Ippudo – Beat the Queue

Ippudo attracted long queues since their opening in Singapore. I decided to try it on a queue-free weekday afternoon.

Business was very brisk even at 3pm and there were many Japanese customers.

The place was very noisy with many screaming kids – Clearly not an ideal place for long chats.

SHIROMARU TAMAGO – Ippudo’s orginal tonkotsu broth served with thin noodles, pork loin, cabbage, mushroom, spring onions and flavoured egg.

You get to choose “soft”, “medium” or “hard” for the raman texture.  I went for the recommended “medium”. The steaming bowl of ramen was tasty – Springy noodles soaked in a flavorful broth. Love the runny egg!

I ordered a ¼ pint of ice cold Sapporo draft beer to go with the ramen – How cute of Ippudo to serve beer in ¼ pint glass.

Overall, a decent place for a good ramen but I still prefer Marutama’s ramen.  TIP: Go to the Marutama in United Square. The place is spacious (i.e booth seats) and there is no queue there.

Ippudo
Tel: +65 6235 2797
Address: 333A Orchard Road, #04-02/03/04 Mandarin Gallery
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-11pm Sun, 11am-10pm
Spend: $27 per pax

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