Ramen Champion is the battle of the best chefs in town.
Finally, I've killed 2 birds with 1 stone :) Visited Ramen Champion & satisfied my ramen craving!
I have yet to find the ramen in Singapore that blew me away until here I am, in Ramen Champion.
6 stalls to choose from but only hubby & I so we have decided to take it slowly and go for:
Tetsu's Very Rich! Special Paiten Tskemen - When I saw "Very Rich", I knew it was calling out to me! Special indeed as normal broth are only cooked in 1 main kind of ingredient which most of the time is pork bone. At Tetsu, they do it OTT with chicken, pork & seafood but definitely not OTT for me cos such richness is nowhere to be found. With their thick, shiny ramen and kid you not when I say shiny ( I have pix to proof but I haven't been able to upload any :( ) The texture is al dente and springy and when dipped into their very rich broth, the result is empowering. Love the bamboo shoots they have in it.
Ikkousha's Hakata Ajitama Ramen - Indeed, very well flavored with no porky taste/smell as it is soaked with the goodness of mushroom! Besides porcini, this will be the 2nd strong mushroom flavor I have ever tasted. This ramen is in a class of it's own. Ramen is different from the norm, thinner but like a stronger, thicker version of our mee sua. I had half a bowl of Tetsu's super rich before eating this and boy am I amazed. My taste buds detected every single drop of their soup I had and soon it was all over my mouth. I am very surprised that the previous soup didn't kill my taste buds at all.
The above has proved the special capability that a small bowl of goodness has such effect over people. The Japanese has once again, show us the way of eating and cooking. It can be strong but it don't have to kill. I was so afraid that the rich broth of Tetsu could be an overkill but it didn't!! This is real cooking!
As for the rest, I will be back again.
Being a ramen lover, how could i miss this place?! Ramen champion located at illuma or now knowns as bugis plus is a good place to have a meal first before we go to play darts. there are several stores of ramen in the place and you can choose what type of ramen and flavour from hokkaido to tokyo.
there are different soup bases that you can choose from and the different thickness of noodles.
personally i like to go for the spicy selections and i really like the concept of having so many ramen stores in one place.
Ramen champion is a unique japanese ramen dining concept in that it houses a variety of many different ramen store owners who each boasts their own unique recipes and style of ramen preparation. This gives customers more choices to choose from and it certainly is beneficial especially as for a meat lover like me i would prefer to have extra pork meat in my ramen. Most if not all of the stores offer much more than ramen, they also include snacks like chicken kaarage and other tthings too. Drinks are sold at a separate counter and the main drinks include green tea and beer. Payment is made at the counter via the ordering gadget at the end of the meal so i must say this whole self service idea at ramen champion is actually pretty refreshing to say the least.