Everytime we walk by this place at the Orchid Hotel in Tanjong Pagar, there is always a long queue. So imagine our surprise when we walked by around 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon and there was no queue. And to top it all off, we were hungry. So we went for Kesuke Ramen Tonkatsu King.
The queue forms very quickly.
It is not big inside at all, thus the wait, but very typical Japanese.
It’s a one man cooking show. He does it all.
The menu is small enough so that he can do it all.
It’s Ramen, Spicy or not. If Spicy, Black or Red. It’s that simple.
Each table comes with condiments and unlimited hard boiled eggs. Don’t get full on the eggs before your Ramen comes!
You are supposed to grind the sesame and add it to the broth to enhance it’s flavor. Not so sure it did that, but some say it works.
Here is the normal Ramen. You can tell them what level you want for oiliness, for concentration of broth, firmness of noodle, etc. It’s really customizable.
This is the Black Spicy.Either way, what a great bowl of ramen. Filling and delicious! I guess it would have been worth the wait to queue if we did queue.