You have to admit, we are a nation of ramen enthusiasts. I’m sure you’ll all be excited to find out more about IPPUDO’s new seasonal Rich Curry Tonkotsu Ramen (S$17++, S$19++ at Marina Bay Sands Outlet).
This isn’t just any curry ramen; this bowl has been specially created for our Singaporean taste buds.
It’s no secret that we love spicy food so IPPUDO has cleverly incorporated the rich spices of South India such as masala, cumin seeds, and cayenne peppers with their rich and creamy tonkotsu broth.
Another special thing about this bowl is the chashu. This delectable slice is first covered in their house-made barbecue sauce before being grilled over high heat. On top of that, the chashu is then torched to further sear the meat.
What you get is a buttery piece of chashu that melts in your mouth, although it’s a little thinner than I would have liked.
What I also appreciated from this bowl was the fried pieces of burdock root. Crispy and light, it was certainly a different but refreshing take on the usual ramen condiments.
Now, time for arguably the most important element in ramen — the broth. Each spoonful was rich and hearty with an addictive slow burn, courtesy of those spices.
I liked how the consistency of the broth was not as thick as Japanese curry but still full-bodied enough for a satisfying slurp.
I like IPPUDO’s rather avant-garde take on ramen. Plus, it’s always encouraging when popular ramen houses continue innovating and pushing the envelope.
This fiery bowl is available from now till end-May 2019 at selected IPPUDO outlets. There are only a limited number of bowls a day, so grab this bowl while you still can.
If you’re bored of the usual selection, then you can’t miss out on IPPUDO’s Rich Curry Tonkotsu Ramen.
Dates & Times: Available from now till end-May 2019 | At all IPPUDO outlets except IPPUDO Shaw Centre outlet |At IPPUDO Express outlets at Asia Square, Changi Airport Terminal 1 & 2 (a limited number of bowls are available daily at each store)
Prices: S$17++ per bowl, S$19++ at IPPUDO Marina Bay Sands outlet