If you are searching for ramen at Jewel Changi Airport, you can consider Shiki Hototogisu Ramen.
What is note-worthy is that its shop Sobahouse Kiniro Hototogisu 金色不如帰 from Tokyo was awarded a Michelin Star in the Tokyo Michelin Guide – the 3rd ramen shop in Tokyo to receive the honours.
The Jewel Changi Airport branch called “Shiki Hototogisu Ramen”, is located at basement 1 with a view of the Vortex.
Its first store in Singapore Konjiki Hototogisu located at CHIJMES, has received quite positive feedback, known for its base cooked using Hamaguri clams and pork broth.
The ramen shop has also opened at Great World City and Orchard Paragon, each with a slightly different concept.
Shiki Hototogisu Ramen has a “Four Seasons Ramen” menu, although this may just remind you of Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons at Bugis Village
The four signature ramen dishes features seasonal ingredients, namely Cherry Blossom (Spring), Young Bittergourd and Bamboo Shoot (Summer), Mushrooms and Porcini (Autumn), and Salmon (Winter).
Each bowl is priced at $15.90.
The Spring Bowl interestingly comes with “cherry blossom oil” infused soup, though its flavour was neither distinct nor strong enough to leave an impressionable note.
So I would recommend first taking a sip of the soup before mixing everything up.
The pink ‘flowers’ that are placed on top, are edible sakura-shaped pasta.
The Autumn Bowl with 6 types of mushrooms including porcini, eringi (king oyster mushrooms), shitake, enoki, shimeiji and oyster mushrooms was the more outstanding bowl.
It was partly due to the mixture of textures and earthy flavour in the broth; and the alluring black truffle scent that would arrive at your nose before sipping the hot soup.
I had Hototogitsu Ramen at different branches. While this was still an above-average ramen, I thought that the noodles were cooked too soft here, and ajitama egg lacking in flavours over at the Jewel outlet.
Also available is a range of matcha desserts, sourced from sister-brand brand, Kagurazaka Saryo 神楽坂茶寮.
Other signature items include Frozen Smores and Cha-Nabe, a one-pot soup dish served in colourful Le Creuset pots.
Shiki Hototogitsu Ramen – Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport #B1-300 78 Airport Boulevard Singapore 819666
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Hototogisu Ramen – Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City, #01-143, Singapore 237994
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5:3pm – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Konjiki Hototogisu – CHIJMES
CHIJMES #01-17, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996 (City Hall MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10.00pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 10pm (Fri – Sun)