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! ;)
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