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Winner of the Ramen Champion Tasting Competition 2015, Tonkotsu Ikkyu brings something new to the table. Their special tonkotsu ramen now comes in White ($15.80), Red (spicy, $16.80), Green (spinach, $16.80) and Black (black garlic oil, $16.80). All are topped with cha shu (pork collar slices cooked sous vide style), black fungus, soft-boiled egg and spring onions. We recommend the Black, which features a satisfying smoky and earthy flavour. At Ramen Champion outlets at Bugis+, Changi Airport Terminal 3 and Great World City. www.ramenchampion.com.sg
Hakata Ikkousha has just introduced four items that are available till end 2015. Try the soy sauce ramen ($12) featuring pork belly slices, fish cake and soft-boiled eggs in a delicate soy sauce broth; dry-style hanadori ($15), where you dip noodles in the thick chicken broth with sliced chicken cha shu and bonito flakes; bonito ramen ($13.50); and our fave, the Chanpon ($14, only at
CHIJMES)–a dish of sautéed fresh vegetables atop a piping bowl of ramen and soup, which delivers a strong wok-hei flavour. #01-07 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria Street. Tel: 6338 8460 and #01-104B, 7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza. Tel: 6538 1880