I am so honoured to be given given the chance to collaborate with J Passport again. J Passport is a website that is dedicated to bring a truly authentic Japanese experience by recommending premium Japanese services and products in Singapore.
This is my second invitation from J Passport and this time I will be reviewing Hakata Ikkousha Ramen. This review can also be found on J Passport website.
Hakata Ikkousha Ramen is a small and cosy little restaurant decorated with wooden tables and chairs and warm lighting. Seating capacity is roughly 20-30 people with communal table and indivisible seats.
There are altogether 7 options to choose from, but the most popular are the Special Tonkotsu Ramen and God Fire, a special fiery-hot ramen that is especially created for the Singaporean palate.
Order chits are available in both English and Japanese.
Besides the usual condiments such as salt and pepper, there is also Japanese rice seasoning known as furikake, gyoza sauce, ramen sauce and free-flow of hard boiled eggs and Japanese pickles.
This is the signature Standard Tonkotsu, which comes with thick and creamy tonkotsu broth and thin straight noodles, accompanied by handmade chashu, wood eat mushrooms and green onions. Order the Special Tonkotsu Ramen if you want the full works. The tonkotsu broth is not quite as thick as Keisuke's Tonkotsu King but it is still tasty.
Hakata Ikkousha Ramen has collaborated with J Passport to launch Ikkousha-Hakata Loyalty Program where you get 1 point for every $5 spent at Hakata Ikkousha Ramen and the points can be used to offset a portion of your meal at the next visit.
J Passport offers many exclusives to their members such as free kaedama (extra noodles), buy 3 get 1 free, collect 100 points and get free ramen, 10% off every Monday - Wednesday, 8% off Thursday - Sunday. Do check J Passport's Ikkousha website for more promotions.
Ikkousha Hakata Ramen
Address: Block 7 Tamjong Pagar Plaze #01-104
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am - 10pm