Buta Ramen

Singapore's only pork rib tonkotsu ramen restaurant

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Guess where we’re headed this April? FHA 2016!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Blog |

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Can’t believe it’s been two years since! We’re so looking forward to it. We think this time round there will be a lot of productivity-improving¬†hardware and software on display, due to the manpower issues faced by many F&B operations in Singapore. That and the usual networking, sourcing, etc, etc. Will definitely be a fruitful trip!

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Beer Belly Ramen, inspired by intoxicated nights in Tokyo

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in What's New |

buta_ramen_beer_belly_standeeMany moons ago, on a cold Friday night out with friends in the electric streets of Shinjuku, we found ourselves tired, drunk and craving porky, oily, piping-hot Tonkotsu ramen. How long we wandered we knew not.

But finally we stumbled into this small ramen shop along the countless dark alleyways and gorged ourselves silly on cheap Sapporo and ramen, lots of it. All this while, the aroma of grilled meat from the next door Yakitori-ya wafted and danced around in the chilly Tokyo air.

That triple tag-team of flavours – beer, Tonkotsu-ramen and grilled pork – made its way back into our heads again one hot humid Singapore night and lo, and behold, the Beer Belly Ramen was born.

We use premium Sapporo Beer (no Tiger or any ‘cheap’ stuff, no offence APB) and add it to our 8-hour Tonkotsu broth, giving it a sweet, earthy piquancy. We finish that hearty bowl of beer broth and noodles with our signature tender grilled pork belly.

It’s a decadent combo indeed, just like drunken nights out in Shinjuku.

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Grilled Kakuni Buns are here!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in What's New |

buta_ramen_kakuni_bunsThis is one of our personal faves. We’re calling it Grilled Kakuni Buns but in Japan (to be precise, in Nagasaki) they are known as Kakuni Manju. Not as well known as ramen, but we are sure it will take off here in Singapore!

For food nerds, Kakuni is a Japanese simmered pork belly dish (see Wikipedia), while Manju roughly translates to ‘steamed rice confection’ (Mr. Wiki). Put the two together and you get Kakuni Manju, delicious simmered pork belly tucked into a steamed rice bun.

We’ve taken it a step further by flame-grilling the pork belly (need we remind you that it’s slow cooked for 24 hours?) with our in-house Yakitori sauce. And we’re serving it with a tangy-garlicky chilli sauce made special for the Singaporean taste-buds – namely the love for chilli in everything!

Instructions on eating:
Take a bun (use fingers if by yourself or chopsticks if with colleagues), dip* it in the chilli sauce and put it in your mouth (open it first).

Close your eyes and savour in this order
a) the sweet in-house Yakitori (via your tongue),
b) the aroma of seared pork (activate olfactory receptors in your nose),
c) the fluffy freshly steamed rice bun (tongue again)
d) the unctuous texture of the pork belly (as above)
e) the kick of the spicy garlicky tangy chilli sauce (hello Mr Scoville!)

All coming together in a heady, explosive orgy of flavours (brain). Oooh yeah!

*”For courtesy purpose, avoid double dipping“, Ancient Japanese saying.

Wallet Damage
As with all good things, they come in threes. So will these buns. Regular price $6.90. BUT with every ramen order, it will be ONLY $4.90! DEAL OR WHAT?!

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