Saturday, February 20, 2016

Ramen Keisuke Lobster King @ Clarke Quay

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The Ramen King, Chef-owner Keisuke Takeda does it again with its 10th outlet in Singapore introducing the first ever Lobster Stock Ramen, available in 4 different styles. Ramen Keisuke Lobster King is located at Clarke Quay, strategically just beside the soon to be opened Zouk, it will be a perfect supper place for the party-goers

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Frozen Kirin Draft 4.2/5

We started with some pre-drinks before checking out the new unique ramen. The Frozen Kirin Draft ($16) caught my attention as I have not tried frozen beer before. It comes with an icy layer of foam, probably that helps to trap the coolness of the beer, and kept it more chilled.

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Stir Fried Mushroom with Garlic and Butter 4/5

Accompanying our draft beer, we ordered some light bites to go with it. The Stir Fried Mushroom ($8.80) is cooked to fragrant together with butter and garlic, accentuating the whole flavour.

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Prawn Gyoza 3.5/5

The Prawn Gyoza ($8.80 for 3 pc) is rather unique. Initially I thought it is like wanton where the prawn and meat are minced and mixed together. Instead, it is served with the whole prawn with a layer of marinated minced pork wrapped in gyoza skin. I thought it felt a bit hollow or airy inside as the mixture did not fully fill the interior of the gyoza.

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Chicken Nanban with Homemade Tartar Sauce 4.5/5

The Chicken Nanban ($9.80) is a must try at Ramen Keisuke Lobster King. It comes with a homemade tartar sauce that goes very well very with the fried chicken. It was so good that I was hoping to bring back the sauce home to make sandwich for my breakfast.

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At Ramen Keisuke Lobster King, you can help yourself to the unlimited serving of bean sprouts and hard boiled eggs.

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Lobster Broth Ramen, Clear Soup 4/5

Chef Keisuke uses the French technique to make his lobster broth. He imported French rock lobsters, for its rich and abundant roe and flavour to make the broth. The shells are pan fried, crushed into small pieces and simmered for 6-8 hours with herbs and vegetables to create the clear soup. This is how the base of the Lobster Broth Ramen, Clear Soup with All Toppings ($19.90) is made. We choose all toppings option that comes with seaweed, bamboo shoot, prawn wanton, deep fried prawn ball, pork chashu and chicken chashu. The broth which is dark in colour is really rich and robust, it reminds me of our local prawn mee soup.

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Miso Lobster Broth Ramen 4.2/5

Compared to the Clear Soup, I would preferred the Miso Lobster Broth Ramen with All Toppings ($20.90). The soup base with the addition of miso gives it a more balanced flavour.

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Lobster Broth Ramen, Rich Soup 4.5/5

My favourite is the Lobster Broth Ramen, Rich Soup with All Toppings ($20.90). The soup base is more creamy in texture. I was told that chicken feet was used to get the creaminess. The rich soup base is more distinct in the essence of the lobster. In fact, it reminds of lobster bisque.

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Spicy Miso Lobster Broth Ramen 4/5

Singaporean loves spicy food and it is appropriate to have the Spicy Miso Lobster Broth Ramen ($21.90) on the menu. Using 3 different types of chilli for the bowl of spicy ramen, I still find it lacking the punch that will make me break into a sweat.

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Fluffy Omelet Rice 4/5

Besides the light bites and ramen, Ramen Keisuke Lobster King also offers the Fluffy Omelet Rice ($10.80) on their menu. Indeed the omelet was fluffy and creamy but what tickled my taste buds is the flavoursome beef stock of the curry sauce. Hidden underneath the fluffy egg is a bed of tomato flavoured rice.

Chef Keisuke never get fail to surprise us with his innovation and creativity, always bring ramen to a new level while not deviating from the tradition. Watch this space as I hear words that the eleventh outlet will be opening soon, offering Crab Broth Ramen. For diners that plans to check out the new ramen place, do note that this is lobster broth ramen not lobster ramen. Hence do not expect to find lobster in ramen except for the soup.


Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
The Cannery
3C River Valley Road
#01-07
Singapore 179022
Tel: +65 62552928
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Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay (NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 6pm - 5am

Direction: 
1) Alight at Clarke Quay MRT station. Take Exit E, F, C or G. Walk towards the river. Cross the river. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

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