Menzo Butao

About Us

Open for the first time in Singapore, Menzo Butao’s founder, Mr Yasuhiko Kurata is a well-known ramen producer in Japan and have more than 23 outlets in Japan and overseas: China, Korea, US, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan. Established in 1936, Menzo Butao specializes in Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen which offers a variety of more than 20 ramen dishes. There are three different and delicious soup to choose from – Butaō (White), Kuroō (Black) and Akaō (Red). The Butaō soup base consists of pork broth made from boiling pork bones and sinews for over 14 hours to extract all the natural flavour of the bones. This soup base is flown straight to Singapore before it is mixed with more pork bones and simmered for hours to obtain the right consistency and flavour. Our pork bones used comes from the Kagoshima prefecture, well-known for its quality pork meat, it is to create the perfect harmony and distinct flavour of the broth. The Kuroō broth is an emulsion of fried shallots and vegetable oil and lastly, the Akaō broth is slightly spicy as it contains chili oil but gets its red color from the Gochujang (Korean Miso) and Doubanjiang (Chinese Miso).