The famous Chabuton ramen chain has finally opened in Singapore, and we had a chance to try it out for ourselves. Here are five reasons why you should give this new ramen joint a try.
1. Chabuton was the first ramen joint to make it into the Michelin Guide
Street cred has to count for something, right? Riding on the wave of success from the first ramen chef to ever receive a Michelin star, the Chabuton chain is extremely popular in Japan and Thailand, with 9 and 14 outlets in the respective countries.
2. Local chefs to follow original recipes curated
When all that’s said and done, Chabuton’s main ingredient to success will still be their original recipes. We were told that the local chefs here are following them to a tee on all ramen and side dishes, which include the usual suspects such as hitokuchi gyoza and chicken karaage.
3. Excellent broth
You won’t find out-of-this-world ramen flavours at this restaurant, which prides itself in having simple and traditional ramen dishes that appeal to ramen lovers.
Their signature tonkotsu ramen broth is rich and creamy, and we’d definitely recommend it over the miso and shio variants. Also, we didn’t really think the spicy kick of the kara kara option was necessary as it ruined the taste of the original broth.
4. Customisable meals
Noodle can be customised into softer, normal or harder textures, which is fantastic for the noodle nazis out there. Customers can also ask for their ramen to be less oily and salty, depending on their preference.
The ramen here comes in two portion sizes – small and large – so customers with smaller appetites need not feel the guilt of wasting food.
5. Reasonable pricing
For S$11.90, a large portion of their tonkotsu ramen is probably one of the most affordable specialty ramen joints in Singapore. The small portion costs S$8.30.
Those looking to get the kara kara spicy minced pork mix need only top up S$1 more.
Chabuton @ Somerset 313
313 Orchard Road #B2-01 Singapore 238895
11.30am to 10.00pm
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