Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons

Hey everyone!

I hope you’re not hungry from all the food talk yet because there are still several more food posts coming up and they are just too good to be missed. I have obviously been procrastinating too much lately. Blame the exams! ūüĎŅ

Bf frequents Bugis area a lot because he goes to the infamous Sim Lim Square to satisfy his gaming needs. Very often, he would take a faster route via Rocher Road to get there because Bugis Street is always too crowded, and he would notice this long queue of people outside a restaurant snaking down the street. Upon closer look, he realised that people were actually queuing for a Ramen restaurant, or Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons (Keisuke for short) to be precise, apparently very widely talked about online.

We are also Ramen lovers! How could we not know of its existence? Curious, we decided to check it out together one day when we were at Bugis to find out what the craze was all about.

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Seems like the norm in popular restaurants nowadays! Great, I love this system. Fair and square.

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Good service! Too bad we didn’t have the chance to try it haha.

We went at about 1pm on a weekday when everyone else was working, so there was no queue at all! We managed to get a table in a jiffy.

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Yay free stuff makes everyone happy!

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Beansprout is free! This is the main pot which you are supposed to get your own servings from.

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Grinder for the sesame seeds that you can add to your Ramen. The added seasoning brings out the different flavour of the soup.

Orders are made by filling out the order chit which you are able to choose the taste of the broth according to your preference! Keisuke is pretty flexible in this aspect as it allows you to choose the strength of the taste of your soup, its oiliness and the hardness of the noodle texture. Once completed, the service staff would collect it from you. Payments are made at the cashier after the meal.

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Price list (excluding GST and Service Charge)! The one on top was Bf’s. Mine’s right below.

We opted for everything that the restaurant recommended. Trust the experts! Hahaha.

There are only FIVE main dishes – the Ramen – to choose from: Spring¬†(Basil & Cheese), Summer¬†(Spicy Pork Minced), Autumn¬†(Pork Minced with Bonitos Flavour & Fried Mixed Mushrooms), Winter¬†(Pork Broth) and King (Stir-Fried Pork with Ginger on top), thus the name “Four Seasons”.¬†The variety is very limited but that’s exactly what’s keeping customers coming back! And trust me, you don’t need anything more to satisfy your hunger. The portion is actually quite big.

Here’s what we ordered!

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Green Tea Cola

It’s a Japanese Green Tea-turned-fizzy drink, oh my Goodness!

Best. Cola. Ever.

You could still taste the Green Tea, albeit sweetened. It tasted so good, we wanted to get another bottle! I don’t think you can get this anywhere because it’s actually self-manufactured ūüė¶ But I did stumble upon a news about Green Tea-flavoured Coca Cola drink! C’mon, Japan, export them pleeeease! Sharing is caring right ūüė¶

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My Autumn Ramen with Special Toppings (meaning everything)

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It’s so friggin’ good…..

This is highly recommended among all the seasons-named¬†Ramen because the broth is very flavourful and thick (even though I asked for “normal” taste so can you imagine how thick is “thick”?). The mushrooms dominated the taste bud but because it’s so strong,¬†you may grow sick of it towards the end.

The noodles were so springy, the soft-boiled eggs so chewy and the yolk was almost runny. Perfection. But I didn’t quite like the pork chashu because it was rather tasteless on its own and also quite difficult to chew.

Still, this is one of the best Ramens I’ve had¬†in my 24 years of life.

However, I probably won’t be ordering it again the next time I patronise because…

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Bf’s King Ramen, also with Special toppings

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The best among all!

There is something even better! It’s called the King Ramen, and boy does it really live up to its name.

The danger of ordering this is that I’d probably drain out the soup before I even dig into the noodles because the soup is just too delicious. If I could use an expletive description, I would totally use on this. But I shall refrain from doing so because I’m a good girl. And also because I want this blog to remain safe for kids. Hahaha.

Likewise, the broth was an explosion of flavour, sweet, savoury and tangy. I know because I took a sip of it and I immediately regretted my choice afterwards. ūüė¶

It’s also more value-for-money because it has more toppings than the rest and it’s only an additional of S$2!

And if you guys noticed, every flavour of Ramen a Keisuke has its own bowl design. I like that they get down to the specifics. I’ll definitely want to get the black bowl next time.

Alright, that’s all for this post!

Thanks for reading ūüôā

Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons
158 Rochor Rd (beside Bugis Street)
Singapore 188433
Operating hours:
Mon to Fri: 11.30am –¬†2.30 pm, 5pm –¬†10.30pm
Weekends and Public Holidays: 11.30am – 10.30pm
*Restaurant may close earlier if soup stock runs out

Yaki Yaki Bo

Hey everyone! I’m back with another food post because I’ve been eating out very often so that pretty much sums up my boring life.

(Just kidding, beauty posts coming up real soon!)

Yesterday, boyfriend and I decided to eat at Yaki Yaki Bo because he had completed his rewards card which entitled him to many free food. Damn aunty right I know.. We wanted to save the redemption for a rainy day but damn, good deals always come with an expiry date and it was going to expire at the end of this month! FASTER CLAIM THEM BEFORE WE FORGET!! We unintentionally forwent too many free meals in the past because we were too busy to redeem them.

Since we were at Serangoon, we went to their Nex outlet. Most of the reward points were collected at their Jurong Point branch because we usually had our lunch there after school.

For completing the rewards card, we were given the following:

Yaki Mentai Potato

Yaki Mentai Potato

Bacon, bacon everywhere.

Bacon, bacon everywhere. The Mentai paste was really good and flavourful and it went really well with the bacon!! It’s like a more glamourised version of mayonnaise…… Hah ok probably not the best description but you get what I mean right!?! IT’S JUST DAMN NICE LA PERIOD.

6-piece Teppan Gyoza

6-piece Teppan Gyoza

Gyoza fillings

Gyoza fillings. Boyfriend and I shared a bowl of rice coz there were too many dishes with potato.

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato

I frowned upon this on the menu ‘coz it definitely didn’t look appetizing at all. Since this was free I thought it wouldn’t taste nice but BOY I WAS WRONG. I loved it so much! The gravy was absolutely delicious and addictive! Pumpkin was softer and chewier than the sweet potato.

Teppan Chicken Set

Teppan Chicken Set (with a separate bowl of Japanese rice)

Close up of the chicken

Boyfriend and I ate the chicken without the skin because we’re so health-conscious like that. Chicken was alright, not very fantastic but honestly still pretty decent for a set meal. Haha (and don’t ask me why there’s a piece of corn kernel coz I also only noticed it now O_O)

Beansprout that came with the Teppan Chicken Set

Beansprout that came with the Teppan Chicken Set

Beansprout that came with the Teppan Chicken Set

I confess.. I’m not a veg lover and I dislike bean sprouts because I think they taste horrible. BUT THIS CHANGED MY PERCEPTION. I don’t know what magic the chef did but this was¬†the best bean sprouts I had. It was one of those dishes that smelt like its taste.

Yes, 4 free dishes in total. To prove that we were not all cheapskate and only there to dine for free, we ordered one extra meat dish because we are extremely carnivorous.

Rib eye beef

Rib eye beef

Rib eye beef

Our rewards card completion¬†is mostly¬†attributed to this ‘coz we’d order this on every visit (plus it’s not very cheap). You can choose how you want the rib eye beef to be done and we always opt for medium rare. Depending on the mood of the server, this may come with a special dip which enhances the overall taste (it’s already nice on its own but I like it to be a little more salty) so if yours forgets, do request for one!

Cabbage that came with the rib eye beef

Cabbage that came with the rib eye beef. It was originally bean sprout but since we already had that, we requested for a change to cabbage at no extra charge.

Preparation style is akin to that of the bean sprout

Preparation style is akin to that of the bean sprouts so it’s equally delish!

For desserts, we ordered Teppan Banana. It’s basically banana split but the banana is cooked with metal griddle to give that crunchiness. YUMS! Ice cream is topped with some semi-bitter powder which tasted like.. cocoa? Before I could really taste it it had already dissolved into the ice cream so yeah -_-

Teppan banana

Teppan banana

Inside the banana.. is banana flesh.

Inside the banana.. is its flesh. #captainobvious

My bill totalled up to $34.84 inclusive of GST and service charge omg. My cheapest restaurant meal ever. In addition, we got to spin their wheel of fortune to win vouchers worth up to $80. GUESS WHAT WE WON?

$30. Not too bad right!! We expected to win nothing since our luck isn’t that great. Hehehe so technically the meal was only $4.84 whoop whoop.

We got another blank rewards card but the management probably realised that previous validity period of 1 year was a tad too long (that allowed more time for cheapskates thrifty people like us to complete it) so they reduced it to 3 months. Such ngiao-ness (stinginess) lor, pfft. However the good news is that the card can still be used at other affiliated restaurants like Ichiban Boshi and Kuishin Bo. Find more outlets here.

That’s all from me! You can wipe that drool off your face now.