Kanshoku Ramen Bar is popular for being one of the first (and most successful) ramen shops in Singapore to introduce Truffle Ramen – in both dry and broth versions.
We should be proud that it is also a home-grown brand. Not easy especially in a competitive ramen market peppered with big international and Japanese names.
It has recently opened in the basement of Northpoint City, Yishun’s most happening mall.
As to how you can find them as Northpoint City is like a maze of restaurants and cafes, look out for that prominent looking silver food truck.
The kitchen is contained with the truck, while its interior maintains its signature woody furniture with deep blue accents.
Co-owner Melvin revealed that he wanted Kanshoku to be known for more than its Truffle and Tonkotsu Ramen, and therefore continues to R&D for new offerings.
NEW to the ramen bar is… Yuzu Ramen.
He was open enough to share that he was highly motivated to create his own interpretation, after trying the famed Afuri Ramen in Japan.
While this is no Afuri (yet), the kitchen team experimented with countless times and months before introducing this version.
The Yuzu Ramen ($14.90) contains clear broth made from free-range French poulet, added with Japanese Yuzu for that subtle citrus flavour.
Noodles used are thin, straight Hakata style ramen produced fresh in-house daily.
As for the signature broth, it is boiled over eight hours with filtered water without the addition of added salt and preservatives.
After the first spoonful, I enjoyed that the broth wasn’t heavy, a marked difference from the rich, creamy tonkotsu bases we are used to.
The citrusy-bitter taste of the yuzu came in delicately, okay, almost too imperceptibly if you take bigger gulps. I wished that it could go two-notches up for future incarnations.
For those who love refreshing soup broths, light on the palate.
Here are some of the recommended items from Kanshoku Ramen Bar:
Signature Kanshoku Ramen ($13.90)
Black Garlic Ramen ($14.90)
Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen ($14.90)
Truffle Ramen Dry ($16.90)
Truffle Broth Ramen ($17.90)
Shoyu Ramen ($13.90)
Black Truffle Edamame ($5.90)
Pork Gyoza ($5.90)
Nagoya Chicken Wings ($6.90)
Chicken Karaage ($6.90)
Grilled Miso Butter Corn ($4.90)
For first timers, I would say go for the Signature Tonkotsu or Dry Truffle.
A bowl of Truffle Ramen Dry is made up of long, thin and springy Hakata-style noodles, caramelised charshu, onsen egg, tossed with kombu, truffle oil and shaved truffle imported from Italy.
A simple and fragrant bowl.
Kanshoku Ramen Bar will soon be introducing another NEW ramen flavour. Look out for it at this space.
Kanshoku Ramen Bar
Northpoint City B1-151 930 Yishun Avenue 2, Singapore 769098
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Last Order 9:30pm Daily
Other Kanshoku branches:
ION Orchard #B3-18, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6509 8221
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, Last Order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
277 Orchard Road, OrchardGateway #01-06, Singapore 238858
Tel: +65 6384 4770
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Kanshoku Ramen Bar.