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Ramen, that is something quite a few of us love… But recently, there have been a new wave of Ramen craze sweeping across the Ramen restaurants. I am pretty sure you have heard of the Truffle, Cheese, Lobster and especially Crab Ramen… But, the question is, are they any good? And guess who is about to find out?
In the famous Suntec City Mall, sits a rather small and yet, crowded Ramen Restaurant Keisuke Tokyo… It does rather blend in, I must say, among all the Korean and Japanese Restaurants…
Actually, I have tried their Ramen before, they used to be at Millenia Walk before they moved here… Back then, there was rarely a crowd, but now… Must be the Ramen fad I guess!
Just like back then at Millenia Walk, you choose and customise your Ramen, and tick it off on a little slip of Paper, which you then pass to the server… They also give a container of Bean Sprouts as garnish for your Ramen (or you just whack it as an appetiser). The Bean Sprouts were rather tasteless though…
Now, on to the food! To start, a little plate of Fried Rice ($8.00). The rice was mushy and lacked flavour… It was almost missing a ‘Wok-Hei’ flavour I look for in good Fried Rice.
This is their speciality, and the one you have been waiting for… The Crab Stock Ramen Special ($18.90)! Now, I selected normal broth, normal oil and normal noodles, and I would recommend that settings for the full flavour and experience. The Noodles were firm and chewy, and the Broth was extremely rich with a strong Crab taste, but slightly too salty for my liking… The Char Siew was sliced thinly which I liked, but slightly chewy… Surprisingly… Overall, it was pretty good… But, I must say I would still prefer a good, rich Tonkotsu Broth!
In conclusion, fine… A fad is a fad, but call me a slight traditionalist, but I have never found the classic broths, like Miso, Shio and Tonkotsu boring… Classics are born for a reason, and as I said, I doubt I wouldn’t enjoy their Tonkotsu Broth as much as their Crab broth…
Keisuke Tokyo Ramen Dining
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City #02-391