Kanada-ya, the award-winning authentic tonkotsu ramen specialist hailing from Kyushu, Japan, has landed its third Singapore outpost in Marina Square, City Hall. Shoppers and office dwellers in this part of Singapore can now get a taste of its limited edition truffle ramen, rice bowls, and more. With its other centrally located outlet a couple of train stations away in Change Alley, Raffles Place.
The new 84-seater outlet at Marina Square takes after the aesthetics and layout of its preceding counterparts, with stylish ceiling lanterns adding a touch of tradition to this modern dining area. From the outside, you can even spot the kitchen where Kanada-ya’s staff work tirelessly to churn out ’em noods.
Kanada-ya has certainly come a long way from its opening in Japan over a decade ago. Chef Kanada’s transition from a professional keirin racer to ramen shop owner, while not without its setbacks, has seen immense success all the way in London, where it was voted No.1 by The Telegraph.
It secret to success lies in its rich pork bone broth, which is boiled for 18 hours before mixing in a secret sauce. This flavourful, umami soup base is present in all of Kanada-ya’s ramen flavours, with the exception of the 100% chicken broth based ramen.
Not to be missed is the so-called limited edition Truffle Ramen ($22.90 – $26.90), otherwise known as London’s Favourite. With only 20 bowls available every day, you’ll have to come early or try your luck. The truffle-laced aroma greets you before your bowl arrives at your table, a prelude to the rich, comforting flavours that are about to greet your tastebuds. The truffle marinated belly chashu melts in your mouth with a tenderness that’s hard to beat, and the truffle jelly adds a touch more richness. Simple, yet stunning, as the menu claims.
For sides, you can’t go wrong with the Chicken Karaage ($6.90), which yields a crisp and firm bite. The chicken meat is so juicy and flavourful; Kanada-ya should consider expanding into the fried chicken business!
From now till 17 November, enjoy 100% unlimited cash rebate on your first meal with no minimum spend and no cap at the Marina Square outlet! Simply redeem via the Kanada-ya app.
Address: Marina Square 02-203/204
Nearest MRT: Esplanade CC3
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm daily