It may be the new kid on the block, but KURO-OBI, which means black belt in Japanese, is no lightweight in the ramen category. A takeaway concept by IPPUDO, KURO-OBI is situated right next to its Marina Bay Sands branch – which is super convenient if you find yourself getting too hangry in the infamous queue. Shorter waiting time aside, KURO-OBI’s ramen bowls are customizable and start from $8, which makes it a wallet-friendly alternative for when that ramen craving hits.
What’s unique about the Singapore branch is that the soup base used is Tori-paitan, a silky broth made from chicken, and the ramen is topped with chicken chashu instead of the usual pork chashu. Oh, and don’t expect the same type of ramen noodles used in IPPUDO. Since this is a takeaway counter, the noodles used here are made with tapioca flour and are thicker and shorter to ensure that the noodles do not get soggy or lose their bite quickly. Scroll through the gallery below for KURO-OBI’s offerings!
KURO-OBI is at #B2-54/55 Marina Bay Sands (beside Skating Rink).