Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons Review

keisuke tonkotsu king

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.

Tonkotsu king four seasons

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.

free marinated bean sprouts at keisuke
free eggs served by keisuke

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.


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