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Friday, December 26, 2014

Sanpoutei Ramen

After the renovation, we can spot some new tenants in Shaw House and one of them situated right next to the passage way of Isetan and breadtalk is none other than Sanpoutei Ramen.

Sanpoutei Ramen originated from Nigata, Japan since 1967. Having its first branch in Holland Village, this would be the 2nd outlet in Singapore. With so many Ramen joints adding counts to the food industries, there should be some attractive traits that keep hungry patrons join their queue patiently, so let's check it out.

Sanpoutei Ramen
If you are unsure what to have for your meals, the wall size menu just right under the storefront could have drawn you closer to their shop.

Near Entrance

Unlike other Ramen places in Singapore, Sanpoutei has their menu in fabric hard cover, featuring their businessname in Japanese Katakana and hiragana.

Menu
Interior was a charmed, decorated in like wood theme, a typical Japanese eatery scene under the orange lighting.

Interior Dining
In a bird eyes view of the restaurant, they have a long island bench table with comfortable cushion chairs in the middle of the restaurant and seating efficiently spread out along the perimeter while on the left perimeter, kitchen commotions are revealed slighting through the opening.

Interior
The dining atomosphere was enjoyable with soothing modern Jazz Japanese playing in the background.

Mock Up Charcoals for display


Silken firm tofu was cut into cubes and lightly dusted with corn starch and deep fried. The thin fried layer that was delicately prepared on the Tofu gave another texture to the smooth tofu. It was then soaked in Japanese broth with hints of bonito flavours, shimeiji mushrooms and grated radish floating in it. Their way of preparation such dish makes them outstanding among other Japanese Cuisine Eateries in Singapore.

Agedashi Tofu - $6.80

This recommended dish is not to be skipped though it mentioned that noodle volume is 1.5 times more. The dish is special with noodles separated from the soup. Though the setup looks abit like having cold soba and their dipping sauce, they do have something that spell out the difference.

Tsukemen - $14.50
The soup was thick and fragrant, filled with rich dried sardine.

Rich dried sardine

The homemade noodle was indeed silky and chewy. Enjoy a different ramen experience by having  them dipped into the rich dried sardine and bonito soup.

Dipping in progress

What's the WARI Soup for? Well, its meant for the finishing up.  Once we are done with the noodles, its time to enjoy another tasty soup by adding plain soup stock into the remaining rich dried sardine soup.

SANPOUTEI ramen was quite thoughtful to have the soup kept in a thermo flask so that it can be consumed at best condition after finishing up the noodles.

Wari Soup

Nigata Shoyu Ramen was presented with flavoured soft-boiled Egg. The shoyu soup was made by stewing 2 different dried sardine and selected ingredients undergoing as long as 7 hours of stewing process with imported ingredients. It comes with their homemade flat noodle together with 2 slices of aburi chashu, dried seaweed, bamboo shoots and spring onions.

Nigata Shoyu Ramen - $14
Besides enjoying SANPOUTEI's signature Premium Shoyu Ramen, the part where steals the scene was its charred flaour chashu that topped the ramen. Its tenderness and juiciness was elevated the taste and give perfection to the entire dining experience.

Aburi Chashu

As I feel the stark difference of Sanpoutei Ramen from other joints with their food and the dining experience, I have a strong urge to go back again while writing this. 

Not mentioning about their responsive and efficient service, the dining environment was a bonus point too that I could not resist going back. While many of the Japanese restaurants I entered, I ended up smelling like their Cha Shu or Ramen but Sanpoutei had me free from such.
 
Perhaps I would like to make my return trip to their 1st outlet in Holland village to check out the similarities.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Sanpoutei Ramen
Location: Shaw House, 350 Orchard Road Basement Singapore 238868
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