Ramen Keisuke Lobster King @ The Cannery | Clarke Quay, Singapore

Friday, February 26, 2016

Ramen Keisuke has outdone themselves this time with the 10th outlet Lobster King, featuring Lobster Stock Ramen. The outlet is located in the heart of Clarke Quay and strategically opens from 6pm - 5am, catering to the hungry night owls.

Chef-owner Mr Keisuke Takeda continues to showcase his extraordinary culinary skills by leaning on his expertise and knowledge in French culinary method. Introducing the four types of the all-new Lobster Stock Ramen, starting with Lobster Broth Ramen (Clear Soup) | N: $13.90 | FG: $15.90 | S: $19.90 which uses the French rock lobsters specially imported from France, the shells of rock lobster are first pan-fried, crushed into fine bits and later simmered for 6hours with a special blend of herbs and vegetables. Followed by, another 4-6hours of brewing to create the Lobster Broth Ramen (Rich Creamy Soup) | N: $14.90 | FG: $16.90 | S: $20.90.

Whereas for Miso Lobster Broth Ramen | N: $14.90 | FG: $16.90 | S: $20.90, the lobster broth is simmered with a special blend using 3 different types of miso while the curly ramen noodles served in this lobster creation are pan-fried by order. For the local-inspired ramen creation, the Spicy Miso Lobster Broth Ramen | N: $15.90 | FG: $17.90 | S: $21.90 is created with the addition of blended spices and chilli such as spicy oil, Japanese Ichimi and Sichuan Sansho, making this set to be a more flavourful and aromatic broth designed for local taste-buds.

There are three types of toppings to choose from or alternatively under the customised option, you may choose to add-on your favourite toppings or remove any ingredients stated on the ordering sheet.
- Normal: pork belly, chicken char siew, black pepper prawn wontons and topped with crunchy bamboo shoots.
- With Flavoured Egg: inclusive of normal and a flavoured egg.
- Special: all toppings inclusive of normal, flavoured egg and deep fried prawn balls.

Here's my take on the Lobster Broth Ramen with Rich Creamy Soup Special | $20.90, its thick and succulent lobster broth tasted somewhat like lobster bisque or rather in Asian terms, very gao prawn mee soup. For those with lighter palette, go for Lobster Broth Ramen (Clear Soup) or Miso Lobster Broth Ramen.

As part of Keisuke's signature, they always provide free boiled eggs and bean sprouts. Take note that Lobster King's rendition of bean sprouts has black pepper in it and can get spicy.

The drinks menu consist of soft drinks like the Keisuke’s Green Tea Cola | $4.00 and Keisuke’s Wasabi Ginger Ale | $4.00, also includes several types Sake which is available in shot that charges from $19.00 onwards and the bottle charges from $110.00 onwards.

Other than the signature lobster broth ramen, rice is also available such as Niku Meshi (Minced Pork on Rice) | $5.80, Omelette Rice | $10.80 and Fried Rice | $8.80. Although the pricing are reasonable, do not that these may not be the highlight on the menu or restaurant, I suggest sticking to the ramen for your mains.

Besides the mains, the side dishes they offer are Chicken Nanban | $9.80, Teriyaki Chicken | $8.80, Pork Gyoza (5pieces) | $8.80 and Stir-fried Mushroom with Garlic and Butter | $8.80. It’s a pity the Beef Tataki and Prawn Gyoza were sold out that night.

I thought Chicken Nanban servings were interesting as the preparation of nanban was made on the spot for us, however I find the nanban too salty so we decided to add in another (free) boiled egg and it turns out better. Overall, the sides were decent and if you like gyoza, do try out their 5th outlet, Keisuke Gyoza King.

This late night dining place is a 62-seater outlet which includes 16-seater alfresco dining and private dining room. It is the second largest ramen outlet under the Ramen Keisuke chain.

I'm so looking forward to more culinary revolution by Mr Keisuke Takeda and is grateful to attend the media tasting with the like-minded foodies.

Ramen Keisuke Lobster King: 3C River Valley Road #01-07 The Cannery, Singapore 179022

Opening Hours:
Daily: 6:00pm - 5:00am (L.O. 4:30am)
Closed on Chinese New Year

..Hosted Meal..

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