Suparakki Ramen is a casual fast Japanese ramen dining restaurant serving affordable soupy ramen dishes in the heartlands. Let’s do a casual dine-in today.
It is after all, more of a Japanese quick dining restaurant. Also, interestingly, Suparakki means “Super lucky” in Japanese. The establishment touts for their customers to be “Super lucky” being able to consume each Ramen bowl of goodness, served with authenticity and passion.
Moreover, you place your order at the counter outside the stall before being seated. Food does take some time to get served, typically within about 10-15 minutes from ordering. Also, the stall space itself is not small, but adequate for the menu offerings.
A small curated menu
Furthermore, Suparakki Ramen menu offerings are simple, on the menu are a section of five ramen noodle dishes. It comprises of mainly Tonkotsu (pork based broth) noodles prepared in a variety of Tonkotsu sub-flavourings and served with Hakata style Ramen. One example is their Suparakki Dry Truffle Ramen ($6.90).
The Truffle Ramen is tad like a Japanese “bar chor mee” with toppings of minced meat with dousing of truffle oil in the broth. It is simply just Tonkotsu, with a touch of truffle flavor, not the best in flavor, but still adequate for the price.
Basic ramen for the masses
There is also their Tonkotsu Gyokai Ramen ($8.90), offering a combination of fish stock together with the pork broth. It is for those who desire more than just conventional pork stock but could be tad too saltish to my liking. The chasu bacon is reasonably sized, though tend to have more fat than meat which may not rock everyone’s boat.
Moreover, you can’t go wrong with their Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen ($8.90). It is a white soupy stock with infused Shoyu and oils, and does add a different flavour to an otherwise conventional Tonkotsu broth. Also, for the more adventurous the Tonkotus Black Garlic Ramen ($9.90) offers an unconventional take with a black broth. Their noodles are tad too overcooked and soggy to my liking, but still acceptable as a package.
Additionally, if you are undecided, their Supa Signature Ramen ($8.90) is a safe bet as what a “standard” Tonkotsu can be with all the works of chasu, egg and seaweed. Like all the ramen offerings, they are available in a choice of spicy and non-spicy options.
Lightweight and smooth Ramen, but just
Furthermore, if you prefer a lighter broth, Suparakki clearer soups could be your liking. Suparakki touts their stock is made after 6 hours of hard boiling. This is to achieve a full collagen richness in their broth without the addition of MSG. However, you are quite out of luck if you prefer a richer soup stock, or the ability to specify your broth richness like Hitoyoshi Ramen we tried previously at Harbourfont center. Also, Suparakki soup stock is not as rich and flavourful as compared to other Ramen joint in the similar price range, like Takagi ramen for instance.
Moreover, though the ramen portions are not large, all your ramen dishes are served with a generous-sized slice of pork chasu slices, black fungus, half an egg and a side of seaweed. This does add to the value offerings as these are usually not standard most Ramen joints such as Kumamoto Ramen we visited previously offering ramen at a similar price range. Other side add-on options include Chashu ($1.50), Ajitama Ramen eggs ($1.00), Ebi and fried chicken Karage $4.50 and Gyoza dumplings for $5.00.
Branches all over Singapore
Additionally, Suparakki Ramen has several branches dotted around Singapore. The branch I visited was the Suparakki Ramen at Our Tampines Hub at the basement of 1 Tampines Walk. You can find additional branches located in Yishun North Point, Westgate and Raffles Citylink mall. Also, the ramen has similar vibes and menu offerings of Takagi Ramen we visited sometime ago at their Ang Mo Kio.
All in all, Suparakki Ramen. Their menu offerings are simple and budgety, but not the cheapest. Their noodles are tasty, but not the tastiest or the most refined. Still, it is an all-round Japanese casual fast-dining ramen restaurant serving affordable sub-$10 ramen. Probably not the first ramen place on your list, but you are glad that they are there for your ramen fix.
Must Go! | Actually pretty Good | Worth Trying | Shortlist Optionally | Should Avoid
Suparakki Ramen Locality Map
1 Tampines Walk, #B1-53A
Our Tampines Hub,
Opening Hours: 10:30am- 9:30pm