Beppu Menkan Japanese Noodle Restaurant (more commonly known as “Bie Fu” or 别府) is one restaurant that serves a good variety of Japanese cuisine. From ramen to paper pots to dons, you name it, they probably have it.
One of the restaurant’s famous range of foods would definitely be the spicy ramen.
The spiciness of the ramen is guaged between 1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 chillies (yes, graded in the number of chillies). Of course, the more chillies you go for, the hotter it gets. Since I was there for lunch, spicy stuff wouldn’t be my cup of tea, in fear that my stomach would probably suffer for the rest of the day. That said, if you are the type that loves hot and spicy stuffs then going for their popular range of spicy ramen wouldn’t be wrong.
From around $10 and up, Beppu Menkan offers various types of spicy ramen, such as Beef Ramen, Chicken Karaage Ramen and even Sliced Fish Ramen.
Spicy Ramen with 1 level of spiciness (above) in comparison with the same ramen with 6 levels of spiciness (below). Notice the color of the soup base?
Chicken Karaage Ramen with 1 level of spiciness ($9.30++).
I suggest that you inform that service staff to seperate the fried chicken from the ramen, otherwise they would simply put everything into the soup and there goes the crispy texture.
For those who are not into spicy stuffs, do try out the paperpots which are highly recommended as well. Do look out for their promo sets for paperpots, which comes with a side dish and drink at the cost of the paperpot + $2 onwards.
Chicken Paperpot Set with Age Dashi Tofu (w/ free Green Tea) ($11.80++)
I’ve been here a couple of times and I can safely say that the food doesn’t actually disappoint yet it doesn’t excel in any way either. It is also worth pointing out that the freshness of the seafood ramen might vary from one visit to another. Service wise, do be prepared to vie for the service staffs’ attention during peak hours as they would probably be too busy getting up and down the restaurant to serve the rest of the customers. More prompt services and attentiveness are definitely welcomed.
Ratings: 3.5 foodiedoos out of 5.0
Beppu Menkan Japanese Noodle Restaurant
302 Tiong Bahru Road
Tiong Bahru Plaza
Tel: 6273 0013