Ramen Keisuke Kani King – Revolutionized Crab Broth Ramen!
Congratulations once again to Ramen King, Chef Keisuke Takeda. With his recent successful launch of Lobster King two weeks ago in Clarke Quay, chef and owner Mr. Keisuke Takeda is all set to tantalize taste buds with the 11th restaurant in his chain in Singapore – Ramen Keisuke Kani King – opening on 3rd March 2016. Oh wait! That’s TODAY!!! This new 40-seater restaurant will specialize in Mr. Takeda’s latest creation, Crab Broth Ramen.
Upon entering the new restaurant, your mood will instantly be lifted up all thanks to their colourful interior that exudes a celebratory vibe yet, at the same time, gives customers a sense of being comfortable in their own “homes”. Mr. Takeda explained that their interior is designed with resemblance to the Shōwa period (昭和時代) in Japan. During this historical period, Japan’s economy was thriving greatly. Pop culture and superheroes such as Ultraman instantly rose to fame. You’ll be able to notice many posters and sculptures of Ultraman within this ramen restaurant. Japan was also described to be the most radiant during this period so Mr. Takeda hopes to spread this joyful feeling to his customers. He hopes that his customers enjoy both the dining experience and the ramen itself.
Many would already be familiar with Mr. Takeda’s injection of fresh perspective to the traditional ramen. His passion and versatility with ramen has brought along variety and excitement to the ramen community with the introduction of lobster broth and crab broth, which have been a hit with ramen lovers of all ages.
At Ramen Keisuke Kani King, you’ll find the all-new Crab Broth Ramen in four different styles namely, Crab Broth Ramen with Clear Soup ($12.90), Crab Broth Ramen with Rich Soup ($13.90), Spicy Crab Broth Ramen ($14.90) and Crab Broth with Mixed Fried Omelet Ramen ($13.90). On top of these, Mr. Takeda is introducing Crab Dipping Noodles ($13.90), also known as Tsukemen, a popular Japanese noodle dish, for the first time and it’s only available at this new restaurant.
Instead of using pork base which is commonly used for ramen broth, Mr. Takeda uses specially imported swimming crabs (watarigani) from around the region and chicken bones to create the creamy base for Crab Broth Ramen with Rich Soup. For Crab Broth Ramen with Clear Soup, it will be a mixture of crabs, special blended herbs and vegetables and subsequently, simmered down for hours to retain the distinct seafood flavour in the soup base. The process of preparing Crab Broth Ramen is almost similar to Lobster Broth Ramen but the creative Mr. Takeda wants customers to realize their difference distinctively hence, he made the former taste more feminine, with the help of adding more vegetables whereas the latter taste more masculine.
The Kani Tama Ramen aka Crab Broth with Mixed Fried Omelet has a really strong seafood flavour, which we thoroughly enjoyed and cleared the entire bowl of broth. Adding fried omelet was an amazing twist as people would usually opt for the savoury Japanese flavoured eggs. Egg-lovers like us were super satisfied with the amount of eggs we were devouring. The omelet was really soft and fluffy and we believe it was soaked long enough in the broth such that it contains the seafood flavour, yet did not taste goo-ey nor overly-soft.
Another impressive creation by Mr. Takeda is the Crap Dipping Noodles (Tsukemen). Basically, you get to enjoy this dish in just three simple steps. Firstly, you may eat the noodles once it has been dipped with the broth in it. Secondly, add chilli oil, chilli powder and vinegar to your noodles for different tastes. Thirdly, you may request for the clear broth to be added into your remaining broth so as to enjoy every last drop of the broth. We love the cold noodles that’s dipped into the flavoursome hot broth. Out of all the broths at Kani King, we enjoyed this the most! The broth is thick enough but not too overpowering even after having many mouthfuls.
Accessible location? Checked! Affordable pricing? Checked! Amazing ramen? Checked! What’s more, this restaurant is opened till late night so those who catch late-night movies, you know where to head to for supper! Just a little secret – keep your eyes peeled for further innovative ramen dishes that Mr. Takeda will come up with! Do you know that he’ll be opening a Pufferfish ramen outlet in Japan in this same month?! We posed a question to him, “Having tried many Singaporean local hawker fare, is there any dishes that you feel have the potential to be turned into a ramen broth/dish?” He instantly laughed and shook his head saying, “Too many!!!”
Ramen Keisuke Kani King
Address: 8 Grange Road, #01-03, Cathay Cineleisure, Orchard, Singapore 239695
Contact: 6262 6968
Opening hours: 12pm – 3pm and 5pm – 10pm (Mon-Thu), 12pm – 3pm and 5pm – 2am (Fri&PH eve), 12pm – 2am (Sat), 12pm – 10pm (Sun&PH). Opens daily except Chinese New Year.
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