The 7 Best Ramen in Singapore
Eat & Drink | November 11, 2020
Ramen – a Japanese dish but greatly wanted by people of all ages of all seasons in Singapore. And the huge number of ramen shops sprouting up around Singapore has proved its reputation.
The word ramen sounds simple but it’s more colorful, indeed. Ramen can be found in Japan with a typical version of every region and thus, coming to Singapore, there are various variations of ramen.
In this article, the 7 best ramen restaurants [updated 2020] are recommended for diners to taste the delicious different ramen variations.
See also: The 5 Best Japanese Buffet Restaurants In Singapore
- One of the best tonkotsu ramen soup in town: A flavourful bowl of tonkotsu ramen at Keisuke is always a shining star for fans of pork based ramen soup. Keisuke’s tonkotsu soup stands out from its counterparts because it is thick in its texture, milky in its look and slightly salty in its taste. It is one of the most authentic versions you can enjoy in Singapore.
- Free flow of hard-boiled eggs and bean sprouts: Eggs always go well with ramen, and for those who love eggs, there is always a full-of-egg basket at each table for you to enjoy as many as you want. To keep your appetite as fresh as it is, it’s better to add some bean sprouts to your bowl.
- Personalize your ramen: At Keisuke, it is you who decides on how your bowl of ramen should be done, regarding the spicy level of the soup, the chicken oil amount and the richness of the broth. Besides the soup, you can also have noodles tailored to your liking and order your toppings such as pork, seaweed and spring onions to create a perfect ramen bowl in your eyes.
- 30-hour boiled broth: The Ramen House is dedicated to offering a hearty ramen experience. The 30-hour boiling process guarantees flavour-rich, milky, and smooth broth that deliciously complements the ramen noodles, meat, and vegetables. Their bestseller, Volcano Ramen (S$12.90), is offered in three levels of spiciness, perfect for ramen-lovers with daredevil tastebuds.
- A wide array of Japanese dishes: More than just ramen, The Ramen House offers a menu with one of the widest assortments of well-loved Japanese dishes in Singapore. Pair your ramen with a few of their bestsellers such as Torched Beef Sushi (S$10.90), Grilled Unagi (S$16.90), and Deep-fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk (S$9.90).
- Satisfy midnight cravings: Sometimes, you just can’t help but have a hankering for ramen at 12 midnight—no worries, The Ramen House is open ‘til 6am. Whether you are a night owl, often do overtime work, or enjoy the Singapore nightlife, a warm bowl of ramen is always easy to get by.
- A fine-dining experience at a fraction of a price: Imagine this: starting at S$12.84, you get to feast over a scrumptious ramen bowl that bears the Tora-Sho tandem signature. Torasho also offers a curated Premium menu that features upscale Japanese ingredients and ways of cooking. Take the Donabe Claypot Rice for example—the melt-in-your-mouth Wagyu A5 Zabuton with a delicate Onsen Egg ($62.06).
- Choose your ramen experience: Torasho showcases an array of ramen experiences: classic with a contemporary twist, dipping ramen, and dry ramen. Classic for if you want an unadulterated ramen feast; dipping ramen for if you want to have full control of your ingredients, and dry ramen for a truly unique experience.
- Cold Stupid Ramen: It’s an absolutely curious name for a bowl of ramen, but this is where the Torasho ingenuity comes in. Their signature dish is a melange of the sea’s bountiful offerings: king crab, lobster, ama ebi, uni, and ikura; in tasteful harmony with a cold bowl of ramen noodles.
- Classic Hakata-style ramen for a good start: For those who want to taste the truly original flavour of Hakata-style ramen, a bowl of Shiromaru Motoaji is an ideal option. It is the ballad of original tonkotsu broth served with thin noodles, pork loin, cabbage, black fungus and spring onions. The rich aromatic and non-greasy broth is addictive for diners to explore more and more.
- A ramen menu driving diners to the heaven of ramen: Followed by the attractive bowl of the original tonkotsu broth ramen, diners are overwhelmed with IPPUDO’s menu, which is impressively displayed to drive eaters to a heavenly ramen world. The suggested combinations in the menu such as Shiromaru Tamago, Shiromaru Chashu and Shiromaru Kakun act as the angels to tell diners more on how wonderfull the world of IPPUDO is.
- Two different styles of ramen in one restaurant: In TAMPOPO, you can have ramen from two different regions of Japan: Hokkaido and Kyushu. If you love curly noodle in miso soup, topped with typical ingredients such as pork, sweetcorn, butter, bean sprouts and garlic, go ahead with Sapporo-style ramen from Hokkaido. For those who love the rich, milky pork-bone broth and thin, straight noodles, Kyushu-style ramen is a perfect choice.
- Great combination in Black Pig Tonkatsu Ramen: Honorably, TAMPOPO has been praised to be the best tonkatsu restaurant in town. At TAMPOPO, diners can have both Japanese favorites in one bowl, which is the good combination of tonkatsu and Kyushu-style ramen, taking the art of ramen of TAMPOPO into a different league.
- The power of Black Pig Shabu Ramen: It’s very hard to look past a so-called ‘black pig shabu’ ramen dish - the star of the show in TAMPOPO. The dish is highly appreciated for its juicy and tender slides of black pig, flavourful broth and springy noodles.
- Excellent pork cheek ramen: Pork cheek ramen (Tokusen Toroniku ramen) is a must-order at Santouka. The well-marinated and tender slices of pork cheek go well with any of four Santouka’s soup bases. The pork cheek is served aside so don’t forget to put each slice to the hot soup before having it melt in your mouth.
- Wonderful onsen egg: It is a perfect side dish to complement your ramen. This traditional Japanese low temperature egg is beautifully done at Santouka - leaving the egg white like custard and the egg yolk creamy.
- Best Sapporo-style ramen noodles in town: Sapporo in Hokkaido has its own version of ramen noodles – the curly yellow noodles. If you have a big love for this kind of noodles, you can completely get satisfied at Miharu. Their high quality noodles imported directly from Hokkaido are very springy and tasty. Every bite is a pleasure.
- An authentic atmosphere for ramen: Miharu, it is not a classic vibe for ramen, but a quaint beauty in a calming ambience. Miharu is where Japanese diners queue to get a flavour from Hokkaido. It is an authentic atmosphere for ramen, no matter where you seat in the restaurant.
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