Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Fri: 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun: 11:30 - 22:30
Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons serves delicious ramen for everyone to love.
The restaurant was colorful decorated, with bright colored paintings decorated the walls. It was interesting that there was tatami mats on the chairs surrounding the counter. One can customize the ramen here, similar to other outlets. Remember to help yourself to the free flow hard boiled eggs, marinated bean sprouts. There's DIY to ground sesame seeds. There were various condiments also available. Ice water is served after placing order.
Tonkotsu Ramen King ($13.90++)
Instead of the usual char Siew, it was served with stir-fried pork with ginger on top. Barely tasted the ginger, but the pork was tender and flavourful with lots of caramelised onions. If you happen to visit the restaurant during your birthday, you will get a freebies too. The ramen was not bad. The staff were friendly and chatty too.
We are regular visitor of this restaurant, food is good and service is efficient. Always satisfy, untill today, a rude waiter ruined our dinner.
The auntie who served us was strict from the beginning, she brought us 3 glasses of water but saw 1 glass barley tea that my husband took from dispenser in front of restaurant, she gave us unpleasant look. Then it continued later while we were having our ramen, she came to check and saw the egg bowl was empty and the eggs were lying on the table (all still in tact with shell). She told us that we were not supposed to take the eggs home, i said we knew that and we were not taking any. She put all eggs back to the bowl. The truth is our 2yo son was excited to see bowl full of egg and wanted to hold them and asked us to take out from the bowl. We didnt see anything wrong with it as the eggs are still in tact with shell (didnt crack any egg at all). The auntie came back again in 5 minutes, just to check on the egg again! And found only 1 left in the bowl. I showed her that we were eating one, but she replied there were 3 before, without knowing that the other 2 were in my son's hand. She continued to say " there is cctv in this restaurant" and then went away. Not wanted to argue in front of our son, we just fed him quickly and told him not to play with the egg anymore, though he looked sad, we just wanted to get out from there soon!
To Keisuke ramen management, pls note that we visit your restaurant for your ramem, NOT YOUR EGG!! Your waiter had wrongly accused us and said something like "beware of being caught stealing egg!". That is very rude and offensive! If you have to check on every egg that customer ate, then better dont serve it at all.
Hate to see good food come with this kind of untolerable service.
I had been planning for a second trip since my first visit to Keisuke. It was hard to avoid this place since Bugis was along the way home after booking out.
But having the book-out timing meet the opening hours was the difficult part. Nevertheless, I was lucky to book out right when they opened for the afternoon crowd!
Located under one of the quaint shop houses along Rochor road. Tonkotsu King makes no attempt to hide it's presence. On a bright afternoon I couldn't help but notice bright light reflecting from the golden signboard placed outside the restaurant's door.
Right when I opened the front door I could smell the simmering tonkotsu broth. The space was tightly packed with wooden furniture and sakuras were strung across the ceiling, creating a surreal feeling of dining in a Japanese ramen restaurant.
Besides the surreal atmosphere, the ramen is the main highlight of this post. I am very impressed by the amount of attention the chefs payed to preparing the ramen. Ensuring the correct timing and proper technique to produce the right texture and springyness to the ramen.
After preparing the ramen, the thick savory broth were then scooped from the heated pot into the bowl of ramen. The thickness and saltiness of the broth hits the right spot. It isn't as thick and salty as Menya Musashi or as light as Ramen Monster.
And before serving the ramen, the chashu were sliced from a thick slab of chashu that was seared till the skin was charred and slightly crispy.
The chashu is packed with unami on the first bite and leaves a bitter sweet aftertaste that complements the unami very well.
The ramen is not the only aspect that surpasses the common standard. Keisuke offers free eggs and marinated bean sprouts as well. For the first time, I felt that the service charge was well payed for.
Overall i would say that Keisuke is one of the most affordable ramen restaurant in town that offers the best ramen and service. It is definitely a must try if you happen to be around Bugis.
Originally posted at: thelivinginventory.com/2015/02/best-ramen-in-singapore-ramen-keisuke.html