Friday, 10 May 2013

Ramen Keisuke Tori King

It was an impromptu decision to visit Ramen Keisuke Tori King. Initially I was hesitant between Keisuke Tori King and Keisuke Tonkotsu King. It was then decided since it is in a shopping mall, plus it was raining quite heavily that day and parking is a lot more easier.

Not a very big restaurant, but still can expect friendly and fast service. Two points awarded for this :)

I like how they pasted some comic strips on their walls. If you have taken Japanese language before, this could occupy you for a short while, while your food is being prepared.

Not forgetting the free flow hard-boiled eggs and beansprouts already at your table!

I am not sure of the difference, but as displayed by them, white-colored eggs are normal eggs, while brown-colored ones are low in cholestrol? I had a few, but prefer the latter (greedy :P). Cold-marinated beansprouts, but very addictive to chew on.

Itchy hands? You will a small bowl filled with sesame seeds. Pound/grind the seeds to fine grains and mix it with your hot ramen, which will be coming soon after.

Here's how you order your ramen.

1. Choose Tori King, Black Spicy Tori King, or Green Spicy Tori King (wasabi-flavored). Prices differ based on the additional ingredients down each column.
2. Based on your taste preference, select the level of soup, chicken oil, and the noodle texture.
3. If you had enough of the selection, leave the last row empty, and hand up your "answer sheet"!

Beautiful skin?!?!?! "CAN YOU PLEASE SERVE MY RAMEN ASAP?!"

It's coming!! Chopsticks.. Checked! Spoon.. Checked! Mouth mechanism..... CHECKED!!!

Tori King Ramen with Flavored egg ($13.90), with strong soup-based, normal level of chicken oil, and normal noodle texture. The soup is luscious, egg is near full-cooked yet yolk a litte runny, and their drumstick is super soft and tender. I'm awed by the drumstick, so much so that I'm starting to detest those fried chicken wings..

Black Spicy Tori King Ramen Special ($16.90) with all toppings like "giant" seaweed, flavored egg, and a slice of pork. For this, the soup base is strong, less chicken oil, and normal noodle texture. It is not really spicy, even after I added Japanese Mixed Chili Pepper (Shichimi). But I prefer Black Spicy soup than the normal Tori King soup, as it is more flavory in my opinion. Seaweed is good-looking in size, but not cripsy and needs more effort to chew it apart.

Tried their Green Spicy Tori King Ramen Special on a different date, and realized Black Spicy Tori King is still the best! I am not able to savor the soup because the pungent smell of wasabi will choke me up, thus I have to slowly and carefully took each sip.

They do not take reservations, and is based on queue priority. Unless you came in a group of people, otherwise there's no hope in getting side seats which are close to the walls with those comic strips hanging around. I came around 12 plus in the afternoon, and it was still a quarter filled. Less than 10-15 minutes later, it's getting crowded and noise level is higher.

Keisuke Tori King is actually another branch, same as Keisuke Tonkotsu King. But heard from some that Tori King is much better. Your take? Nevertheless, Tonkotsu King... I will still be coming for you!

Ramen Keisuke Tori King

100 Tras Street
#03-15 100 AM Shopping Mall
Singapore 079027

Tel: (65) 6604 6861

Opening Hours
Mon - Sun: 1130 - 2200 hours

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