Daily: 11:30 - 23:00
Originated from Niigata north of Tokyo Japan, Sanpoutei Ramen serves ramen with broth that is boiled for six hours using vegetables, chicken, pork bone and dried sardine all imported from Japan.
Sanpoutei Ramen; located at the Holland Village. I went there on a Saturday evening; I was pretty surprised that the place was packed with patrons – as it doesn’t seem to from the exterior. I ordered their W Soup Tonkotsu Ramen with flavored soft-boiled egg which the ramen is topped not only with the flavored soft-boiled egg but also aburi chashu,dried seaweed and black fungus that day. Overall, the ramen taste quite good but I still felt that the soup is a little over oily, yet my friend keep telling me that it’s collagen!
Their dried ramen is one of the favourite ramen that i would go for when i go to sanpoutei. I would always crave for the dried ramen when comes to topic on japanese ramen. They place is cosy with passionate staff who are delightful in serving their customers. Their soup base ramen is very good to try, the sliced meat is flamed and charred boiled to make the broth tasted with good fragrance. There is always long queue during lunch or dinner hours. If you want to go there to have a try, you should go early to avoid waiting long hours.
I visited Sanpoutei at HV with my family hoping for a good bowl of ramen but unfortunately our expectations were not met. We ordered the Rich TORI x SPICY-MISO Ramen, Tan Tan Ramen as well as the dipping ramen. Presentation of the food was alright but the taste of the ramen left much to be desired. I had the Rich TORI x SPICY-MISO Ramen which was one of the worst ramen I've ever had. While the soup broth was spicy, it was also oily and thick and tasted like a diluted but thickened version of shin ramyun. I felt like the noodles were sitting in a bowl of thick spicy gravy rather than a soup broth. Other than being spicy, the soup broth and the noodles tasted really bland, with an odd combination of side vegetables in it. The chashu however, was pretty tasty and was this dish's only saving grace. My sister who had the Tan Tan Ramen found the soup broth too oily and tasteless, with no hint of peanuts which it supposedly contained. Honestly speaking, the bowl of ramen was just not worth the $20 we had to pay. The dipping ramen was found to be acceptable, relative to the other ramen bowls.
While the overall experience at this restaurant was unpleasant, I have to commend the waiters working at Sanpoutei for their good service as they were polite and helpful. It was just highly unfortunate that the food served was unable to match up to the service provided.