Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Keisuke Four Seasons @ Bugis

I am going to stick out my neck and say this: Keisuke Four Seasons king is probably the best ramen restaurant in Singapore at the moment. I've tried 3 of their flavours and all have been, par excellence

Keisuke needs no introduction to foodies - his restaurants include Keisuke Tokyo; Tonkotsu King; and Tori King, and he's just added this new outlet called Four Seasons King. As the name suggests, there are 4 flavours which correspond to the 4 seasons:
Spring - Basil and cheese;
Summer - spicy minced pork;
Autumn - bonito; fried mushrooms;
Winter - pork tonkotsu
and a special flavour i.e. "King" - stir fried pork.

The first I tried was "Autumn" - this was pretty delicious, full bodied, full of umami, and very slurpworthy. Mushrooms added an extra layer of umami to an already rich stock. (8.5/10)

Summer didn't disappoint either - the addition of spicy minced pork really gave an added "kick" to the thick rich tonkotsu-based broth. (8/10)
But if you really want the works, check out the "King" flavour - this is really excellent. The stir fried pork and the addition of ginger really lifts the dish to a whole new level. Here the stock is again excellent - truly delectable depth of flavour, of complex richness and thick mouthfeel. I would, without hesitation, give it a (8.75/10) and proclaim it as probably the best ramen in Singapore.

I would love to hear your comments!

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