On my recent Singapore trip, I was treated to a fantastic lunch at Singapore’s Ramen paradise, inside Marina Bay Sands. At first, Ippudo Singapore is an award-winning restaurant with over 65 stores worldwide. Then, it offers an interesting Japanese menu with exclusive meat dishes, along with, the famed Hakata-style ramen.
This 90-seater service restaurant is for both business and leisure travellers, who are happy, only, when they eat what they like.
By which I mean, at Ippudo you get to create your favourite ramen with a wide variety of fun toppings. If chilli miso, roasted pork, cloud mushrooms, and seaweed, make your tongue tingle then this eatery should be on your bucket list. Moreover, the Marina Bay Sands Ramen store features 3 of their exclusives Niku Soba, Shoyu Ramen, and Tsukemen, all under one roof.
I was warmly greeted by the staff as I paved my way to the centre table. Singapore, is usually hot outside, particularly, making you thirsty. I couldn’t think of a better way to quench my thirst than order an Ippudo’s Signature Sparkling Lemon Soda on a hot summer day. I love chilled lemonades and this one evoked instant rejuvenation with its sweet and tangy, citrus flavoured bubbly.
Since this was my first time at MBS Ippudo, I browsed their menu for a long time before deciding what to order. Surprisingly, even at lunch hours, Ippudo appeared more crowded than usual. I opted Teppan Grilled Garlic Shrimp and Singapore’s exclusive Niku Soba. My Shrimps arrive sauteed with garlic and garnished with grilled asparagus, baby corn, and special sauce.
Teppan Shrimps are a part of the authentic iron griddle cooking culture in Japan. (serving broiled, grilled, or pan-fried cuisine) Wherein, Teppan means yaki referring to dishes cooked on an iron plate.
On the other hand, Niku Soba is a flavourful blend of Hakata-style noodles and thinly sliced pork belly. The Chef dished out my order in under ten and plated it well. Whoever likes their food spicy (like me) can use the additional condiments like chilli flakes, black and white pepper, and sesame.
Without a doubt, Niku Soba had a fine elasticity with intensely rich pork flavour. Everything was great except the proportions of the dishes. I finished my lunch within minutes and still had an appetite for more!
Located at Mandarin Gallery, Ippudo SG certainly offers a tantalising collection of Japanese cuisine in Singapore. Apart from their lavish interiors, the delicious dishes reflect the restaurant’s efforts to cater to multiple palates. I had a truly exquisite and delightful lunch here with the most delicious Asian ingredients. A must-try for people who enjoy a delicate taste.