I have been trying out and enjoying many ramen shops all around even before I started out writing my blog. But Buta God is one of the ramen places where I thought I have to share their creation to you. I had even showcased one of their ramen on my Instagram page. Chef Mamoru Kanaya puts in a lot of time and passion, creating and introducing luscious and daring ramen flavours. I am fortunate to have met him and had a small chat with him about his new creation.
Been to Japan previously helps me to identify many flavours of fantastic ramen in the country and few would stick to their foundations and stringent preparation process once they are being franchised or expanding. Some might even tweet their recipe to suit the local’s taste buds. For me it is their original recipe and their love for the creation which brings me back.
Buta God caught my attention in 2014 when they introduced their mammoth ramen, the Quattro God Ramen, a massive bowl of meat and wonderful ramen. A total of 4 lovely kinds of meat which Chef Mamoru took pains to prepare and spending long hours making his famous broth. Steamed chicken thigh meat which is nicely cooked, well marinated beef slices which is flavourful, beautiful marbling on the pork belly and of course the heavenly chashu (stewed pork) which is fatty and melts in your mouth! Instead of the usual lava egg for many traditional ramen, Buta God uses poach egg for this dish which is a nice pairing especially when the egg mixes with the broth.
Besides their limited special ramen creations, they do have a standard set of ramen flavours to choose from and one of them is their spicy, Red Hell Ramen, which they take pride in creating the out of the world spicy oil/sauce. Do include some sides like a refreshing spring roll (Vietnamese inspired), crispy gyoza, or the popular Sukiyaki Teppan which is using marinated pork belly cooked in teppankayi style and topped with a poach egg and generous amount of spring onions.
Today I came for another funky creation from Chef Mamoru, Buta God’s Fuwa-Fuwa Cloud Series. You have 4 options to choose from and a cloud inspired dish. Fluffy white “clouds” made from egg whites (meringue) which is an interesting experience for food. Light, foamy texture which surprisingly taste good with the broth and by itself, it absorbs the rich taste of the meat and broth underneath. And topped with a yolk which resembles the Sun, the yummy pork belly meat which is underneath and I chose the King of God Cloud which adds in a few more slices of the mouthwatering chashu! The other 3 choices were the God Cloud Ramen (original), Night Cloud Ramen (with black garlic oil) and the Sunset Cloud Ramen (spicy flavour!).
Chef Mamoru shared with me about the time taken to prepare the ingredients just for this Cloud series. Rich flavourful pork broth is done daily and fresh ingredients are added for the preparations, the chashu, takes about 3hrs to prepare and cook it and another 2-3hours for it to be marinated to absorb all the yummy taste! The springy ramen is cooked upon order by the staffs and no wonder Buta God is one of the best. A wonderful event today which saw many supporters coming to try out their new creation and I am sure after reading this, you will too!
Buta God can be located at:
Ramen Champion Great World City
Ramen Champion Bugis+
Ramen Champion Changi T3