A good Japanese ramen restaurant in Singapore, Menzo Butao, operates within Changi City Point shopping centre, at 5 Changi Business Park Central 1.
Established by Yasuhiko Kurata in 1936 in Japan, the chain specializes in colourful variations of Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen with a range of more than 20 ramen dishes to choose from.
The dishes feature three delicious soup bases – Butaõ (White), Kuroõ (Black) and Akaõ (Red) – each of which appeal to a wide audience from young customers to adults and families alike.
Of these, the Butaõ soup base consists of pork broth made from boiling pork bones and sinews for over 14 hours that extracts all the natural flavour of the bones.
Butaõ soup base is direct-flown to Singapore and then prepared by simmering for hours to reach the correct consistency & flavours. The pork bones come from Japan’s Kagoshima prefecture, an area famous for high quality pork meat.
The Kuroõ broth, meanwhile, is an emulsion of burnt white onions and vegetable oil, giving it an iconic dark colour.
Finally, the Akaõ broth is slightly spicy, containing chilli oil and obtaining a red hue from the Gochujang (Korean Miso) and Doubanjiang (Chinese Miso).
In addition to Singapore and Japan, you can find the brand’s ramen restaurants from mainland China, The United States, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, as well as Taiwan.
Menzo Butao Changi City Point – Japanese Ramen Restaurant in Singapore
5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #B1-34, Changi City Point
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:30am-10pm
Japanese Food Holding operates, in addition Menzo Butao Japanese ramen restaurant in Singapore, more than 40 restaurants featuring Japanese fare under various franchises as well as self-developed brands such as Ajisen Ramen, Menya Musashi, Osaka Ohsho, and Akimitsu.