There is always a queue at Ramen Keisuke Lobster King restaurant and for good reason. This swish establishment, cutely decked out as a traditional ramen eating house in throbbing Clarke Quay, dishes up the best ramen noodle soup with a twist. Now I do not profess to be a ramen expert or diehard fan but I keep coming back here for more and more ramen heaven. If you love noodles and lobster then you must try it, but be sure to arrive with a good appetite, a willingness to queue, and you will be in for the meal of your life!
Flossy’s rating: ★★★★
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King restaurant comes from the genius of Chef Keisuke Takeda who has 12 restaurants in Singapore and 23 ramen houses in Japan. Takeda was born in Hiroshima, Japan but started his career learning the French culinary arts before making the switch to ramen chef in 2005. In 2011, he won the coveted Ramen King title at the Tokyo Ramen Championships and from there, as they say, the rest is history.
At Ramen Keisuke Lobster King restaurant, the unique twist offered on the classic is the lobster flavoured soup base. To order your ramen, first choose a base from four options lobster broth (clear soup), lobster broth (rich soup), miso lobster broth or spicy miso lobster broth.
I recommend going for the rich lobster broth, which is thick with an almost creamy consistency. The taste is also a lot richer as the lobsters are simmered for up to 12 hours to create the broth, although it does make for a heavier meal. As for the trimmings, the deep fried prawn balls are a must as are the very succulent and tender pork and chicken chaschu. I usually pass on the egg (I am just not an egg fan) and likewise, the prawn wanton is a little too doughy for my liking.
In addition to the amazing ramen, Lobster King also offers some delightful side dishes including stir-fried mixed mushroom and the tasty prawn gyoza, both highly recommended. There are also unlimited eggs and marinated beansprouts for you to snack on throughout your meal. Did I mention… don’t forget to bring a healthy appetite? There is a lot of good food!
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King opens from 6pm until 5am (so great for supper after drinks). We arrived just before it opened at 5.45pm and had to join a rather large queue forming. Because it is always busy, this is not the kind of place you would come to spend an evening with a group of fiends and they don’t offer any wine or cocktails on the menu. Literally this is a place where you come to eat and then go. But nonetheless, it is at the very top of my list of favourite Japanese eateries in Singapore.
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
Clarke Quay, 3C River Valley Road, #01-07 The Cannery
Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay
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