On a recent trip, I was treated to a fantastic lunch at Ramen paradise, inside Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Ippudo Singapore is an award-winning restaurant with over 65-stores around the globe. And it offers an exceptional Japanese menu with exclusive meat dishes including, the famous Hakata-style ramen. This 90-seater restaurant is a preferred choice for both business and leisure travellers, for the fresh and delicious meals, it offers. At Ippudo, you get to blend your favourite ramen with a wide variety of fun toppings. Besides, the characteristic ambience and unique chandeliers, set a perfect stage for ramen dining.
I recommend chilli miso, roasted pork, cloud mushrooms and seaweed with Niku Soba, Shoyu Ramen and Tsukemen. Upon my arrival at Ramen Ippudo, I was cordially-greeted by the waitstaff, and they were pleased to show me to the centre table. Singapore, a customarily hot nation, leaves you thirsty and parched after sightseeing or shopping in open spaces. And Ippudo’s Signature Sparkling Lemon Soda was quick to quench my thirst with its refreshing flavours. It’s a chilled lemonade with a sweet, citrusy flavour.
As there are so many dishes on the Ippudo menu, I had to browse through it a couple of times before I finally settled on Teppan Grilled Garlic Shrimp and Singapore’s exclusive Niku Soba. Teppan Shrimps are a fraction of the authentic iron griddle cooking culture in Japan. These type of dishes are either broiled, grilled, or pan-fried on an iron slab. The Teppan grilled shrimp I ate at Ippudo was sautéed with garlic and served with, grilled asparagus and baby corn on the side. A special dip made this dish taste even better. Niku Soba, on the other hand, is a flavourful blend of Hakata-style noodles and a thinly sliced pork belly.
The Chef dished out my order in under ten and plated it well. Located at Mandarin Gallery, Ippudo SG positively offers a scrumptious selection of Japanese and Singaporean cuisine. Be it the lavish interiors or the delectable dishes, this restaurant caters to multiple palates and is a joy to visit. Next time I am around, I would like to taste Shiromaru Classic and Ippudo buns. Shiromaru Classic is a pork broth that is served with Ippudo’s signature thin noodles (called Dashi) and is topped with Chashu (pork belly), menma, sesame Kikurage mushrooms and red pickled scallions and ginger. The steamed Ippudo buns can be be paired with the choice of one’s fillings. There are plenty of options to choose from!