My first encounter with Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen was at their Novena Square 2 outlet a few years ago and the memory of the “erupting volcano” stayed with me.
On a recent trip to Jurong East, I was delighted to see that Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen has opened a new outlet in JEM. Those who stay in the west side of Singapore can now enjoy a piping hot bowl of Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen without having to travel all the way to Novena Square 2 or Liang Court.
This is how Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen got its name. Look at the smoke coming out of the red inverted funnel-shaped cover, it does look like a volcano that has erupted, doesn’t it?
It’s not difficult to see why Kazen Shoyu is one of the most popular ramens at Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen. The creamy tonkotsu broth is enriched with a special blend of soy sauce, so it is lighter on the palate. I personally find the chashu to be too thick, but the generous amount of cabbage that tops the ramen makes it a healthy meal that is easily enough for two people. Cooked in a 400-degrees hot stone bowl, this is one hot ramen.
On a separate trip, Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen was having a promotion of Beef Sukiyaki Kazan, so I ordered one to try. If you are a beef lover, this is the ramen for you. Cooked in a hot stone bowl that is heated to 400 degrees, the board ramen noodles are topped with a generous amount of thinly-sliced beef. The broth is a mixture of creamy tonkotsu broth and Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen’s special beef sukiyaki soy sauce paste. Frankly speaking, I am totally in love with this ramen.
One thing to note, do eat the ramen noodles as soon as the red inverted funnel lid has been lifted because the noodles tend to get soggy after a while. These are board noodles which soak up the broth pretty fast, so do remember to eat them quickly.
Addresses and telephone numbers of all 7 outlets in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand can be found here.