Takagi Ramen, located just a short walk away from Ang Mo Kio Hub, is our new go-to spot for innovative, flavoursome and affordable bowls of ramen—here’s why.
Run by a team of Singaporeans with a mad passion for the craft, every dish is fastidiously prepared, ensuring that every single bowl of ramen that leaves the kitchen is guaranteed to possess maximum flavour with just the right texture.
Ang Mo Kio may not be the first to come to mind when one thinks of authentic ramen, but little did we realise—having chanced upon this humble hole-in-a-wall—that it is indeed very possible to find great food (that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg) in even the most unassuming of places.
Feeling in the mood for something a little more unusual, we opted for the Butashoga Ramen (S$8.90) which essentially consists of everything you would typically expect in a bowl of pork-based ramen—except with pulled pork instead of the usual chashu.
Supposedly healthier due to the lack of fat, what we particularly enjoyed was the fact that the pork was incredibly well flavoured and seasoned. The shreds of pork were tender and brimmed with a robust and deep pork taste.
Freshly made in-house, the ramen noodles were springy with just the right amount of chew to it.
Paired with the rich pork broth, the Butashoga Ramen was just a delight to have. Takagi Ramen succeeded in ensuring that the pork broth was neither overwhelmingly rich nor salty, and we were pleasantly surprised with how the distinct flavours of the pulled pork and pork broth blended well together.
51 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #01-01C,
Tel: +65 9138 8017
Daily: 11am – 12pm
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio