Throw a stone in any direction and you’re bound to hit a ramen shop. From Japan-headquartered eateries setting up outposts here, to homegrown chain restaurants creating their own renditions of the comforting noodle dish, the past few years have seen an influx of ramen shops sprouting up in the Singapore food scene.
Comprising springy noodles covered in a rich, umami-laden broth, each piping hot bowl often includes staple ingredients such as fatty roasted pork, bamboo shoots, spring onions, and a soft boiled egg with a runny orange centre. Tonkotsu, or Hakata-style pork bone broth, is the most common option here, as it’s favoured for its creamy consistency and addictive saltiness. But a number of Japanese restaurants also offer other soup bases such as shoyu (soy sauce) and miso — which features miso paste blended with a chicken, fish or pork bone stock. Some eateries have even put an unconventional spin on their ramen by incorporating premium ingredients like truffle, or preparing it as tsukemen — where the noodles are served dry and meant to be dipped in soup.
If you can’t decide where to go for your next ramen fix, or are simply overwhelmed by the myriad choices out there, we’ve put together a guide to 5 of the best ramen shops in Singapore. Read on for our recommendations.
Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King1 Tras Link, #01-19, Orchid Hotel 078867
Tsuta Singapore#01-01, Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road 228210
Hokkaido Ramen SantoukaThe Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-76 059817
Sapporo Ramen MiharuMillenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-06/07/08 039596
Sanpoutei RamenHolland Village, 253 Holland Ave, #01-01 278982
Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu KingWebsite here
+65 6636 0855
Tsuta SingaporeWebsite here
+65 6734 4886
Hokkaido Ramen SantoukaWebsite here
+65 6224 0668
Sapporo Ramen MiharuWebsite here
+65 6733 8464
Sanpoutei RamenWebsite here
+65 6463 7277