture of your noodles.
One for both the curious and the connoiseurs: the Special Ultimate Blend Ramen, an intense broth that marries a robust crustacean gusto of seafood with the umami flavour of typical ramen broths.
#01-18 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
NEXT: Kanshoku Ramen Bar →
“Kanshoku” means “to finish eating every last bit of your food” in Japanese. A pretty apt name for this ramen bar, we’d say, for this is exactly what you’ll be doing.
As much as we love our ramen broth, we can’t say no to the unique Truffle Ramen – almost like a Japanese take on truffled angel hair pasta – a dry version of ramen generously (and we mean generously) seasoned with truffle oil and black truffle crumbs.
#01-06 Orchard Central, 277 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238858
NEXT: Machita-Shoten →
One of the 16 amazing Japanese restaurants in the Japan Food Town, we’d be making a pretty big claim to recommend this ramen eatery of all options. And we’re doing just that!
Their Lekei Ramen – where the noodles are cooked to your preferred doneness in a tonkotsu and soya sauce mix broth – is a thing of beauty; pair your ramen with fried gyoza, and finish every last drop of your broth with a bowl of rice.
#04-40 Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238877
NEXT: Ramen Bar Suzuki →
The free flow of eggs and cabbage salad threaten to steal the spotlight, but the ramen’s still the star of the show here.
For something different, try the dipping ramen, served slightly chilled with a steaming, richer-than-usual broth on the side.
#01-01, 61 Circular Rd, Singapore 049415
NEXT: Tsuta Ramen →
This list wouldn’t be complete without this one. The only Michelin-starred ramen shop in the world, the humble 9-seater eatery in Tokyo sees customers queueing as early as 5 hours before it even opens its doors.
Ramen lovers rejoice – it’s finally here in Singapore! It attracted snaking queues when its doors first opened, but a rather unanimous verdict says it’s worth it. The queue has since subsided, but you can still expect no less than Michelin-standard ramen.
#01-01 Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228210
NEXT: Sanpoutei Ramen →
By Pinky Chng, October 2017
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