Danboard · Food · Japanese · Rice · Sushi

Ikea Shopping and Sushi Express

Yawns, so sleepy as it’s another holiday. Went to IKEA as some of the furnitures and fixtures are of age and needs to be replace so we went there to shop and get some idea what to replace.

Daddy, This bed very nice. Buy for me to sleep?
Buy this cupboard also, I can do some gym workout also

After shopping for a few hours, we got tired and we went for late lunch

Daddy, I hungry already. Can we go find some food?

We had our lunch at Sushi Express at Tampines One as we are quite tired and don’t really want to wait. Eating conveyor sushi means that you can start eating immediately as soon as you enter.

Tako: Eating my friends again, you devil!
Tako: Eating my friends again, you devil!
Tako: My friends!! T_T

Tako: Eating my friends again, you devil!

Tako: Don’t try to feed me. I don’t want to eat my friend

Cheap sushi, still passable. Nothing much to expect and rave about since it’s only $1.50 a plate. However there doesn’t seems to be much selection for the date and the sashimi is replenished very slowly. Not exactly happy to eat there, just to fill the stomach.

Time to go home and get the measurements done so that can go buy the fixtures and furnitures next time. Have a good evening and see ya 🙂

Food · Japanese · Lobster · Noodles · Ramen · Singapore

Ramen Keisuke Lobster King

TGIF! Finally it’s the weekend. Today I’m going to eat at this outlet which is abit special.

First, it only opens from 6 p.m and until 5 p.m. Second, It serves lobster broth ramen. Third, It serves Japanese wine and sake which makes it an Izakaya style ramen place. The place? Ramen Keisuke Lobster King.

Expect to see queue as soon as it is open. Either be early or prepare to queue.

It makes sense to open only at night till early morning as there are many bars and clubs around the area. In Japan, after a long night of drinking, it is common for salary-man to have a bowl of ramen to fill their stock before heading home. As I don’t really drink, I can’t really say much about their selection of alcohol but I think we all can come in for a hot bowl of ramen.

Lobster King takes inspiration from the French culinary style behind the famous French lobster bisque. Mr Keisuke Takeda also uses French rock lobsters specially imported from France. Carefully selected for its characteristic rich and abundant roe and flavour, the shells of rock lobster are first pan-fried, crushed into fine bits and subsequently simmered for 6 hours with a special blend of herbs and vegetables to create the Lobster Broth Ramen (Clear Soup). To create the creamy texture and unique depth in flavour in another creation – the Lobster Broth Ramen (Rich Creamy Soup), the stock brewing takes an additional 4-6 hours.

This bowl has also another special item besides the usual chashu, black fungus and bamboo shoots, the shrimp wanton.

Lobster Broth Ramen (rich) with Flavoured Egg

As it’s only my 2nd time here. I won’t call this a periodic review. The first time I was here was during the official opening event. Back then the broth was good but I think now it taste better than before. I remembered the shrimp wanton I had was a fail as the wanton crumbles due to overcooking. I would say they have improved on the wanton as it is now nicely cooked and you can taste the wholesome shrimp taste compared to back then it just taste like wanton skin.

Juicy whole shrimp inside.

Actually Lobster King and Kani King taste quite similar so I would more likely to recommend Kani King due to shorter queue but If I’m in the Clarke Quay area I’ll drop in for a bowl of tasty ramen with the wanton.

Back to shopping at Kinokuniya in Liang Court. I shan’t bored you all with books. See ya soon 🙂

Crab · Danboard · Food · Japanese · Noodles · Ramen · Singapore

Ramen Keisuke Kani King

With the weekend finally in sight, have you planned you are you going to spend the long weekend? Whether is going aboard for a short vacation, or short staycation or even just rotting around at home. I hope you will enjoy the long weekend. As for me, I’ll be doing what I do all the time, going around town eating all the delicious food.

Today’s menu is ramen again, but compared to the usual pork or chicken broth I’m going to have some crab broth ramen at RAMEN KEISUKE KANI KING. Kani King is the 11th restaurant in Ramen Champion Mr Takeda’s chain.

Not sure how much Mr Takeda pays Ultraman to advertise for him.

Mr Takeda uses specially imported swimming crabs and chicken bones to create the creamy base for Crab Broth Ramen with Rich Soup whereas for Crab Broth Ramen with Clear Soup, it will be a mixture of crabs, special blended herbs and vegetables and subsequently simmered down for hours to retain the distinct seafood flavour in the soup base.

Crab Broth Ramen (rich) with Flavoured Egg $15.90. Tako danboard is impressed.

I ordered the Crab Broth Ramen (rich) with Flavoured egg and I was not disappointed with it. The broth is simply marvelous. All that crab taste after the 1st sip of the broth makes me want to crawl sideways like a crab. The Chashu I had for the day was flavourful with the layer of fats. The noodles here are slightly thicker than the ones in their Tonkotsu or Tori King outlets but you’ll hardly taste the difference. Pair with black fungus, menma (bamboo shoots), it’s really a great combination and at this price it’s a steal. Everyone should at least try it once. My only regret is that maybe I should have ordered the clear soup instead as weather is hot and by the time I finish the bowl, my throat is abit dry.

If you’re in town and got tired of the usual pork or chicken based ramen, why not drop by and try this. Trust me, You won’t regret it.

Now I have my fill, I’m need my beauty sleep. Wake me up when the weekend comes okay? Ciao

Chicken · Danboard · Food · Singapore

Movie day and 4 Fingers.

Hihi 🤗, It’s another Monday and the dreaded Monday blues. What’s a good way to cheer up and start your engine? A movie of course.

Watched Despicable M3 because my friend wanted to watch only this and Transformers but Transformers only start screen on Thursday. Quite an average movie I would say and would only recommend if you like Minions alot or have kids as it makes a good family movie.

Although movie is quite average, the minions toys from McDonald’s are fun

We went for some coffee after the movie

Cappuccino with love

After rotting the rest of the afternoon away, we went for dinner. As most places is quite crowded we went for 4fingers in Jurong point. It’s my first time trying it although I have been wanting to try it long ago but every time it has long queues in the location I’ve been.

I left the ordering to my friend cause I actually didn’t want to eat there in the first place.

She ordered the 3 drumlet set and offered to share with me. The fries taste good, not too oily and salty. It’s alot better than the ones in those fast food outlets that I’ve been (Apparently I didn’t taste any garlic flavour although my friend tell me it’s garlic flavoured. Not sure if I hear wrongly.) The drumlet is nicely marinated and the sauce is sweet yet balanced. Only complain there is that the drumlet seems over-fried and taste hard rather than crispy. Maybe that’s why this outlet seems like crowded compared to other location.

Overall still passable although I may want to try another time at another outlet to see whether the drumlet is always this hard.

Need to rest now. Be back soon. 🙂

Danboard · Food · Japanese · Noodles · Ramen · Singapore

Periodic Review: Keisuke Tonkotsu Four Seasons.

Good day, How was Father’s Day for you? Did you had some great family time?

Do you still remember how your dad used to piggyback you when you were young?

Like many Singaporeans, I went out for dinner with my family (because it’s a hassle to wash the dishes. I don’t mind cooking though) and of course being a ramen fanatic, I went for ramen again. Visited Keisuke Tonkotsu Four Seasons today. You may ask, what’s so fun about eating the same ramen by the same people all the time? Even though it’s the same ramen and they mostly serve the same menu, the taste of food differs from the person cooking, the environment etc. That’s why even though Putien has so many outlets in Singapore but only 1 in Kitchener Road was awarded  1 star michellin award.

I mostly visit this outlet back then due to the consistency of the food and the environment, it’s slightly bigger than most of their ramen outlets except the one in Parkway Parade.

Tonkotsu Ramen (Winter) The danboards can’t wait to tuck in.

To test the standard of a ramen, always eat their most basic item on the menu. If the base is bad, you can expect the rest won’t be great either.

The ramen doesn’t disappoints, creamy soup and runny ajitama. Paired with black fungus and chashu for a near perfect bowl. One of Keisuke’s ramen main point is that you can choose the texture of your noodles to be hard, normal or soft and also the soup-base to be thick or light.

If you’re coming at night, you may want to avoid 6.30 p.m to 8 p.m as the queue can get abit long.

Ciao, See you another day.

Food · Japanese · Rice · Singapore · Tendon

Periodic Review: Tendon Ginza Itsuki

Hi hi~(^o^)/

People always say Jiak Ba Bo Si Zo (Eat too full nothing better to do). So what do we need to do when we are not full? Go Jiak ba ba of course!.

Of the most filling foodstuffs, rice has got to be the main food for us Asian. There is this saying 没吃到饭好像吃不饱 (Didn’t eat rice like won’t feel full) This shows how important rice is in the food of Asians.

So, we are going to eat some Japanese rice today, specifically Tendon.

Tendon is often regarded as delightful one-bowl soul food meals for many Japanese around the world especially during summer. Ramen. Keisuke is one of the first to bring in affordable and delicious Tendon in Singapore. The restaurant is launched in collaboration with the Ginza Itsuki Sushi restaurant in Tokyo, Japan. It is opened since July 2015. I remember it being one of the best Tendon I have ever tasted. Does the taste still hold? Time for a periodic review.

As usual the queue is horribly long all day. You’ll be best to come 11.20 a.m or 5.20p.m before the shop opens to beat the queue or prepare to wait.

Tendon Ginza Itsuki only serves 2 items in it’s menu. The vegetable tendon set or special tendon set. I ordered the special set because I’m not really a big fan of vegetables.

Chawamushi is served by this waiter.

They’ll serve the Chawamushi first, quite the standard stuff with bits of seaweed on top, 1 mushroom slice, a bit of chicken and shrimp and gingko inside. It doesn’t takes more than 1 minute to finish this.


Special Tendon.

I’m quite disappointed when I see this. Just look at the prawn and all the sauce. The way the prawn bends already tells me that this is oily and soggy. True enough, only the vegetable is still slightly crunchy (In the past it’s definitely better). The rest is a soggy mess. There’s supposed to be a deep-fried poached egg inside but I accidentally poked it. Well, at least there’s still miso soup to get rid of the oily taste. It’s still quite a value for money meal considering the amount of serving and ingredients but the standard have definitely dropped alot. I won’t queue that long just to eat this though but if you are hungry and there’s no queue. Why not?

Now I’ve eaten. It’s really jiak ba bo si zo time. Got to take my beauty nap. Bye~

Danboard · Food · Ramen · Singapore · Uncategorized

Periodic Review: Keisuke Tori King

When it’s time for lunch, the stomach will automatically growl for food. Decided to try to visit another Keisuke outlet for lunch today. Wanted to go to Tendon Itsuki for Lunch but I reached there late. (They closed at 2.30p.m for afternoon break) so I decided to go to Tori King instead (They close at 3p.m for afternoon) break. It’s abit of rush since I reach around 2.40p.m( I didn’t want to squeeze with the lunch crowd so I came out quite late)

It’s not the first time I’m here so I’ll skip the interior/exterior photos (You can always ask Google Sensei).

What makes Tori King special it’s one of the few outlet that does not deal with Tonkotsu soup base (except Lobster King and Kani King).

I had this waiter to take order of Tori King Ramen.

Welcome, let please me know when you are ready to order.

As there isn’t much people after the lunch rush. It came fairly quick.

Tori King Ramen, who doesn’t like drumstick? 🙂

That gooey yokey egg always makes me happy and I’m already drooling after seeing the drumstick. No more time for pictures. Gotta tuck in.

The smell of the fried shallots, the chicken base soup and chicken oil is simply irresistible. I used to dislike chicken based ramen until I have tried this and this flavour has not changed although I think the last time I eat this the drumstick meat is more tender. Not really noticeable but I’m just picky.

The tea craving kick in again after lunch so went to Starbucks and grab their limited menu of Matcha Frappucino with Earl Grey Jelly.

Matcha Frappecino with Earl Grey Jelly.

The drink wasn’t so bad but if Starbucks can cut down on the sweetness it would have been better. The Earl Grey Jelly taste like coffee jelly though. Still prefer my cup of Hokkaido Azuki Cream Matcha from yesterday, not to mention it’s cheaper too.

Had my fill, gotta go. Jyaa~