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Why GRUB‘s newest noodle bar stands out: it’s open past midnight with two German craft beers on tap. Slurp up a bowl of comforting beef bone broth topped with egg noodles and your cut of choice: from pasture-fed beef brisket ($12) to a 150-day grain-fed Angus ribeye ($19). The must-have chinchalok chilli is another table staple, along with beef balls and mushroom stew. Non-beef dishes available. Tue-Sun 7pm-12.30am, closed last Tue of the month. 221 Rangoon Road. Tel: 6341 5631


Born as a delivery service for over 100 ramen shops in Japan, Takumen has set up its first and only brick and mortar restaurant in the world right here. Starting with six award-winning ramen including the Hajime ramen ($14.90++), made with a rich chicken broth, and the Chikabara ramen ($18.90++) with thick handmade noodles and grilled pork, Takumen promises a fulfilling ramen experience, with more flavours to come. #01-01, 66 Circular Road. Tel: 6536 4875