in search of “Ramen for the Average Singaporean”

Roundup of The Changing Seasons, December 2022

One of my highights this past week was a Ramen Adventure. Loving Husband has had his eye on Takagi Ramen. He recently read about them (they have been in service since 2015) and is very taken with their philosophy:

Takagi-san’s vision … is to bring Singaporeans authentic, quality ramen at affordable prices. Japanese Ramen is originally a street food enjoyed in a relaxed, casual setting at owner-operated ramen bars around Japan. In Singapore, ramen is served in restaurants where the prices are quite expensive.

Takagi-san … wanted to bring ramen back to its roots … to keep prices affordable … even in the face of continuously rising rentals and volatile pork prices,to  constantly innovat(e) new menu items and … to keep (their) food relevant and affordable. 

Takagi Ramen, About Us

We finally made it to a branch near home during the Chinese New Year public holiday. We had an early lunch to avoid the crowds.

As promised, the food was delicious, portions generous and prices affordable. We will definitely be back!

From top left, clockwise: Devil Lips Ramen (extremly spicy dry ramen), Goma Shoyu Dry (dry noodles with hand-pulled ginger pork), Chasu Donburi (rice with scrambled eggs, chasu, with add-ons of corn, fungus & ajitama egg), Takagi Ramen (standard ramen with chasu in tonkotsu broth), side of gyoza

It’s almost time for The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is coming soon on 31 January 2023 (7:00 am, Singapore time). Hope you will join Brian and I for a wrap-up of January 2023 (follow this link to find out more about The Changing Seasons).

Thank you to those who shared their December 2022 with us:

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27 Comments

    1. They are rather innovative in their offerings – the soupy one is more traditional, while the dry ones seem a little more a riff. They also have more Singaporen-fusion offerings as well – like the ramen with soft shell chilli crab!

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    1. Wonderful picture of you and your family. Isn’t interesting how humble but delicious food that was once affordable is now expensive. It has happened in Maine, too. This summer we got take-out pizza for five and spent $70. Holy cats! Also, I love ramen and would be all in for finding affordable, delicious ramen.

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      1. I can’t imagine how take-out pizza can be $70!!!! But I’m assuming these were wood-fired delicious pies that I’ve seen you post previously, as opposed to Dominoes.

        It is strange & interesting what people will charge because we customers will pay – I guess it all comes down to supply & demand (this comment is accompanied by an eye-roll).

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            1. Oh, yes! Eggs are very expensive in Maine. They are $5 a dozen at our local grocery store. I have turned to psyllium husk powder as an egg substitute in muffins and cakes. I have had good results. Much cheaper than eggs. Also, in the U.S., the poultry industry is very cruel. I avoid eggs as much as possible.

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    2. Isn’t ginger an amazing flavouring? Do you use it much in your cooking, Sarah? We don’t typically stock fresh ginger in our household but we love it the times we do (in savouries as well as sweet bakes).

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