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“S’pore’s First Wok Hei Ramen” Shop Sells Smoky Noodles In Chicken Collagen Soup From $10.90

The noodles at Woke Ramen are tossed in a wok before being doused in chicken collagen or prawn soup.

Yes, this three-week-old noodle joint in Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 is really called Woke Ramen. Enlightened or gimmicky? You decide. According to the Cambridge dictionary, the term woke means to be “aware, especially of social problems such as racism and inequality”. However, at this Chinese-Japanese fusion eatery under the Neo Group (which also owns catering arm Neo Garden and Hainanese-western eatery Sally’s), its name, according to its PR rep, is also “a wordplay on 'wok'”.

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You see, Woke Ramen specialises in “wok hei” ramen. What does this involve exactly? The noodles here are first stir-fried with garlic and oil in a wok at high heat for a smoky kiss of wok’s breath (what wok hei literally means in Cantonese) before being doused in chicken collagen or prawn soup. Think zi char-style ramen, probably in the vein of Le Shrimp Ramen’s smoky, greasy and hearty prawn ramen soup by the Paradise Group.

The look

Located in Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 Viewing Mall Central the 58-seat modern eatery is a full-service eatery accessible to even those who aren’t flying.

There are 10 ramen variations to choose from, with your choice of Chicken Collagen Broth or Prawn Broth. Prices start from $10.90 for a Chicken Collagen Ramen topped simply with an onsen egg, black fungus and spring onions and go up to $18.90 for the Seafood Mix Prawn Ramen which comes with prawn paste balls, tiger prawns, scallops, onsen egg, black fungus and spring onions.

Check out some of the offerings:

Chicken Chashu Collagen Ramen, $13.90

Chicken Katsu Collagen Ramen, $12.90

Prawn Paste Ramen, $14.90

Seafood Mix Prawn Ramen, $18.90

The sides

Woke Ramen also has seven side dishes to choose from, including Chicken Karaage ($4.50), Gyoza ($4.50) and Golden Beancurd Skin ($3.50).

One-for-one opening promo

To commemorate its opening, Woke Ramen will be having a one-for-one promotion on any of its ramen from 28 February to 2 March 2023 (limited to the first 100 bowls daily) with the more expensive bowl being charged.

Woke Ramen is at #03-19 Changi Airport Terminal 1 Viewing Mall Central, S819642. Open daily 10.30am-11pm (last orders 10.30pm). 

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