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Ramen Santouka started off as a modest shop, with only Shio(Salt) Ramen on the menu. It skyrocketed the shop to popularity and the owner then decided to develop a classic ramen for all to enjoy, made with a simple soup that could be savored to the last spoonful and topped with a fabulous Char-siu pork. And till today, with many shops located throughout Japan and other international cities, the fundamentals of Ramen Santouka remain unchanged. continue reading
Opening Hours
11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sun
11:00 - 22:30
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Signature Dishes
Tokusen Toroniku Ramen Shio Ramen
Review (37)
Level4 2015-10-21
Located in the purple zone and also a corner of Central is Ramen Santouka. This was their first outlet in Singapore. Their second outlet resides in Cuppage Plaza in Orchard Road. Santouka’s founder Hitoshi Hatanaka opened his own ramen shop at Hokkaido in 1988 because he was unsatisfied with all other ramen establishments. Its thin-noodle ramen with elegant broth topped perfectly with mouthwatering slices of char-siu pork and pickled plums gained popularity in Hokkaido immediately. Now in 2015, there's outlets of Ramen Santouka all across the globe and my friends even mentioned the outlet in LA, tasted better than the outlet in Singapore!Looking through the menu you realize that you get to pick your soup base. Be it, Shoyu (soy sauce flavour), Miso (soybean) , Shio (Salt flavour), or Kara-Miso (spicy soybean at $1 more). The dining area of Ramen Santouka is a rather elongated one, that stretches into the kitchen. The chef is able to see every customer who walks in and walks out. And for every customer that walks out, the chef will say thank you for patronizing them. It is very typical of Japanese ramen shops in Japan to be small and compact, so that the chefs are also able to witness the customer's experience with their ramen.Miso Ramen (Medium) $13.50+I went with my lone favourite Miso. I admit, the bowl looked small, but it was deep. After my first few dips with my chopstick, I realized I was looking at the chance of skipping Beard Papa for desserts later! The broth itself was thick and you could see a thin layer of oil swimming on the top. It wasn't too gerlat, as much I managed to drink quite a bit of the soup. The noodles are the winner here. They are extremely springy. Similar to that of maggie noodles and yet without the waxy exterior that instant noodles give you. The texture of the noodles were consistent throughout the entire serving.  The bambo shoots here were also crunchy and since they absorbed all the flavour from the soup, they sure were tasty!The two glorious slices of char siew weren't fatty at all. Instead they were tender pieces of juicy meat, that again, absorbed all the goodness from the soup.I enjoyed my bowl of ramen as it didn't have me craving for water like the ramen from other competitors which are ladden with MSG leave me. continue reading
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Level1 2015-10-11
This is my first visit to the restaurant as the ramen outlet is very strongly recommended.We ordered the Tokusen Toroniku Ramen or Pork Cheek Ramen. Believe this is their signature dish. The Toroniku Cha-shu toppings are served separately from the ramen. Their are about six or seven slices of pork cheeks. The plate of pork cheeks that i got has got a mixture of lean and fat meat.The first bite into the meat was heavenly. It is so succulent, tender, soft, smooth and moist. The texture of the meat is so fine that one can say it melts in your mouth. It is so smooth that it is fibre free without much chewing. The spices and the stock that it is cook with just burst onto your tongue. The ramen and the broth was excellent. Most of the places where I eat ramen it is customarily that I do not finish the broth. Not so at this joint. The bowl was left high and dry. The richness of the pork broth combine with the texture of the ramen makes it an excellent combination. There is no high concentration of msg in their broth.Throughly enjoyed my first time here and it is definitely good for subsequent visits. continue reading
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Level3 2014-03-11
Read from review that it may be one of the best ramen here. Hence I decided to try it during their Anniversary offer for only $3.10 per bowl. The queen was long due to the promotion. I ordered the medium Miso Ramen. The soup episode rice and creamy and very delicious. The noodle is springy and a bit curly. I personally prefer straight ramen. It was serve hot which is good. Some ramen stall serves only Luke warm ramen. The ramen comes with spring onion, Japanese ifs cake, bamboo shoot and 2 thickly sliced char Siew. Overall a good experience. Will cone back again to try the Kara Miso ramen, which I hear is the best and most popular. I was coughing hence did not try the spicy ramen this visit. The view of the restaurant is also wonderful. Overlooking the Clarke quay river continue reading
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Level4 2014-03-01
The restaurant is designed in a simplistic authentic Japanese style, in light wooden hues and white backdrop. It emits a warm, serene, cosy ambience that draws diners in. We liked the ceiling-floor glass windows that allows us a lovely view of Clarke Quay / Singapore River, making it a dining-with-a-view concept.I ordered the Spicy Miso Ramen - pork broth with a hearty, rich miso paste, medium-sized wheat noodles, bamboo shoots and jelly ears - the Cha Shu (pork) is made from one certain part of pork back ribs where the meat and fatty portions are well balanced. I added a braised egg.While the broth, noodles and Cha Shu were rather tasty - the latter lovingly tender as well - we were not very impresed with the Ramen at Santouka. The broth was not spicy contrary to its name and colour. I had to sprinkle a lot of chilli powder on my own to bring out the spicy taste. If one does not want spiciness, the broth itself actually tastes rather sumptuous. It was rather greasy though.For more detailed information and photos, do visit:http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/01/dinner-at-santouka-ramen.html continue reading
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Level2 2014-02-13
The Roasted Pork Cheek ($19.90) with a bowl of ramen was apparently a popular dish so I decided to go with that the other day. Indeed, the slices of Roasted Pork Cheek were lean and yet so very tender. There was no fatty meat at all yet it tasted so soft and delicious. They were very well braised and I loved the flavour in the meat. You could choose the soup base - shoyu (soya sauce), shio (salt), or miso. I took shoyu because I wanted to try something different from my usual shio. Shoyu was definitely more salty than shio and I think I would stick with shio the next time I come around.So the next time I came I ordered the Char Siu Ramen ($17.70). We both opted for Shio Ramen this time. The slices of char siu were definitely more fatty and marbly as compared to the Roasted Pork Cheek. The char siu was still delicious and well-braised but you would not fancy it if you did not like fatty meat. I am not much of a fan of fatty meat so I would prefer the Roasted Pork Cheek. The Shio soup base was also lighter than the shoyu soup base.For the full post and pictures visit http://toseetofeeltoeat.blogspot.sg/2014/02/santouka-ramen-central.html continue reading
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