Ramen Keisuke Tori King – For all Chicken Based Ramen Lovers!
Hi guys, it has been a very busy week for me. After coming back from Taiwan, I have been swamped with lots of work and I can finally take a breather now. I will take a break from sharing my Taiwan posts because they take a lot a lot of time, and I will continue with it next week.
So Derrick has been raving about Tori King to me for many weeks, so last Saturday we decided to pop by and give it a try. Ramen Keisuke Tori King is the 3rd ramen restaurant opened by the winner of the Tokyo Ramen Championships 2011, Keisuke Takada. I have tried Keisuke in Parco Marina Bay, Keisuke Tonkotsu King in Orchid Hotel and I can’t wait to try this! Wonder if they are going to come out a Keisuke Beef King concept next!
The ramen scene in Singapore is getting very saturated and I guess you have to be different in order to stand out. Unlike the Keisuke Tonkotsu King in Orchid Hotel, this latest ramen outlet focuses on chicken based ramen.
If you recall, there used to be another ramen restaurant that does chicken based ramen called Marukin Ramen in Scotts Square but unfortunately, the shop has closed. I thought locals do not prefer chicken base ramen but from the queues outside Keisuke Tori King, it doesn’t seem to be the case.
The decor here is very retro, with comics and old posters pasted on the wall, giving it a very ‘60s Japan feel.
Keisuke Tori King serves free flow of complimentary eggs and seasoned beansprouts.
Before your ramen arrives, be sure to grind the seasame first. Pour it into the ramen which it arrives on your table because the sesame will bring out a different flavour of the soup.
Like Tonkotsu King, they have a standard menu (ramen with a chicken drumstick) but you get to choose the soup base – chicken broth, black spicy (black pepper) or green spicy (wasabi).
Original flavour of Tori King Ramen Special (All Toppings, $15.90) comes with a big piece of grilled chicken thigh, seaweed, chasyu and a flavoured egg. It was said that the delicious chicken broth is simmered with chicken bones, chicken feet and vegetables for over 8 hours, hence it is very rich but not overly heavy or salty. Frankly, I quite enjoy my soup. And there is a note at the shop front saying that there are lots of collagen in the soup! So as you have expected, I finished my whole bowl of soup! They hit the right button, the word “collagen” is a magic word for all women!
Black Spicy Tori King Ramen Special (All Toppings, $15.90) has everything of Tori King Ramen Special except that it has black pepper added to the soup and chicken.
I guess the star of the outlet is definitely the grilled chicken thigh. It is very tender with a shiny brown skin which no one can resist. I prefer the original version of it, without any wasabi or black pepper. The egg is good too, soft and runny with a hint of soy sauce.
If you love wasabi, try the Green Spicy Tori King Ramen Special (All Toppings, $16.90) where the soup is flooded with the green wasabi. And the chicken is also smeared with creamy wasabi sauce.
Service is very fast, and you get a side plate for putting your chicken thigh.
Ramen Keisuke Tori King
Address: 100 Tras Street, #03-15 100 AM
Tel: 6604 6861
Opening hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm
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