With the wet season officially here and COVID-19 raining on our parades (pun intended), most of us are cooped up at home, and all this chilly weather has me craving a hot, piping bowl of noodles. There’s nothing better than some rich, delicious broth to warm our bellies and our hearts, and here is my list of the 9 best noodle delivery restaurants that deliver straight to your doorstep, including ramen, Chinese cuisine, and more!
If you know anything there is know about ramen, the legendary Ippudo should be amongst your top picks when it comes to classic tonkotsu ramen. World-renowned for its multiple award-winning dishes, Ippudo’s signature red bowls are a hallmark of its ramen legacy.
For those of you on a budget, their Business Value Lunch for 1 ($15) includes their Zero Ramen, a lighter version of their usually heavier broth, Hakata-style noodles and melt-in-your-mouth chashu. This set meal also comes with a salad, a side dish and a drink—guaranteed to hit the spot.
You also can’t go wrong with the Shiromaru Motoaji Ramen ($16.50), their original creamy tonkotsu broth with thin noodles, pork belly chashu, black fungus and spring onion. Looks are definitely deceiving with this one, because this umami bowl of goodness packs a punch.
From Paradise Group comes yet another chain of restaurants—Le Shrimp Ramen marries the flavours of both Chinese and Japanese cuisine, combining Japanese ramen broth and Chinese la mian.
If it’s your first time at Le Shrimp, go for the Le Signature Trio Shrimp Ramen ($20.50). The star of this dish is their rich specialty shrimp broth, which combines fresh prawns, pork bones and Chinese spices. Paired with juicy shrimps, handmade prawn dumplings, and ebiko prawn paste, this filling bowl is guaranteed to leave you satisfied.
Their Red Garoupa with Picked Vegetable Tonkotsu Ramen ($20.50) features an interesting union of Japanese-style broth with Chinese elements, while you can opt for the Ebiko Prawn Paste with Chilli Vinaigrette Ramen ($13.91) for a spicy kick.
Ramen Champion‘s selection of ramen is immense, to say the least, with brands like Gyumaru, Ikkyu, Menya Ryu and Buta God. Each stall has its own speciality dish, like the Special Tonkotsu Ramen ($16.94++) from Tonkotsu Ikkyu, featuring numerous slabs of chashu and a rich, creamy pork bone-based broth.
Menya Ryu offers a plethora of unique fare like their Magma Ramen ($17.74++), which mixes up to 16 kinds of spices, or the Sapporo Special Miso Ramen ($18.93++) that is cooked with three kinds of miso.
Meaning “super lucky” In Japanese, Suparakki Ramen serves bowls of goodness at affordable prices. They exclusively use freshly-made Hakata-style ramen, and their broth is hard-boiled for six hours to achieve a full, collagen-like richness.
One of Suparraki’s speciality dishes is their Dry Truffle Ramen ($9.50), their house recipe including freshly made ramen, with stir-fried shredded pork, topped with a house-made sauce and drizzled with truffle oil.
Their best-seller is, of course, the Original Tonkotsu Ramen ($10.80), which uses a unique blend of pork bones to create a smooth, creamy, rich soup stock. Flavoured with a combination of Japanese shoyu, sea salt and kelp, you’re guaranteed maximum satisfaction!
Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles serves authentic tongue tip beef noodles, as its name suggests, with recipes dating back to the Muslim Chinese (Hui) people.
Their Signature Beef Noodles ($10.90) showcases the robust flavour of their broth and the flavourful, thinly-sliced beef. Different types of noodles are available, with a chewy texture to pair well with the soup.
For spice-lovers, they also serve Mala Beef Noodles ($11.90) for that addictive mouth-numbing sensation.
Crystal Jade is a household name for Chinese fare in Singapore, and they’ve recently launched Crystal Jade GO, a fast-food rendition for “cram-and-go students and quick-catch-up lunchers”, perfect for modern-day lifestyle.
You can’t go wrong with the Shrimp Wanton Noodle ($8.80), a staple of Chinese cuisine and available both dry and with soup. The succulent wantons and the sauce-coated egg noodles make for a comforting dish to satisfy your cravings.
A new addition to their menu is the Mapo Tofu La Mian ($9.90), featuring tofu and minced meat in a rich, spicy sauce and drizzled over la mian.
Branding themselves as “Ramen for the Average Singaporean”, Takagi Ramen was founded in 2015 and aims to bring Singaporeans authentic, quality ramen at affordable prices. Since its opening in 2015, they’ve already opened four outlets, garnering support from locals with their inexpensive yet delicious dishes.
To appeal to local flavours, Takagi Ramen has recently launched the Salted Egg Crab Ramen ($17.90) and the Chilli Crab Ramen ($17.90). Both include a whole Hokkaido soft-shell crab atop traditional Hakata noodles, and their respective sauces familiar to all Singaporeans. Finished with lava egg, roasted nori and a separate bowl of soup, these dishes will bless you with the perfect combination of local and Japanese flavours.
For more traditional-style ramen, their signature Takagi Ramen ($9.90) serves up their original Japanese Tonkotsu broth enhanced with a light shio seasoning and infused with the subtle aroma of kombu and bonito. Paired with chashu, green scallions and sprouts, this bowl is simple yet delicious.
Established in Singapore since 2012, Nam Nam is a well-loved, affordable noodle bar serving fresh, wholesome and MSG-free Vietnamese fare, with crowd-favourites including pho and banh mi.
For those of you who want a bit of everything, go for the Hoi An Express ($65), a set meal for two to three people. This consists of two small plates of appetisers like spicy caramelized chicken wings, crispy imperial rolls and more. Moving on to mains, you get a choice of banh mi, a Vietnamese-style baguette chock-full of savoury flavours like Caramelized 5-Spice Pork Belly Banh Mi, Chili-Lemongrass Chicken Banh Mi and Sauteed Lemongrass Pork-Cream Cheese Banh Mi. Finally, wash it down with your pick of Hanoi Pho, such as Pho Beef Combination and Pho Kampong Chicken, as well as two beverages.
Yet another quality noodle restaurant from Paradise Group, LeNu Chef Wai’s Noodle Bar is a casual Chinese noodle bar that serves hearty bowls at pocket-friendly prices. Their signature braised beef broth is prepared for 18 hours using the freshest beef marrow, bones and other premium ingredients, while their pork bone soup is simmered over a slow fire for more than 12 hours and is full of protein and collagen.
Back by popular demand, their Nagano Pork Belly with Mala Tomato Broth Noodle ($16.38) is a must-try dish for this season. Marrying the sweetness of tomato with the numbing sensation of mala in a rich broth and topped with slices of premium pork belly, this dish is sure to hit the spot.
One of their specialities is their Braised Beef Combination Noodle ($16.50), which includes a variety of different cuts and types of beef such as wagyu, tendon and shank. You have a choice of spicy, authentic or pickled vegetable beef broth, and thick vermicelli, la mian or rice noodles.