There are people who travel all the way to Changi Airport just to eat.
Now you can check out the revamped Ramen Champion, with a brand-new Hokkaido Paradise concept and section, dishing out Hokkaido-themed dishes at Changi Airport Terminal 3 basement 2.
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The Hokkaido highlights include a Mt Fuji-Yotei inspired Stamina Miso Ramen, Ishikari Nabe Ramen, Seafood Donburi, Hokkaido Curry dishes, and exciting desserts of Hojicha Kakigori and Matcha Brûlée Toast.
The interior is revamped with a garden-like setting, of various seating arrangements from more intimate booth seats, benches to a dessert corner.
Just need to take note of the ordering process, in which diners need to make your orders and pay at the counter, before entering to find a seat.
Here are 10 of the recommended dishes and desserts from Ramen Champion & Hokkaido Paradise:
Stamina Miso Ramen ($16.80)
Hokkaido is famous for being the home of miso ramen, and its indulgent pork base rich with the umami flavours of miso.
Among the new Hokkaido-themed dishes at Ramen Champion is the Stamina Miso Ramen with white miso tonkotsu cooked with Hokkaido milk for a rich and smooth texture.
Inspired by Hokkaido’s Mt Fuji – Yotei Mountain, this bowl of jiro-kei ramen is topped with heap of fresh vegetables including Hokkaido corn, sukiyaki meat, butter, torched pork belly char shu, and ajitama egg (marinated soft-boiled egg a.k.a. ramen egg) with yolk that flows freely when opened.
Warning: This is literally a mountain of ramen, and can probably feed 2 diners (leave some space for sides and desserts).
Hakodate Kaisen Ramen ($18.80)
Served in a hot stone pot, the Hakodate Kaisen Ramen is based on a stock made from chicken and assorted seafood, seasoned with sea salt.
After all, Hakodate is known for its shio (salt)-based ramen. It is also nicknamed “Squid City” so expect to taste the essence of squid among the seafood in the stock.
Very light and simple, the flavourful shio broth gathers together thin white noodles with prawns, scallops, squid and cabbage.
If you prefer a ramen that is lighter on the palate, get this.
Ishikari Nabe Ramen ($18.80)
This dish is inspired by Ishikari Nabe, a Hokkaido local hot pot dish and perhaps the only hot pot dish with a place name.
Served in a stone pot, the Ishikari Nabe Ramen uses stock made from chicken and pork, and achieves creaminess by adding Hokkaido white miso.
For the noodles, it uses yellow curly noodles combined with mushrooms, fragrant butter, and ingredients that are essential to the real “Ishikari Nabe” – salmon pieces and cabbage.
Asahikawa Shoyu Ramen ($13.80)
Asahikawa, located in the prefecture of Hokkaido, is the origin of this ramen’s recipe.
If you’re looking for a ramen with a clear soup, try the Asahikawa Shoyu Ramen with its heart-warming chicken soup and Japanese shoyu.
Adding bulk to the soup are thin white noodles, topped with tender slices of pork collar cha shu, slices of leeks, egg, dried seaweed, and menma, a Japanese condiment made from lactate-fermented bamboo shoots.
Hokkaido Special Double Curry Rice ($19.80)
Curry-lovers, a dish specially made for you.
Come discover what the Hokkaido Special Double Curry Rice ($19.80) is all about. Double your excitement as you will be getting two kinds of curry: Japanese yellow curry and European-style dark curry.
You can either enjoy them separately, on their own, or mix them together until you get your desired taste.
Geek over what’s inside the Japanese yellow curry – pumpkin, onion, carrot, cabbage, potato, ginger, apple, chestnuts, plus a blend of 6 kinds of spices (cumin seed, turmeric, coriander, cumin powder, galangal, masala).
The European-style dark curry is just as loaded, with 10 kinds of vegetables (onion, carrot, etc.), 5 kinds of spices (coriander, cayenne pepper, cumin, thyme), and beef for that dark, earthy, umami goodness.
Tamago Yaki ($7.80)
Tamagoyaki, which literally means “grilled egg”, is a thin Japanese pan-fried omelette that’s rolled into a log using a special rectangular tamagoyaki pan.
This version has a delightfully light texture, mildly sweet and savoury.
The Tamagoyaki can be eaten as is, or eaten with some of the rice dishes, such as the Curry Rice.
Mentaiko Gyoza ($7.80)
The addicting spicy seasoned or brined cod roe (tarako) called mentaiko finds its way to these Japanese pan-fried dumplings.
The coral pinkish mentaiko sauce topping adds a burst of savoury flavour to the ground pork filling inside the thin gyoza skin.
Brûlée Toast ($13.80)
On to the desserts. Enjoy this high-tea dessert, the Hokkaido Brûlée Toast which is an enticing combination of fruit, whipped cream and ice cream.
Its moist pudding-like texture on the inside and the beautifully golden-brown crust on the outside which is torched to achieve a caramelised finish, makes this a sweet treat.
Also available in Matcha, Royal Milk Tea and Milo flavours (all $14.80 each).
Hojicha Kakigori ($12.80)
This Japanese dessert, Kakigori, is made with soft and fluffy shave iced, flavoured with syrup and a sweeter, often condensed milk.
At Ramen Champion, they offer kakigori is 4 flavours: Hojicha, Royal Milk Tea, Strawberry and Milo.
The Hojicha Kakigori and the Royal Milk Tea Kakigori both comes with grass jelly, mochi, fresh whipped cream, and either hojicha or royal milk tea ice.
Fans of chocolate will love the Milo Kakigori, filled with Milo nuggets, Milo powder, Malteser chocolates, fresh whipped cream, and milk ice.
Strawberry Kakigori ($12.80)
For something refreshingly fruity, try the classic Strawberry Kakigori ($12.80) made with fresh strawberry slices, cubes of Japanese Cheesecake, cookie crumbs, a dollop of fresh whipped cream, strawberry sauce, and milk ice.
Ramen Champion & Hokkaido Paradise – Changi Airport Terminal 3
65 Airport Boulevard #B2-58 Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport Singapore 819663
Tel: +65 6214 2958
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
Ramen Champion – Bugis+
201 Victoria Street, Bugis+ #04-10 Singapore 188607
Tel: +65 6238 1011
Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm (Mon – Fri), 10:30am – 10:30pm (Sat, Sun, PH)
Ramen Champion – Clarke Quay Central
6 Eu Tong Sen Street #03-89 The Central, Singapore 059817
Tel: +65 6221 2156
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat, Sun, Eve PH, PH)
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Ramen Champion.