Food

Sanpoutei Ramen at Shaw House

August 30, 2014

Had always wanted to try this new ramen house and missed an opportunity when friends wanted to visit the restaurant at Holland Village but had to work too late to give it a miss.

Therefore, when I saw Sanpoutei Ramen is opening at the basement of Shaw House, just opposite Isetan Supermarket, I immediately wanted to try!
This branch opened on the 28th August, so it’s rather new to people shopping at Orchard. There wasn’t a crowd inside when I arrived at 9PM.

Sanpoutei Ramen at Shaw House

Sanpoutei Ramen at Shaw House

The interior of the shop is as good and simple as other Japanese Ramen restaurants, but something special was their tables had charcoal as a form of decoration, but I guess it’s also to remove odour?
Have to mention that the staff inside are really friendly too!

Sanpoutei Kitchen

Sanpoutei Kitchen

I ordered just the standard Shoyu Ramen with soft boiled egg, plus a hot green tea. But little did I expect it came in a pot! And it only costs S$1.50! Nice! (=

Hot Green Tea

Hot Green Tea

And here comes the main highlight of the day, the Shoyu Ramen. The best thing about Japanese cuisine is the presentation is always remarkably good, so it’s easy to feel hungry when you see the food arriving.
What’s the main difference from other ramen is that this soup is boiled with mixture of vegetables, whole chicken, tonkotsu and some other ingredients and 2 different kinds of dried sardine imported from Japan. Yes, you’ve not heard wrongly, Sardines!

Sanpoutei NIIGATA SHOYU Ramen with flavored soft-boiled Egg

Sanpoutei NIIGATA SHOYU Ramen with flavored soft-boiled Egg

The whole bowl smells good and the soup is really clear as you can see, which probably is a trademark or indicator of Chicken broth ramen, like Marutama Ramen?

The complete meal

The complete meal

The noodles here are of the right texture, though I could probably have liked it a little tougher more, but it still tasted good to me. There’s no choice of doneness of the noodles, or at least they never asked. Have to mention that the soup was really good and refreshing! There’s no sign of stale taste from the sardines, but it does taste very different from ordinary pork based broths.

Bamboo shoot in the bowl is not as crunchy, but what is good about it is that it doesn’t have the funny smell that some does. The aburi chashu (pork slices) was flavourful and soft, the fats just melts in your mouth, nothing much to complain about~

The noodles texture was just nice!

The noodles texture was just nice!

And for the soft boiled egg, simply heavenly! To me, this is one of the best soft boiled egg in ramen that I’ve eaten since I first tasted Marutama’s. The yolk has no hint of being fully cooked, and you could use your chopsticks to dig it up and it’s all translucent like jelly! Simply the best!

The perfectly cooked Japanese soft boiled egg

The perfectly cooked Japanese soft boiled egg

Hopefully the standards doesn’t drop once they get pretty busy. It’s really one of the ramen shops that I’ll frequent if I have a chance to.

And because Shaw House basement just completed renovation, not many people know there’s now this restaurant together with a large Food Republic food court, and Toastbox. So the crowd there isn’t that many, for now I guess.

 

Sanpoutei Ramen
from Niigata Japan since 1967

Holland Village
253 Holland Ave #01-01
Singapore 278982
Tel: 6463 7277
Open: 11:30 – 23:00 (Last Order 22:30)

Shaw House
253 #B1-04/05 350 Orchard Rd
Singapore 238868
Tel: 6836 4644
Open: 11:30 – 23:00 (Last Order 22:30)

http://www.sanpoutei.sg/
https://www.facebook.com/sanpouteisg

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