Monday, August 27, 2012

Hokkaido Gantetsu Ramen @ Changi Airport Terminal 3, Singapore

After spending the morning travelling from KL, we finally land in Changi Airport in Singapore. We decided to explore the dining options in the airport before heading into the city. 

I remember that there was a Ramen Champion in the airport. It is located in Terminal 3. Upon entering the restaurant, you will be given a card each (which will be swiped when making purchases and you give it to the cashier upon exiting). 

There are 4 different ramen vendors in the restaurant - Taka No Tsume, Gantetsu, Ramen Riki and Ikkousha (which has recently been voted as Singapore's first Ultimate Ramen Champion 2011). At that time, I was not familiar with any of these brands so I just picked one at random.

Our choice was Gantetsu which hails from Sapporo in Hokkaido, Japan and I was drawn to them since I favour Hokkaido style ramen noodles. In Japanese, Gantetsu means stubbornness and it is said that Chef Masaki is stubborn and adamant about using only a specific ingredients such as a special miso from Hokkaido, salt and soy sauce. Gantetsu has been awarded winner for best ramen for 3 conservative years in Sapporo. 

Gantetsu's King Cha Shu Ramen


Menu at Gantetsu


After placing your order, you will be given a buzzer which will vibrate when your ramen is ready. 


Miso, salt and soy sauce are important ingredients in Gantetsu's Ramen



We picked Gantetsu's King Cha Shu Ramen (S$15) and it was good for two to share (since we just wanted a quick bite as it was late afternoon). The ramen noodles is topped with a broth which has been boiled for at least 6 hours, cha shu, shredded ginger, bamboo shoot, beansprouts, egg, seaweed and spring onions.

The noodles are curly and springy and I found the broth to be rather satisfying. The flavouring was just nice, and we slurped up every last bit of the broth. The ramen came with 5 thick slices of cha siu pork which was lean but flavorful. Possibly the most generous serving of cha siu I've ever come across in a ramen - a whopping 200g! The seaweed used for this dish is also unique to Gantetsu. It also came with 2 egg halves - definitely a generous bowl of ramen.



Good to the last drop

Gantetsu also has an outlet in Eat Paradise in Isetan, 1Utama Malaysia, so I'd definitely be visiting their outlet there to try their ramen.



Sunrise in KL


On the way to KLIA -we saw a rainbow! ;)


Almost there





Verdict: Broth is nicely flavoured and ramen had nice texture. Cha siu comes in very generous portion.


Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here.

Opening times: 10.30am - 11.00pm

Location: Gantetsu, Ramen Champion, 65 Airport Boulevard, #B2-58 Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore 819663

Tel: +65 6214 2958

Nearest MRT: Changi Airport

Website: http://www.gantetu.co.jp/

22 comments:

  1. Singapore airport has to be one of my favorites around the world. There are so many options there.

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    1. I dont usually like airport food, but I won't mind going to Singapore Airport for food.

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  2. Looks so delicious! Thanks for highlighting this place. The airport has so many options that often I do not know which to pick.

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    1. You're welcome, Mich! I love ramen.. since I only got to try 1 of 4 outlets, I will be back!

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  3. it might be interesting to someday maybe visit the airport early and try to sample one bowl of ramen from each of the four different outlets! so sad that KLIA no ramen outlets, heh :D

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    1. Yeah lo... KLIA's food options are quite sad, really.

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  4. Looks ok... Price? That UFO thingy, they have it at Snowflake - not that I'm a fan of those desserts - I'm not. :(

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    1. Price is S$15, not bad considering portion is very big.

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  5. How wonderful that you can find excellent airport food...that is not always the case :) Safe travels!

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    1. Oh this was actually back in July, am back in KL now ;) But thanks anyway.

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  6. Let's got to the one in 1U and for seconds sushi at Ichiro Sushi Bar! :P

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    1. I've been saying that I wanna go to 1U for such a long time... but always tak jadi pergi! Ramen and sushi sounds good.

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  7. Dear babysumo,

    This ramen looks pretty good although I have only just become a fan of it. I have had ramen at least 5 times this winter and it's awesome. Not sure why I didn't like this years ago.

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    1. I love ramen even in this hot Malaysian weather. :)

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  8. Luckily you didn't go for that Taka no Tsume. It's the newest outlet in the Changi branch of Ramen Champion ... the soup is SO unlike what you would normally classify as "ramen" (it's hot and spicy, and comes with deep fried chicken cutlet) ...

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    1. Oooo usually I won't go for spicy ramen, I prefer those thick pork broth ones that I can drink after I finish my noodles. :)

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  9. We went to Iluma Mall last year, after trying all the ramen there, I think our favourite goes to Ikkousha. :)

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    1. Next time I go SG must try Ikkousha, since they were crowned The Ultimate Ramen Champion!

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  10. Oo.. didnt know there was so many ramens at the airport T3... I was there a month ago else I would have prob tried all three... hehehe

    I did try the Gantetsu at 1U and the pork char siu is simply out of this world!! You definately need to pay a visit... :D

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    1. I think it was opened this year, definitely some worthwhile dining options in Changi Airport.

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