Bubbling Hot Pot of Ramen @ Waraku

I've been a loyal fan of Waraku, a Japanese family-friendly chain restaurant, for many years. I like Waraku for their large variety of dishes at reasonable prices, good food and good service. On the few occasions when the food was lacking, the service staff were diligent in gathering feedback and offering options such as replacing the dish with a new serving (prepared with greater care) or an alternative. It's not very often that one encounters good service in Singapore. All the times I've visited Waraku and its subsidiaries, I've been pleased to note the consistency in their efforts to maintain a good level of service.

Bubbling Bowl of Ishiyaki Ankake Ramen

Ishiyaki Ankake Ramen @ S$14.80 Pic taken with a Canon in daylight (was seated next to the window at the Central outlet)

One of my favourite dishes at Waraku is the Ishiyaki Ankake Ramen. I like it because it is served bubbling away in a hot stone bowl, the thick soup is rich in flavour and not excessively starchy. The bowl is chockful of fresh ingredients. Being a carb freak, I loved the strands of ramen that have absorbed the flavour of the soup. The prawns and squid are very fresh, crunchy and sweet. I don't really like to eat pork but the tranches of belly pork are usually tender and well-seasoned. If you love bamboo shoots, the menma (bamboo shoot) here is quite good as its tender yet has a slight crunch as opposed to overly fibrous menma that's served at some places.

As the bowl is often bubbling and piping hot, I love indulging in a bowl of this ramen on a cold and rainy day in Singapore. This is definitely one of my favourite comfort foods and is a Must-Try! :)

Ishiyaki Ankake Ramen - Waraku


Waraku - The Heeren 260 Orchard Road, #05-04 The Heeren Singapore 238855 Tel: +65 6834-1123

Waraku - The Central 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-89/97/98 The Central, Singapore 059817 Tel: +65 6327-8860

Waraku - Marina Square 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-213 Marina Square, Singapore 039594 Tel: +65 6883-1123

Waraku - Katong 86 East Coast Road, Block B #01-11/12/13 Katong Village, Singapore 428788 Tel: +65 6344-8280

Waraku - East Coast 1020 East Coast Park Way, Singapore 449878 Tel: +65 6242-1123

Operating Hours Daily: 11.30am to 11pm (last order @ 10.30pm)