Sunday, 6 April 2014

Brothers Ramen at Tanjong Pagar Plaza

Brothers Ramen Tanjong Pagar Plaza

Japanese ramen at a coffeeshop. How authentic can it be? Ramen made and cooked by 2 engineer-brothers. How good can it be? Brothers ramen at Tanjong Pagar Plaza is both authentic and good, and it is definitely an additional bonus that the 2 engineer-brothers are good looking too.

Brothers Ramen Tanjong Pagar Plaza Coffeeshop

Brothers ramen is housed in Teck Kee Coffeeshop on the second level of Tanjong Pagar Plaza. It used to be known as Homebaked Dough, and changed its name to Brother ramen only in 2013 to concentrate on their specialisation in ramen. Crowds are aplenty at this coffeeshop during lunch time. Many, clad in their neatly pressed business shirts and dresses, brave the queues and the heat for a bowl of hot and piping Japanese ramen.

Brothers Ramen Shoyu Ramen

Brothers ramen specialises in Kyushu styled ramen. The shoyu ramen ($6) was a beautiful ensemble of medium thickness noodles, chewy black fungus, crunchy beansprouts, and topped with an artfully grilled chashu in a pretty white broth. Noodles were well-cooked, and the pork broth was thick and creamy, yet not overwhelming. The grilled chashu was a clear winner - well marinated, well grilled - simply lip-smacking!

Brothers Ramen Spicy Ramen

The spicy ramen ($6.50) resembled laksa, and indeed, the pork broth was infused with both spiciness and creaminess that left us wanting for more. The spicy ramen was served with just noodles and a slice of the very well marinated and grilled chashu. The soup was hot, hearty and very, very well flavoured. It sorta left us hanging at the end of the meal, and (desperately) craving for more. 

At hawker prices of between $6 to $7, Brothers ramen is very value for money. Top notch quality broth, well cooked noodles and nicely grilled chashu. Everything worked very well together. Although we would love it even more if the bowl comes with an egg (or maybe even half) and a big piece of seaweed. However, the portion is just enough for lunch (which minimises the food coma in the afternoon to come), and will definitely leave you craving for more and planning your next trip to Tanjong Pagar Plaza very soon.

Singapore Food Blog Review by Kumory


Brothers Ramen

#02-04 Tanjong Pagar Plaza Singapore
1130am to 3pm (Mon to Fri); Closed on weekends
9437 7267


  1. unfortunately they are no longer around :(

  2. is the shop still around?

  3. They've closed shop. :(

  4. opening soon at international plaza