MY RAMEN quest is turning out to be the perfect excuse to go through the list of all IPPUDO SG branches islandwide – all four of them. I’ve been to three. The first is here. This post is about the second one: IPPUDO SG at UE Square (along Mohamed Sultan Road), #01-55/56, 207 River Valley Road, Singapore 238275.
For some reason, the noodles at this branch seemed much thinner. The promised texture – “springy” as the menu brandishes – can only really be had when the noodles are served “very hard”, exactly my preference.
This delusion of a much reduced noodle diameter in the expected doneness, coupled with the signature clean, deeply flavored Tonkotsu broth, sealed the fate of this ramen. To steal the title of a favorite Vertical Horizon song, “best I ever had.”
And I had a couple of add–ons to prove this claim: a cup of steamed Japanese pearl rice and an extra serving of the noodles. Both do exactly what they are supposed to do – soak up the awesome broth, something diners would always be reminded of everytime they look up from their bowl and see the wall art that is the Oriental soup spoons.
I can see the relation with the Mandarin Gallery branch. The bowls are there. The spoons are here. Great ramen is at both.
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