Menya Musashi Ramen Singapore

Menya Musashi

Menya Musashi is one of the most popular ramen shops in Japan, and when they first opened in Singapore, there was a lot of hype and the wait during meal times was easily at least an hour. Nowadays, the queue is not as crazy as before, and it is also partly because Menya Musashi has five outlets around the island.

Menya offers three different types of ramen – ‘White’, ‘Red’ and ‘Black. The classic is the ‘White’ Ramen, a hearty bowl of springy noodles in a thick and rich tonkatsu broth. My favourite – and what I would go back to enjoy time and time again – is the ’Red’ Ramen which comes with a spicy and intense broth. The ‘Black’ Ramen with garlic and onions, on the other hand, is a little too oily for my liking.

Menya Mushashi Singapore

Every branch has the same ramen soup bases, but they serve different toppings. The aburi duck is good, but it pales in comparison when the toothsome kakuni (braised pork belly) comes into the picture. The same goes for the chashu. It is good, but I have had better ones elsewhere, so whenever I dine at Menya Musashi, I always make sure to have the Red Ramen with Kakuni.

One of the reasons why Menya Musashi’s ramen is so special is because of the broth. It is boiled for more than nine hours, and the chef has to stir it every half an hour to prevent the bottom from being burned.

Menya Tsukemen

There are mixed reviews about Menya Musashi. There are many supporters who would rave about the ramen and go as far as to say that it is one of the best ramen in Singapore. There are also others who find it over-hyped and do not understand why it is so popular. I appreciate Menya Musashi because the ramen is always consistently good. And now that it is available in Singapore, I am glad that we no longer need to fly to Tokyo just to satisfy our ramen cravings.

Menya Musashi
Raffles City
252 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6336 6500
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Ion Orchard
2 Orchard Turn, #B3-25
Tel: +65 6509 9394
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

1 Harbourfront Walk #01-104
Tel: +65 6376 9519
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront

For more recommendations, read our guide to the best ramen in Singapore