Famous Japan Yuzu Ramen Opening First Outlet in S’pore At Funan Mall

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Tried Afuri Ramen over in Japan?

Loved it a lot? Like… alot?

Keen to fly over to Japan again, just to have another taste of their legendary yuzu-scented ramen broth?

Well, you don’t have to anymore.

Reader: Why?

Well, it’s as the headline implies:

Famous Japan Yuzu Ramen Chain Afuri Ramen Will Be Opening Its First Outlet in Singapore on 28 June 2019!

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So unless you’ve to fly to Japan for some other matter anyway, you would be better off saving your expense fees…

In favour of a hearty good time over at the newly-opened outlet!

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Famous Japan Yuzu Ramen To Open Up At Funan Mall

If you’ve been keeping up with current affairs, you would know that the newly revamped Funan Mall’s set to open its doors to the public this June, with high-tech facilities accompanying its return.

And while Afuri Ramen’s hardly a high-tech facility, its arrival has raised quite a few eyebrows nonetheless, a notion no doubt attributed to its…

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Japan-renowned yuzu-scented ramen broths topped with charcoal-grilled pork.

Image: Afuri Facebook Page

Made with chicken, katsuobushi (bonito flakes), dried kombu (kelp) and vegetables, the ramen’s yuzu broth is light and delicate, yet flavourful at the same time.

And while I have yet to try it for myself, the visuals alone are sufficient to tempt the ramen lover in me.

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Scheduled to open on 28 June, Afuri Ramen’s entrance into Singapore is under food and beverage group Japan Foods Holding, which specialises in Japanese food brands.

According to AsiaOne, the group’s best known for its Ajisen Ramen chain, alongside other ramen brands such as Menya Musashi, Konjiki Hototogisu at Chijmes and the recently launched Karamen at 111 Somerset.

Additionally, the group has confirmed that the Funan outlet here will be known as Afuri Ramen + Dumpling, a moniker similar to its branch over in Portland, United States.

Besides its signature yuzu shio ramen, yuzu shoyu ramen, yuzu ratan ramen (a spicy version) and yuzu tsukemen, the expanded menu will boast small plate options as well as gyoza.

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Afuri Ramen

Named after Mount Afuri in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture, it was apparently first started in 2001, as Zund-Bar, at the foot of Mount Afuri.

However, it wasn’t until 2003 that the Afuri brand truly kickstarted, when it opened in Ebisu, Tokyo. Since then, it has grown to some 15 stores worldwide, with locations including the likes of Lisbon, Portugal.

Before Afuri’s opening on local shores, fans of the ramen can get their Afuri fix from its instant noodle options at designated supermarkets and Japanese speciality food marts.

But hey, as any authentic food lover would surely attest to, the real thing served pronto would definitely reign supreme.

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What now?

Well, for starters, you might want to mark down 28 June on your calendar. Because boy…

That sure is an important date.

Incidentally, Afuri Ramen will add to the already-determined food options at Funan, which include such entities as:

  • Spa Esprit Group’s Japanese restaurant Noka in collaboration with urban farming outfit Edible Garden City
  • Taiwanese bubble tea brand Milksha
  • Peranakan restaurant Godmama

And with that said, I shall see you…


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