8/8/2013 – After hearing rave reviews from my friends regarding a ramen place around the Bugis area, I brought XD to this ramen shop, opened by the Ramen Keisuke chain, which is headed by the ramen king of the Ramen Champion series back in Tokyo, Chef Keisuke Takeda. This is also their 4th outlet here.
This is another place (like Ramen Santouka) that I felt I was dining in their origins.
They have 5 types of ramen to choose from; 4 representing the four seasons and their specialty. You can customize the ramen so that it tastes like what you want it to be.
I had a Tonkotsu Ramen Winter with All Toppings ($14.90++). This was basically the normal tonkotsu ramen, one should have in the winter season. The all toppings added jew’s ear, seaweed, soft-boiled egg and stir-fried pork into the ramen. The broth was thick and not at all salty, the ramen tasted chewy. The seaweed came in a big piece, something which I didn’t really expect. The soft-boiled egg was cooked perfectly, silky and full of flavour. The stir-fried pork was excellent too, chewy and flavourful.
Tonkotsu Ramen Winter with All Topping
XD had a Tonkotsu Ramen Autumn with All Toppings ($16.90++). Autumn is minced pork with bonitos flavour with fried mixed mushroom. The minced pork tasted great alongside with the mixed mushroom. Otherwise, the same taste for Winter applies here.
Tonkotsu Ramen Autumn with All Toppings
A definitely must come to place for a ramen lover. It is no wonder that this place is in the tops for best ramen in Singapore, though in comparisons to other ramens I have eaten this place will definitely be in the lead, making the 40 minutes that I have waited in the queue just to get seated worthwhile. Reminder to self: get the Green Tea Cola ($3.80++) that is only available here the next time I’m here.
Note: 3 months later, I visited another sister ramen restaurant – Ramen Keisuke Tori King
Food: 9.8/10 (excellent ramen)
Ambience: 9.3/10 (well furnished according to the theme of the restaurant)
Comfort: 8.8/10 (place small and quaint)
Service: 8.9/10 (fast and helpful service)
Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons
158 Rochor Road
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 10.30pm (Mon – Fri), 11.30am – 10.30pm (Sat & Sun)
Tel: +65 6333 5740