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2014-03-29 67 views
Whenever I pass by Orchid Hotel, there is always a long queue that attracts my attention. The people are actually queuing for Keisuke Tonkotsu King, the little ramen shop which is accessibly to Tanjong Pagar MRT Station. C and I always wanted to try the ramen and we decided to join the queue on one of the weekdays after work. We reached the place around 7.20pm and queued for approximately an hour to settle down for our ramen.The ramen shop is relatively in size and can only sit about 20pax. Thus
The ramen shop is relatively in size and can only sit about 20pax. Thus, this explains why the queue is long. The staffs do try to speed up the turnover by giving out the ordering sheet of the whole menu to customers who are queuing.
In the ordering sheet, there are options to choose between the basic Tonkotsu Ramen ($10.80), Black Spicy ($11.80) or Red Spicy ($11.80). I had Tonkotsu Ramen with choice of add on Seaweed. There are indications of the soup to be light, normal or strong. You can also choose the noodles texture you want. Additional add on choices (eg. Chashu, seaweed, eggs) are available in the ordering sheet. The serving speed really fast once we handover over the ordering sheet to staff. The ramen was served within 2-5minutes time after being seated in the restaurant. Before the ramen was served, each table was served with the pestle and mortar which has some black and white sesame seeds inside. We grinded it up and tossed them all into the bowl of ramen. It’s an added nice aroma in the soup broth. The soup broth tasted not too heavy and smoothing to my taste bud. Most importantly it is not too oily for me as I did not choose to add in chicken oil into my ramen bowl.
A basket of eggs are placed on each table for customers to take. It’s complimentary plain hard boiled eggs. There is also a container of pickled bean sprouts on the table as well. However, our table doesn’t have the pickled bean sprouts which I think the staff might have overlooked it. We also tried the Japanese Green Tea Cola. This is something new that caught our attention. It’s a green tea flavoured dizzy drink which I don’t really taste the green tea in it.