Tucked away in a corner of Suntec City, it’s easy to miss the small entrance of Shin Sapporo Ramen. Its dark brown façade almost fades into the sprawling exterior of its next-door neighbor, Old Town White Coffee. However, it makes up for this with its strategic location near the exit of the Circle Line Promenade MRT station.
We were greeted by the very helpful staff who explained the menu to us. There were three kinds of noodles to choose from—we were taught that the slightly curly noodles are to be eaten with the miso stock; the thin noodles with the meat broth and the thick straight noodles for the seafood clear stock.
All noodles served are freshly made in the shop daily by their chef. Trained by ramen masters in Japan, these chefs operate the noodle-making machine imported from Japan with ease. Having their own machine also means that they are able to cater to your specific request—you can choose to have your noodles as firm or as soft as you like.
The broth is also noteworthy—it is made by boiling fresh pork bones over high heat for up to 15 hours instead of using concentrated soup. Coupled with the noodles and the perfect tamago (poached eggs, firm on the outside, runny on the inside), the whole bowl made for a delectable experience.
We also took an extra order of yukibuta (Japanese for “roast pork”) which had a great char-grilled taste, with its smoky flavor enveloping the tastebuds at first bite. The Japanese leek that accompanied the meat soaked up the grilled pork oil, adding to the scrumptiousness. The other side order we had was the gyoza (dumpling). Although a common Japanese dish, the gyoza here was a fulfilling experience as it was meaty and tasty. This is definitely a great place to check out the next time you get a hankering for a slurp-worthy bowl of ramen.
Shin Sapporo Ramen
3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-223 Suntec City Mall (Tower 4)
Contact number: 6836 3538