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You miss Japan, we miss Japan, everyone misses Japan! We miss the landscape, the culture, and most important of all: the food. More specifically, the ramen — because where else can you have a bowl of ramen like it’s fast food?

Thankfully, the popularity of ramen among Singaporeans has also resulted in many ramen restaurants popping up in Singapore, and you can find one in almost every corner of the city. So even though we’re a distance away from the land of the rising sun, you can still get a bowl of piping hot ramen whenever you want it! 

Starting with the east-side, we’ve rounded up some of the best ramen spots in the Changi Precinct so you can join in on the slurp-worthy fun and document your journey with your trusty monopod for the ‘gram.

1. Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta

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Slurp delicious soba noodles from the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen eatery - Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta! Photo credit: Tsuta Singapore

Don’t be fooled by the word ‘Soba’ in their name; technically it just means noodles (think: yakisoba or stir-fried noodles). Tsuta is best known as the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen eatery — a title that had nearly 200 people waiting in line when its doors first opened in Singapore. It was also featured on Buzzfeed’s ‘Worth It’, so you know it’s definitely worth it. 

Unlike the regular tonkotsu (pork-bone) broth that’s commonly served in Singapore, what won Tsuta its place in the heart of Michelin reviewers is its clear, refreshing-yet-umami broth. The noodles at Tsuta are made from four different types of whole wheat flour and whole grains, all specially curated by founder Chef Onishi. According to him, this unique blend marries well with the delicate flavours of Tsuta’s soup base. 

Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram, where you’ll be the first to know of their latest promotions and discounts, and yes this includes 1-for-1 deals! If you prefer to dine in the comfort of your own home, Tsuta is available for delivery on Changi Eats as well.

Recommended dish: Premium Cha Siu Shoyu Soba (S$18.80) — Premium Kurobuta loin and Iberico pork belly, Balsamic Truffle sauce, fig compote, bamboo shoots and spring onions.

Address: Jewel Changi Airport #02-242

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday — 11:00am to 9:00pm, Friday to Saturday — 11:00am to 10:00pm

2. Shiki Hototogisu Ramen

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Fuel up with a bowl of piping hot ramen at Shiki Hototogisu Ramen as you shop in Jewel Changi Airport. Photo credit: Shiki Hototogisu Ramen

Dine with a view at Shiki Hototogisu Ramen, strategically located right in front of the Rain Vortex in Jewel Changi Airport. 

Inspired by the four seasons (even if it’s an eternal summer in Singapore), the four signature ramen options are served with seasonal ingredients. To bring out the flavours of spring, summer, autumn and winter, they flavour them with cherry blossom oil, young bitter gourd, mushrooms and salmon respectively. 

Complete the asian cuisine meal with some matcha desserts like Matcha Frozen Smores, courtesy of popular matcha brand Kagurazaka Saryo. 

Recommended dish: Spring Ramen (S$15.90) — Cherry blossom oil, sakura-shaped pasta, low-temperature cha siu, bamboo shoot and fried shallot.

Address: Jewel Changi Airport #B1-300

Opening hours: Open daily from 11:30am to 10:00pm

3. Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen

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Get your ramen fix at this halal eatery where the broth is brewed from chicken bones. Photo credit: Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen

While most ramen places serve pork-bone broth, Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen is halal-certified! Their broth is made from chicken bones and finished with bonito and mackerel instead. Even so, it’s just as rich as its traditional counterparts. You definitely won’t miss the pork here. 

It’s also one of the more affordable ramen spots in this list, with its clear Ichikokudo ramen priced at a mere S$9.90. Even at that price, each bowl is jam-packed to the brim with ingredients. It just dares you to dig in for more. 

Recommended dish: Hokkai Jigoku – Ramen Gifts From The Sea (S$19.90) — Crab legs, shrimps, scallops served on top of corn, wood ear mushrooms, vegetables, shredded white leek and chilli.

Address: Changi Airport Terminal 3 #B2-58

Opening hours: Open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm

4. Kofuku Ramen

Kofuku Ramen is a hidden gem for Asian food tucked away inside Downtown East, known mostly among the residents in the area. 

Their prices are simply unbeatable. Kofuku Ramen’s most wallet-friendly bowl goes for just S$5.80, while all other ramen options on the menu are priced at less than S$10 each. 

Rest assured, you’re not trading quality for affordability. The thick broth pretty much clings to every strand of noodle as you slurp them up, and coats your lips with a shiny sheen of savouriness with every spoonful of soup you down. And the best part? Since they’re priced so low, customers don’t have to think twice about coming back for more of this Asian delight!

Recommended dish: Gyukotsu Ramen (S$7.80) — thin-sliced beef, beansprouts, half-boiled eggs, spring onions and seaweed.

Address: Downtown East E!Hub, 1 Pasir Ris Close #01-K104, Singapore 5199599

Opening hours: Open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm

5. Menzo Butao

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Try a bowl of ramen from this quaint store tucked in Changi City Point’s basement this weekend! Photo credit: Menzo Butao

Tucked away in a corner of Changi City Point’s basement is a nondescript shop that serves up no-frills ramen bowls. There’s nothing needlessly fancy about Menzo Butao — just good soup, good noodles and good classic toppings. Simple. 

Three different types of soup are available — white (creamy pork bone broth), red (gochujang and doubanjiang) and black (fried shallot emulsion) — to cater to different palates. The Butao soup base is actually flown into Singapore from Japan, after a long 14-hour boiling process, before even more pork bones are added for a second round of simmering here. 

They’ve also got different Asian cuisine dishes like curry rice on the menu, in case your friends aren’t in the mood for noodles. But they’ll probably regret their orders the moment they see your bowl of noods. 

Recommended dish: Original Butai Special Ramen (S$16.90) — Tender cha siu, broiled pork belly, half-boiled egg, sliced fungus and seaweed.

Address: Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 #B1-34, Singapore 486038

Opening hours: Open daily from 11:30am to 10:00pm

6. So Ramen

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Sink your teeth into three different types of noodles with So Ramen’s signature dishes. Photo credit: So Ramen

Love a good bowl of ramen? You’ll be spoilt for choices here! Not only do they have five different types of soup bases available — Shoyu, Miso, Tonkotsu, Uobushi Tonkotsu and Spicy Tonkotsu — but they also have three different types of noodles.

There’s hosomen (a type of straight thin noodles served with tonkotsu soup), chijiremen (thin wavy noodles for shoyu soup), and futomen (thick curly noodles for their miso soup offerings). Not only do you get varying flavour profiles from the soups, but also a different mouthfeel and texture with each bowl!

You’ll also find delicious Asian rice bowls too. Regulars particularly love their Butakiri Ishinabe (S$11.90), which is their elevated take on Korean bibimbap. Pan-fried and barbecued pork slices are perched on fluffy Japanese rice alongside seaweed and raw egg, making for an incredibly indulgent meal if you’re looking for Asian cuisine!

Recommended dish: Grand Tonkotsu Ramen (S$13.90) — Braised pork cheek, cha siu, braised pork belly, black onion sauce, bamboo shoots, half-boiled egg and spring onions.

Address: Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Road #B1-09, Singapore 467360

Opening hours: Open daily from 11:30am to 8:30pm 

7. Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen

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For something different, try Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen’s dishes served in a hot stone bowl! Photo credit: Tonkotsu Kazan

True to its name, which means “volcano” in Japanese, the ramen here is served in a 400-degree Celsius hot stone bowl! 

Hot soup is poured into the bowl at the table and immediately covered with a conical lid, in which steam erupts from the top creating the volcanic effect. It’s a sight to behold and a hot spa for your mouth.

Rice is also provided once you’ve finished the noodles to help soak up the remaining soup. Think of it like porridge! 

Recommended dish: Kazan Karamiso (S$18) — Spicy blended miso paste, cha siu, half-boiled egg, bamboo shoots, spring onions, bean sprouts and seaweed.

Address: Century Square, 2 Tampines Central 5 #B1-10, Singapore 529509

Opening hours: Open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm

8. Ramen Hitoyoshi

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Indulge in a bowl of gelatinous ramen with Ramen Hitoyoshi! Photo credit: Ramen Hitoyoshi

Ramen Hitoyoshi is founded by a pair of local chefs with years of experience under their belts, including under the super popular Keisuke ramen chain.

The broth served here is simmered for hours before getting chilled overnight to enhance the flavour and give it that extra-gelatinous mouthfeel. Decadence in a bowl, basically. Patrons swear by their aburi (broiled) belly cha siu topping (at an additional S$1 only) which melts in the mouth. 

Recommended dish: Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen with all toppings (S$16.90) — Lean cha siu, aburi belly cha siu, half-boiled egg, sliced fungus and seaweed.

Address: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk #01-94/95, Singapore 528523

Opening hours: Open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm

9. Tokyo Shokudo

Tokyo Shokudo might be more well known for their tempura rice bowls, but this halal-certified shokudo (food hall) serves up a mean bowl of ramen too. 

The adventurous would surely enjoy their unusual broth offerings — yuzu, which cuts through the heaviness of the chicken-based broth, and tom yam, for that extra spicy kick. You’ll also find a variety of protein toppings not commonly found in ramen, including clams, scallops and even duck!

Recommended dish: Chicken Cha Siu Yuzu Ramen (S$10.90) — Chicken cha siu, half-boiled eggs, sliced fungus and spring onions.

Address: Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk #01-94/95, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523

Opening hours: Open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm


Hungry? With so many ramen spots in the Changi precinct, there’s bound to be one that strikes your fancy. You could even take a bike ride to and around the East with your smart watch strapped on to work up an appetite, or to lose a couple of calories just to justify downing the entire bowl of soup. Because trust us — you’d want to. 

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