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The winner of the Tokyo Ramen Championships 2011, Keisuke Takada opens his third ramen restaurant in Amara Shopping Malll. This outlet will focus on chicken based ramen made from a broth simmered with chicken parts and vegetables. Free flow of complimentary eggs and seasoned beansprouts are served by the side.
When you have craving for ramen, bean sprout and eggs, where would you go? For me it is tori King! I am a mega fan of ramen and bean sprouts! For your info there eggs and bean sprout are in unlimited supply! It is well marinated and one bite is simply not enough! Worth nothing is also the soup of the ramen! It is full of collagen which would help in the radiance of your skin! Be prepared to queue when visiting! That is the case especially during weekday lunch hours where a hoard of like minded people will queue for the best ramen around!
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Tori King is just one of Keisuke’s many ramen branches, but the reason why I keep coming back here is the chicken stock and meat. Most places serve only pork broth, if not it’s salt or soya based. But what about people who do not want to eat pork? (those poor cute pigs). Well that’s where Tori King comes in.
Tori means chicken in Japanese and the creamy, rich and comforting broth here is made with chicken bones, chicken feet, Japanese seaweed and vegetables boiled for eight hours. I always go for the original soup cos it’s soul food! But for those wanting something different or spicier, there is the Green Spicy version (with wasabi) and Black Spicy version (black pepper).
The ramen bowls (starting from $11.90) are all topped with chicken thigh, which is tender and flavourful, and you can add other items such as seaweed ($1), super yummy flavoured egg ($2), a huge slice of pork ($1), more noodles and more soup. To go with your noodles are sesame seeds (which you can grind yourself) and a free flow of hard-boiled eggs and slightly spicy beansprouts. The beansprouts are addictive and I can go through half a container.
Not only that, you can choose how salty and oily your soup is, how al dente your noodles are, and what toppings you want (spring onions, deep-fried onions and black fungus). It’s basically a win-win situation.
There are also interesting drinks such as Green Tea Cola ($3) and Wasabi Ginger Ale ($3). My companion loved the Green Tea Cola and bought two bottles home.
Tori King is not big and fills up quickly; it is usually packed by 1930. Also, the seating style is communal so be prepared to have strangers eating right opposite you! But the ramen is so good you’ll be sure to return again.