During my hunt for Singapore’s best ramen, I came across Ichikokdu Hokkaido Ramen at Suntec City.
Ambience, Service and the Staff
Ichikokodu is in the basement of Suntec City in the corridor that leads to Towers 3 and 4.
The restaurant is decorated in tasteful Japanese minimalism. You’ll be greeted by a Japanese curtain that leads to a bar, and then some seating booths before coming across an open area with some very tasteful Japanese art decorating the walls.
The staff are polite and efficient and had me seated within minutes, and provided me with their electronic menu.
I discovered that Ichikokodu is a Halal Certified ramen bar. This means that they do not use any pork in their meats or their noodle broths, and this leads to a very different taste.
I opted to go for the Jigoku Ramen set, served with Gyoza and Watermelon.
The food came out very quickly, served hot.
Ichikokudo uses “a special blend of flour that includes Hokkaido wheat” to make their noodles. The broth is made from chicken bones and the meat served is sliced chicken.
The meal portion is generous. The flavour is quite different from Ramen elsewhere.
The Price Point
Including a bottle of water, the set meal set me back just over $25 which is about the going rate for ramen in a place of this standard.
The Final Verdict
Ichikokudo offers a pleasant and clean environment that is halal-friendly. It offers ramen in a slightly different flavour that can take on by surprise and can be an acquired taste for some. It’s offers a lovely environment to meet up with friends at the end of a long day for a hot meal.
Address: B1-135 North Wing, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983.