Famed Japanese Ramen chain, Afuri has over 15 outlets and also opened outposts in as far as Portland, Oregon & Lisbon in Portugal. They will be opening their very first outlet here this month at the newly-revamped Funan, bringing their signature yuzu-scented ramen to food-lovers in Singapore.
Named after a mountain - Mt. AFURI, on the east edge of the Tanzawa mountains in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan; legend has it Afuri is the father of Mt. Fuji.
Find out more about Afuri and the menu listed in their international website here.
Introducing Chuan Hung - history and flavour in a bowl.
The newly-opened Chuan Hung at Telok Ayer has a name that is beautifully straightforward belying the respect, thought and care that was put into it, much like its offerings. Chuan Hung or ‘Sichuan Alley’ focuses wholeheartedly on one particular Sichuan ingredient known as Mian Yang rice noodles. At Chuan Hung, these noodles are served the way they have always been for millenia: with a choice of different broths, and a variety of toppings such as braised beef and pig intestines.
These noodles have been a part of the Chinese culinary lexicon for as long as the Chinese food historians can remember. Named after their city of origin – Mian Yang the second-biggest city in Sichuan, these thin slippery rice noodles hold a special place in the hearts of Chinese food lovers, particularly the Sichuanese who eat it all year-round, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Chuan Hung’s rice noodles are specially sourced from one particular artisan who lives in a village deep in Sichuan.
Research for months into about 50 different Sichuan noodle shops led the Chuan Hung team to understand that only one particular shop sold the exact type and style of Mian Yang noodles that they wanted to present to Singaporeans – but it took close to a year and dozens of personal trips to the shop in sincere appeal before the owners finally softened and agreed to speak to them.
It took even longer to research and try the different noodles the artisan made: every detail was examined, down to the gauge of the noodles in millimetres. The noodles now served in Chuan Hung are customised for the noodle house, and found nowhere else in Singapore or South East Asia.
The noodles may be ordered with the clear or red soups as well as the uniquely Sichuan mix of red and clear. Chuan Hung also offers a third broth option: a deceptively clear soup that is piquantly infused with Sichuan vine pepper; as well as a dry-tossed version.
Those with bigger appetites can feel free to order “add-ons” as extra toppings for the noodles, and a curated selection of small plates – archetypal Sichuan sides such as Fried Crispy Pig Intestines and Braised Eggplant – as accompaniments.
Preparation for Chuan Hung’s menu items are often more complex than they seem, and made with a considered selection of spices and herbs. For example, the pig intestines were braised in a rich liquid that includes star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, Sichuan peppers and peppercorns amongst others.
This grand effort is also put into other details of the menu and the restaurant – from the kitchen team of Sichuanese chefs that are then trained for a year to ensure the flavours are ‘correct’; to hand- grinding the glutinous rice for making the smooth housemade Liang Gao being served for dessert; to the flavourful special drinks made from scratch; right down to the debossed ends of the customised wooden chopsticks.
The interiors of Chuan Hung is deserving of attention from the diner as well. Located in a side alley just off the far busier main street in much the same way that noodle shops in China have been set up for years, Chuan Hung is a little haven of gently coloured wood, bamboo furnishings and warm lighting. The small space of half-a-dozen tables – bustling when full, and tranquil when quiet – is inspired by the aforementioned noodle shops though elevated with thoughtful design details to ensure comfort for the guest even at the busiest of times.
Epicureans, rejoice! Udon Kamon has just opened at Eat At Seven, Suntec City. The restaurant offers the widest range of udon broths in Singapore, including shoyu-based dashi, tonkotsu, house speciality Japanese spicy magma and tom yum.
“Kamon” refers to “family crest”, which is used in Japan to indicate one's origin, family lineage and status.
The restaurant imports premium bonito (katsuo fish) from Kagoshima that has been aged for at least two years. The bonito flakes are freshly shaved and used to make dashi broth as well as garnish. Udon Kamon will offer two types of shoyu-based udon broth. Available in spicy and non-spicy options, its tonkotsu broth calls for white miso and pork collar, and is cooked for eight hours.
Helmed by Executive Chef Kamogi Noriyuki, Udon Kamon specialises in sanuki udon, the most popular type of udon in the Shikoku region. Made with Japanese wheat flour, salt and water, the noodles are thick, squarish and have flat edges. At Udon Kamon, the noodles are freshly made on a daily basis.
Michelin-starred ramen restaurant from Tokyo, Konjiki Hototogisu, has set up their 2nd restaurant at the new wing of the revamped Great World City.
Operating as Hototogisu Ramen at Great World City, this new branch boasts a spanking new menu lineup which has been developed by newly-crowned Michelin-Starred Master Chef Yamamoto.
Exclusive to the Great World City branch is the introduction of "Oyster Ramen" with two versions for patrons to choose from. Either the clear soup based Oyster Shio Ramen ($15.90) and Oyster Paitan Ramen ($15.90) with creamier broth.
Michelin recommended Hong Kong brand, Chee Kei, has finally landed in Changi Airport's Terminal 2. Chee Kei is well-known for mastering the fine art of wonton noodles and authentic Cantonese comfort food. It is even better that it is located in the Public Area of the airport and it is open 24-hours daily, all year round.
In 1994, the original Chee Kei shop opened on Russell Street in Causeway Bay, opposite to Times Square. In 2006, the branch relocated to Percival Street. Chee Kei is the lone “wonton noodle shop survivor” in the prime Causeway Bay area among high-end retail stores - a great testament to their quality and popularity. Today, you will find Chee Kei branches in several prime locations. Their restaurants collectively fulfill their mission to connect people through the rich history and mouthwatering taste of Cantonese cuisine.
Chee Kei aims to keep Hong Kong tradition alive by providing an elevated authentic experience of Cantonese food.
With an array of barbecued meat prepared with Sichuan spices & more than 10 different flavours of noodles, feast your eyes and tummies in a cosy space right in the ever-lively heart of Clarke Quay. Get ready for a unique barbecue experience that will keep you coming back for more!
Enjoy comforting and authentic "Thai Boat Noodle" at Gu Thai Noodle Café's newest outlet located at Marina Square.
Thai Boat noodle also known as Kuaitiao Ruea in Thai, is a Thai style noodle dish, which has a strong flavor. It contains both pork and beef, as well as dark soy sauce, pickled bean curd and some other spices and is normally served with meatballs and pig’s liver. The soup also contains nam tok which is cow or pigs blood mixed with salt, to season the soup. The color of the soup is similar to beef noodles soup. It is commonly served in a small bowl. The other ingredients of boat noodles are garlic, fried garlic, radish, cinnamon, bean sprouts, parsley, morning glory and some paprika.
There’s something about Hong Kong. Like its famous TV dramas, it keeps you in anticipation, wanting to know what the next moment brings. It is the unique Hong Kong charisma that Canton Paradise captures so beautifully – taking diners back in time to the sixties in the former British colony in a modern adaptation. Now also available at The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands.
Canton Paradise spells oriental chic with vibrant chirpy interiors akin to the bustling activity present in Cantonese eateries. A show kitchen lets diners take a peek at the chefs’ deftness at carving the roasted meats, a classic Cantonese treat amongst other all-day dim sum delights. In addition, Canton Paradise offers other traditional favourites like wanton noodles, congee, rice dishes and roast meat – an amazing assortment bound to please!
Relish the finest Cantonese fare, soak up the bustling atmosphere and pursue the love affair with the best of Hong Kong at Canton Paradise.
Greendot's 7th outlet would be opening soon at Bugis Junction. It was founded in 2011 with the intention of making healthy meat-free meals convenient, accessible and affordable to the mass.
Greendot holds a common belief that everyone can make a positive difference to the world by simply consciously choosing what they eat. By repackaging traditional vegetarian cuisine, Greendot aims to revolutionise the vegetarian industry by providing a greener, healthier alternative to conventional fast food, and also to popularise vegetarian cuisine amongst health conscious working adults.
Pho Street offers a vibrant dining ambience serving authentic Vietnamese Street delights from iconic Pho selections, an array of street snacks to crusty Banh Mi. Their latest outlet is now at Ocean Financial Centre.
Led by their Vietnamese executive chef, Pho Street’s tantalising creations promises to whet diners with the vibrant flavours of authentic Vietnamese dishes.
Savour a piping hot bowl of Pho with tender beef slices, served in a light and flavourful broth that has been boiled for long hours to extract the natural goodness of marrow-rich beef bones.
Best known for their Truffle Ramen, Kanshoku Ramen's 3rd outlet is now at ION Orchard.
The creation of a fine bowl of ramen is an art which requires over 12 hours of work. Kanshoku Ramen's broth is first toilessly boiled over eight hours with filtered water without the addition of added salt and preservatives. They then pick the finest pork from Holland and have them tenderly marinated over four hours. It takes a further two hours to produce fresh Hakata style ramen in-house daily. And finally, select premium eggs from Japan are specially marinated over an hour to perfection to complete their ramen bowl.
With years of experience in ramen-making under their roof, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka brings to you their masterfully assembled ramen for all to enjoy. They have just re-opened at The Central, Clarke Quay.
The donburi (ramen bowl) of Hokkaido Ramen Santouka was specially ordered by their founder. Since each donburi has a thickness that prevents the soup from losing temperature too quickly, the aroma and delicious flavor remain intact until the moment when the customer lifts a spoonful of soup to his/her mouth. The unusual color of the donburi, remains beloved today by many customers as a symbol of Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.
NOW Noodles+ all started with the love for Kevin Khoo's aunt’s Dry Laksa and Dry Mee Siam and wanting to share the goodness of these two noodles with others.
To make up the menu, he added another signature dish – a fried Mee Tai Mak with century egg; as well as my family’s traditional Heng Hwa Noodle Soup. And for guests who do not eat meat or seafood, they cooked up a Vegetarian Mee Goreng as an option.
Using only the freshest of ingredients, they make their soup base and rempah from scratch.
The kitchen is helmed by Cordon Bleu graduate Chef Brandon who appreciates traditional family recipes yet enjoys experimenting with new flavours.
Beyond noodles, they have also created a few sweets for that happy ending to your meal.
'Kin Khao', meaning "eat rice", is the commonly used Thai expression "to eat". Kin Cow was borne from a double love of traditional kuay teow neua or Thai Beef Noodles, together with premium, imported beef.
With a recipe that has been passed down through many generations, Mr Ruud and his wife, Not, have preserved a long-held family tradition of selling kuay teow neua in Thailand. Kin Cow is excited to bring their special blend of herbs and spices from the streets and kitchens of Bangkok to your steamy bowl here in Singapore.
Together with their hand-picked selection of premium cuts from the pastures of Australia, the US, and Japan, Kin Cow is proud to present their souped-up version of the traditional bowl of Thai Beef Noodles.
The World’s first Michelin-starred ramen is now in Singapore.
Yuki Onishi, Founder of Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta, opened his shop in Sugamo, Tokyo In January 2012. The name of the shop originates from Onishi’s dream of nurturing ramen into a noodle dish that Japan will boast about. Tsuta began receiving awards from 2013 became the World’s First Michelin-starred Ramen in 2015. The Shoyu Ramen, complemented with truffle oil is one of its Signature Dishes.
Decked out in vibrant chinoiserie hues, Chow Fun Restaurant & Bar is a novel concept that presents a thoughtfully-crafted menu comprising over 18 Asian and Western-inspired noodle small plates; many with an inventive twist, moreish snacks and an irresistible all-day happy hour offer.
The name, Chow Fun, is a playful nod to the ubiquitous Cantonese fried noodle dish served at Chinese restaurants in America, where Singaporean chef and owner, Alicia Lin, spent 20 years of her life. The name also alludes to ‘chow’ or food, and the ‘fun’ and infectious spirit of the restaurant as it aims to become the bustling dining and drinking destination at The Grandstand.
Given Alicia’s affinity for noodles and entertaining, she wanted to create a convivial and inviting venue for customers; a lively yet intimate space to relax with friends and bond over simple good chow and a cold beer. Furthermore, with noodles’ wide appeal and popularity, she decided to focus on using quality ingredients to present familiar and unique interpretations of classic noodle dishes at Chow Fun.
Guests may choose to dine indoors (40 seats) at the low tables or the colourful cushioned banquettes or outdoors at the alfresco area (25 seats). With such a playful and energetic space, Chow Fun is the ideal venue for casual dinner dates, family meals and all-day drinking with the buddies.
Kanshoku means ‘to finish eating every last bit of your food’ in Japanese. Founded in 2014 by close friends Melvin and Brendon, Kanshoku has since come a long way to create an experience that fulfills this ambitious intention.
Having tasted some of the best ramen around but never feeling entirely contented, they decided to create a ramen bowl that could be finished in its entirety without feeling stuffed. One that would be enjoyable down to the very last bite.
They didn't know a whole lot when they first started. They were however committed to serving fresh, healthy and tasty ramen. This mantra has guided them well and what they have today is a product of our sincerity and pride in getting their ramen right every step of the way.
To them, Kanshoku Ramen is more than just your next meal, it is a toast to life, love and a passion for good food. It makes their day to be able to share this joy with you.
A Hong Kong-style restaurant, serving roast duck like the ones made famous by restaurants such as Four Seasons and Gold Mine in Bayswater, London. Using the best Irish Duck famous for it's quality, they call “Wagyu of Ducks”. Enhanced with their Hong Kong Chef’s secret duck roasting technique and heritage recipe.
London Fat Duck also features Dim Sum, Hong Kong style Wanton Noodles, Lobster Noodles and many other Hong Kong comfort foods.
Mak's Noodle, the traditional Cantonese restaurant in Central, Hong Kong specialising in wonton noodles, will open at the Centrepoint by the end of June.
Dating back to the 1960s, the business is now in the run by Mak Chi-Ming, a third-generation descendant of Mak Woon-Chi who once served the dish to the President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-Shek.
It is claimed that the recipe has remained unchanged since Mak's grandfather's time.
Dosirak offers healthy tasty, convenient takeaway and delivery Korean food with no MSG, corn syrup, pork lard or trans fat.
Take your pick from protein options such as spicy chicken, cured fresh salmon, soy sesame chicken, beef bulgogi and kimchi tofu.
Each bowl comes packed with five kinds of complimentary vegetables (bean sprouts, carrot, cabbage, mushrooms, beans) and white rice. you also top-up to switch to whole grain rice or Korean buckwheat noodles.
Starting from a coffeeshop stall in Tanjong Pagar Plaza in 2010, the 2 Cai brothers, Weili & Weisheng have moved to a small ramen restaurant in International Plaza.
Brothers Ramen specialises in a pork, chicken, fish and vegetable broth.. They are also famous for their ham-like chashu and extremely tender chicken slices which are cooked at a low-temperature water bath. Home-made noodles are made in such a way that they can be able to stay in the broth for a longer period of time without losing its original texture.
Using modern and traditional ramen cooking techniques, the brothers aim to introduce a more localised flavour.
9Goubuli, a celebrated dining establishment in China, is opening its very first international outlet at Marina Bay Sands.
Steeped in history, with the original recipes dating back to 1858, Goubuli gained global fame over time for its baozi – the delicate handmade steamed buns with a soupy filling using half leavened dough and bursting with flavours from the North of China.
Goubuli in Tianjin already has a steady fan-base and is a must amongst visitors to the city, including global dignitaries and leading entertainment personalities.
Enjoy a comprehensive menu serving up hand-crafted buns, dumplings by the team of Baozi Masters and traditional soup, handpulled noodles, Cantonese roast and seafood dishes prepared by seasoned Chefs.
You will also be impressed with staples such as the Steam Xiao Long Bao, Pan-Fried Buns with Pork Stuffing, Onion Pancake and Shanghainese Wonton in Red Oil Vinegar.
The 3,811 square feet restaurant is designed to cater for family dinners, corporate functions or a quiet meal for a small group. The three private dining rooms are perfect for a celebration during the festive seasons or special occasions. The culinary team is also open to customizing menus to suit different palates. 9Goubuli’s warm ambience is completed with dark wooden motif wood paneling, oriental furniture, marble-top tables and beautiful table-setting.
You will be pleased to discover new dishes to tease palate, particularly the Miso Lobster, an incredibly delightful burger of lobster chunks in tobiko and miso mayo, topped with cucumber and red radish and clasped between sesame buns, with shoestring fries on the side. For a lighter sandwich option, the Caprese pleases with a generous serving of mozzarella, air-dried cherry tomato spread, basil and roma tomatoes on focaccia toast, served with fries.
For a heartier meal, the Beef Cheek Pappardelle is most satisfying with tender braised beef cheek, confit tomato and parsley sitting atop broad flat pasta noodles. Interestingly,“papparedelle” is derived from the Italian verb “pappare” which means “to gobble up”,a definition fitting of this irresistible new dish.
Legendary Hong Kong is set to blaze a trail where Hong Kong fare in Singapore is concerned. Hiring 8 established chefs in their own speciality from Hong Kong, Legendary Hong Kong is determined to give you the most authentic Hong Kong cuisine you can find on the island.
The restaurant’s unique charm is the 4 narrow entrances that mimic the narrow streets of Hong Kong. The four entrances correspond to each of the sub-themes that make up the restaurant: Roasted Meats, Noodles and Congee, Dim Sum and “Bing Sut”.
In the roasted meats section, you will find the exclusive “London Roast Duck”. Named after the city where people, especially Chinese people from the globe flock to in search of the “best duck in the world” because of its succulent flavor, Legendary Hong Kong has signed an exclusive deal with Silver Hill Farms, a premium duck farm where each duck sold is de-feathered by hand so as to ensure integrity of the quality of meat and no bruising. These ducks are sold to some of the best Chinese restaurants in Europe.
Their determination to provide as authentic an experience for you also extends to their drinks, with their Yin-Yeung Tea.