Keisuke Tonkotsu King – Ramen that packs a punch in Tanjong Pagar

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TY and I decided to have dinner near my workplace (Tanjong Pagar) two Fridays ago.

With no place to eat in mind, we were just walking around… There are a few stores located on the first level of Orchid Hotel. One of the shops Keisuke Tonkotsu King always have a snaking line outside whenever I pass by the area. It was very packed that evening but we decided to queue for it too! #yaytoqueuing

Keisuke Tonkotsu King Ramen_Orchid Hotel_Singapore_best_ramens(Image courtesy of chubbybotakkoala)

So we finally got in after waiting for more than 45 minutes. It’s a very small and cosy restaurant. Note: Big groups may find it difficult to find a seating.

So while waiting.. what’s interesting is they give you this sesame seed bowl and a grinder. Think it’s for self-entertainment while we’re waiting for the ramen to arrive.

“No selfies, no. I need to concentrate on this taugay right now”

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetMenu here. We are both trying the original Tonkotsu Ramen!

Keisuke Tonkotsu King Menu

The Tonkotsu Ramen Special (All Toppings)

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My Tonkotsu Ramen with extra egg and no spring onions.

First thoughts…. soup base was very thick and flavorful. Not too salty, which I like. However both of our consensus is that there’s something lacking in the soup. The noodles are chewy. The soft boiled egg was quite normal only. In fact, mine was a little too overcooked. There’re no bamboo shoots. Instead they use black fungus which I pretty much like as well.
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I liked it and don’t mind returning back for more, but if the queue is too long then maybe not!

One of my favorite ramen places is still Chabuton. Their Tonkotsu Ramen is my absolute favorite!

After which, we headed to our favorite place (Wimbly Lu) which has become TY’s most hated place on earth in a matter of 2-3 hours.

I think the residents there have been complaining about the crowd due to the food outlets there, so there were traffic controllers around directing drivers where to park. We were told to go elsewhere after parking twice, and finally settled at an area outside a residential house.

Their new menu!

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Handsome bb :D
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And then, a $70 fine awaits when we walked towards the car… Super super suay right?!

Thus, TY said he’s never coming back to Wimbly Lu again. The End. *cries*

Can’t wait for the long weekend end of this week! :)

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