Tell us more about yourself and how Kanshoku Ramen was conceptualized.
I'm Melvin, co-founder of Kanshoku Ramen. Previously I was with A Thousand Tales, a local F&B group, managing operations for several outlets in Singapore. It has always been my dream to own my own chain of restaurants. The idea of Kanshoku Ramen came about because I personally love ramen myself. After having tried almost all ramen stalls in Singapore, I set out to create my own recipe for the perfect bowl of ramen.
Being a ramen connoisseur yourself, what is Kanshoku's secret ingredient?
Kanshoku's specialty would be in its homemade broth. The broth is made fresh daily in our store. Boiled for 8 hours, the result is a milky rich broth that is filled with natural umami goodness. No preservatives or MSG is added.
That sounds healthy and wholesome! What do you enjoy about running Kanshoku?
It would be the customers. Meeting new customers, seeing them enjoying our ramen and hearing their praises for our food. We also have a group of regulars who visit us again and again, eventually becoming friends. It's is rewarding to know that people share our love for Kanshoku Ramen.
That is certainly satisfying! What do you hope to achieve in 3-5 years time?
Within the next year, we plan to open more stores in Singapore. We plan to also take the Kanshoku brand to the next level by bringing it to international markets. In future, we hope to create a multi-brand company involving various F&B concepts
We are excited to hear that! Lastly, what do you think of hashPRINT!?
hashPRINT! has enabled Kanshoku to reach out to more consumers through social media. It is an excellent platform to increase brand awareness as well as to boost sales. hashPRINT! has also given us an avenue to encourage customer interaction.