A Haymarket stable for rich, gravy-like tonkotsu ramen.
June 18, 2012
UPDATE: MARCH 24, 2020 — Gumshara has released a new microwavable version of its famed tonkotsu ramen, available to pick up from its Dixon Street store. Setting you back just $16 a bowl, the porky ramen needs just five minutes in the microwave and comes with the requisite noodles and char sui pork. More details 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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