Friday, April 16, 2010

Keisuke Tokyo, Parco Marina Bay


Decided to make the trip down after hearing about this place (9 Raffles Boulevard, #P3-02 Parco Marina Bay, Millenia Walk, tel : +65 6337 7919) and their special prawn based broths for their ramen. From what I gathered, Keisuke's ramen shop has a small chain in Tokyo and is apparently the first outlet outside of Japan. I was a little disappointed after trying the ramen.

The word is that owner/chef had been a chef for French cuisine in Japan for a dozen years. And something about him making shrimp consomm√© is somehow related to that French background and their ebi ramen. The broth of said ebi ramen tasted much like a greasy prawn noodle soup - albeit one with fancier toppings. Like prawn wanton, chilled chicken slices, pickled vegetables plus some thinly shaven shreds of yuzu which added some extra flavours to the relatively flat broth. 

The thing that I thought enjoyable were those chilled slices of chicken which was kinda like a sober drunken chicken if you catch my drift. The straight yellow noodles were chewy but it wasn't the type that I usually liked in ramen.

Doubt I would make the effort just to come back here again.


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