This Haymarket stable is famed for its rich, gravy-like tonkotsu ramen.
Stephen Pham
Published on June 18, 2012
Updated on October 12, 2020


UPDATE: APRIL 7, 2020 — Gumshara has released a new microwavable version of its famed tonkotsu ramen, available for takeaway and delivery via DoorDash. Setting you back just $16 a bowl if you pick up ($22 for delivery), the porky ramen needs just five minutes in the microwave and comes with the requisite noodles and char siu pork. You can also order seven different ready-to-eat ramen and a frozen version, which keeps for a month. More info here.


The portions are huge in this ramen eatery tucked away in Chinatown's Eating World. Add to that the fact that the collagen-rich pork broth is produced by boiling over 100 kilograms of pork bones on a daily basis, and you have yourself a bowl of ramen quite unlike any you've had before, with a thick and salty broth that goes down surprisingly well.

The menu is simple, with two of the dishes being rice-based and the rest being soup-based. Try the tonkotsu ramen, served with slices of pork and seaweed in the aforementioned broth, which is so thick, it's practically gravy. The simple ingredients mingle well with each other and result in a flavour which is unique yet classic. And combined with the low prices and generous portions, there are more than enough reasons for Gumshara to be a staple in the diets of many a penny-pincher.


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