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Chef Ikuta Satoshi. Ramen Manly Individual Monarch Maker |Johor Kaki Travels For Food


Chef Ikuta Satoshi's answer when I asked him "Which is your favourite ramen?" 😄


It's been entirely eleven years since Chef Ikuta opened the starting fourth dimension Ramen Nagi eating theatre inwards Fukuoka , Japan. He immediately has 22 outlets all over Nihon too 28 inwards Red People's Republic of China , Hong Kong , Taiwan , too The Philippines. I met Chef Ikuta when he was inwards Singapore to opened upwardly his starting fourth dimension outpost on our sunny isle at Suntec City Tower 2. (A USA outlet inwards Palo Alto is also inwards the pipeline.)

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Of course of didactics , Fukuoka is the nativity identify of tonkotsu ramen which is also known equally Hakata ramen.

It's Chef Ikuta's favourite ramen which he calls the ORIGINAL KING.


The signature cloudy , milky , creamy broth is made past times boiling pork os , caput , trotter , peel etc for hours until loads of collagen are melted into the stock. You tin give notice experience the blood inwards your arteries congeal simply past times looking at the broth. When the smell reaches your olfactory organ , you lot fright your pump mightiness halt 😱

Exaggeration , of course of didactics , but non past times really much.

Your smitten pump skip a rhythm out similar when you lot come across your beloved one.

You receive got to live willing to croak a piffling to wholeheartedly relish this artery plugging stock.


Chef Ikuta was simply thirty years old when he started Ramen Nagi inwards his hometown , Fukuoka. Chef Ikuta learnt his merchandise at Ichiran Ramen where he worked for 4 years earlier striking out on his own. (You mightiness discern a chip of Ichiran deoxyribonucleic acid inwards Ramen Nagi , if you lot are familiar amongst the onetime chain store.)

Chef Ikuta is a creative genius - inwards his humble piffling store inwards Fukuoka where customers who survived the long queue receive got to sit down knocking elbows , Chef Ikuta personally dished out a unlike flavor of ramen everyday , 365 days a year. Chef Ikuta's reputation before long reached far too broad , too the rest... you lot already know 😄

Ramen Nagi's starting fourth dimension overseas company was inwards Hong Kong inwards 2010 - a identify known for notoriously fussy , opinionated nutrient snobs. HK existence his inaugural overseas foray , Chef Ikuta did a lot of homework , conducting query too consulting local experts earlier launching his HK outlet.

Chef Ikuta was advised nearly a lot of things which Hong Kongers don't similar - non likewise salty , likewise oily , likewise meaty , likewise spicy , the listing of NOs went on too on.

When Ramen Niga launched amongst striped downward versions of their ramen inwards Fukuoka , the answer from Hong Kongers was lukewarm. Disappointed but determined , Chef Ikuta decided to line downward his shuttles for 1 calendar month for a total revamp - he is non afraid to larn from mistakes too start all over again.


After much soul searching , Chef Ikuta relaunched his HK functioning amongst a fresh approach. Instead of 2d guessing what his customers wanted , he allow them say him how they desire their ramen.

The solution was the omotenashi (preference) canvass where customers tin give notice specify inwards especial how s/he wants his/her ramen. With the simple-to-use checklist , customers tin give notice solid reason how they desire their noodles , broth , add together ons etc done. The omotenashi organisation was an instant success too is immediately implemented inwards all Ramen Nagi restaurants.


As it plow out , opposite to skillful advice , from the omotenashi sheets customers desire obese , crude oil , meat , spicy kicking etc. They desire total blown , no holds barred tonkotsu ramen Fukuoka mode 😄

So , that is what you lot volition move at all Ramen Nagi outlets.

If you lot tin give notice conquer Hong Kong... the basis is at your feet... Red People's Republic of China , Taiwan , Republic of Indonesia , too The Philippines followed. Next halt , Singapore.

Chef Ikuta had his sights on The Red Dot means dorsum inwards 2010 but managed to move a foothold entirely inwards 2017 , inwards Suntec City Tower 2. Chef Ikuta has ambitious plans to receive got 4 Ramen Nagi outlets inwards Singapore.

For a start , Ramen Nagi at Suntec City is serving 👉


RED KING - S$15.90+ 
BLACK KING - S$15.90+ 
GREEN KING - S$15.90+


The ORIGINAL KING is precisely what it is - the ramen purist's sort of tonkotsu ramen. I similar it because the broth is creamy , slick amongst floating too suspended grease , infused amongst deep savoury , salty flavours that mightiness overwhelm , if 1 is non accustomed to it.


Pair it amongst line solid made noodles done al dente , I am inwards ramen sky already.

I usually stick to ORIGINAL but here's the other ramen royalty for your reference 😄

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RED KING is the master manful somebody monarch laced with garlic , chili crude oil too cayenne peppers.

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BLACK KING is the master manful somebody monarch dressed with blackened garlic , squid ink , dark sesame too dark pepper.

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GREEN KING is the master topped with basil , olive crude oil too grated Parmesan cheese.

The Singapore outpost mightiness non receive got the nurture shop's total carte du jour at the 2d but it yet sports the signature omotenashi sheets. Customers can personalise their ramen past times specifying the broth's richness , amount of garlic , spiciness score , ramen doneness , too whether they desire lean pork shoulder or obese pork belly chashu.


Famous for serving a unlike ramen flavor every solar daytime at his master Fukuoko ramenya , Chef Ikuta hasn't allow upwardly 1 chip on his creative zeal. He has done whale , deport , lizard , worms , crickets etc.

What is he thinking of next?

In every overseas outpost , Chef Ikuta has a signature localised ramen that has elements of the "national" dish. Chef Ikuta doesn't come across that equally fusion but equally his means of reaching out. There volition live 1 for Singapore likewise - await out for it. Will it live inspired past times bak chor mee which is Chef Ikuta's favourite Singapore dish or chicken rice?

I am thinking... why non master manful somebody monarch dressed amongst sizzling aromatic basis ginger , finely chopped saltation onion too common salt scorched amongst boiling chicken crude oil 😉

Stretching it a chip - topped amongst 2 or 3 pieces of tender , juicy poached chicken.

What produce you lot think? Will it work?


Restaurant name: Ramen Nagi


Address: Suntec City Tower II , #01-512/513 , Singapore (5 minutes walk from Promenade MRT station) 
GPS: 1°17'44.2"N 103°51'33.1"E 1.295599 , 103.859191 
Tel: +65 6821 1601 Hours: 11:00am to 10:00pm  

Non Halal  

Date visited: eleven October 2017  

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