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Keisuke Tonkotsu King

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Famous Tokyo ramen chain Keisuke Tokyo has set up its second Singapore shop at Orchid Hotel along Tanjong Pagar. Instead of offering its eclectic styles of ramen offered at the Parco outlet, Tonkotsu King is a specialist of ramen with pork bone broth.

Daily: 11:30 - 22:00

+65 66360855
$17 based on 106 submissions
Dinner (27 votes), After Work (21 votes), Lunch (21 votes)
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Sam Ang

Superbly good ramen!

This is an adapted review from my blog. Full review and more photos can be read from this link:
http://draftsfromcoffeetable.blogspot.sg/2014/12/singapore-food-blog-ramen-keisuke.html

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We arrived just slightly past 6 p.m. but the queue had already reached an incredible length, taking us close to 30 minutes before we were admitted. However Tonkontsu King clearly ooze Japanese efficiency by providing order forms upfront, allowing diners to place their orders before stepping into the store. Upon our turn, we were ushered into a claustrophobic interior where space was a premium. It was obvious that the interior was meant just for dining. - tables and chairs were packed close to each other, and walking space was kept to a minimum, I wonder if the restaurants were this packed in japan as well. I have to say that Ramen Keisuke's bowl of ramen was one of the best which I have tried before. Our ramen - Ramen Keisuke ramen with Japanese soft boiled egg, had a solid texture which held its own until you chew it apart. The broth was cloudy with goodies, with chashu, chopped onions and black fungus adding tastes to my palate. The liquid was so tasty that every slurp of ramen was accompanied with a scoop of broth to savor the sweet and salty taste. Ramen Keisuke really earned its namesake with this broth. However diners should take note of its saltiness - too much could leave you really thirsty. One offering of Ramen Keisuke which I found novel and interesting is their bowl full of eggs. Each table was allocated a bowl full of hard boiled eggs, which came in brown and white variants, for your consumption. However their shells were difficult to be peeled, leaving quite a mess when removing them, often prickling the egg white and leaving it with craters. Since these were free offerings not included in the bill, I guess I should not complain about it. Ramen Keisuke won me over with their taste, which is just above most Japanese restaurant offerings. I would choose this over most of the chain restaurants, but I would not queue another time just for the sake of it.

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  • Tonkotsu Ramen with Eggs19 votes
  • Black Spicy Tonkatsu Ramen Special3 votes
  • Bean Sprouts (free)1 vote
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Superbly good ramen!

This is an adapted review from my blog. Full review and more photos can be read from this link:
http://draftsfromcoffeetable.blogspot.sg/2014/12/singapore-food-blog-ramen-keisuke.html

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We arrived just slightly past 6 p.m. but the queue had already reached an incredible length, taking us close to 30 minutes before we were admitted. However Tonkontsu King clearly ooze Japanese efficiency by providing order forms upfront, allowing diners to place their orders before stepping into the store. Upon our turn, we were ushered into a claustrophobic interior where space was a premium. It was obvious that the interior was meant just for dining. - tables and chairs were packed close to each other, and walking space was kept to a minimum, I wonder if the restaurants were this packed in japan as well. I have to say that Ramen Keisuke's bowl of ramen was one of the best which I have tried before. Our ramen - Ramen Keisuke ramen with Japanese soft boiled egg, had a solid texture which held its own until you chew it apart. The broth was cloudy with goodies, with chashu, chopped onions and black fungus adding tastes to my palate. The liquid was so tasty that every slurp of ramen was accompanied with a scoop of broth to savor the sweet and salty taste. Ramen Keisuke really earned its namesake with this broth. However diners should take note of its saltiness - too much could leave you really thirsty. One offering of Ramen Keisuke which I found novel and interesting is their bowl full of eggs. Each table was allocated a bowl full of hard boiled eggs, which came in brown and white variants, for your consumption. However their shells were difficult to be peeled, leaving quite a mess when removing them, often prickling the egg white and leaving it with craters. Since these were free offerings not included in the bill, I guess I should not complain about it. Ramen Keisuke won me over with their taste, which is just above most Japanese restaurant offerings. I would choose this over most of the chain restaurants, but I would not queue another time just for the sake of it.
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Mr Keisuke Takeda with his award-winning title "King of Tonkotsu" during Tokyo Ramen Championship 2011 in Japan, has four different ramen concept outlets namely Tonkotsu King, Tori King, Tonkotsu King Four Seasons, Tonkotsu King Matsuri and a gyoza dining concept Gyoza King.

"Tonkotsu" is a popular ramen broth that's cooked with pork marrow bones and fat for hours till it is milky white and thick.

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Over here, one can protein load with the bottomless supply of hard-boiled eggs! I love eggs and had 5 of them, excluding 3 yolks. Free flow of bean sprouts are available as well.

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Good Ramen

Came here for a late lunch so avoid the long queue! Yay!! Saw that they actually provided free barley for customers who are waiting in line to help themselves to, they even left several fans in case it get too hot. That's nice. I ordered: Black Spicy Ramen - the broth was thick and savory. I opted for the noodle as 'normal' texture so that's nice for me. The soup was not spicy at all, just a hint of it. The pork slices were thick and flavourful, but a little tough. I opted for additional flavour egg and it was good, soft & seasoned at the yoke. Free beans sprout - I thought it would be plain boiled bean sprouts but I was surprised to find a small jar of bean sprout goodness left on the table for your own service. Their bean sprouts were boiled and seasoned with sesame, spicy oil and something yummy. I only know I CANNOT stop eating that!! I wanted to whack the free eggs too but was way too full from the free bean sprouts to do so. Will return if in the area, just to whack the bean sprouts again!
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