Tonkotsu King Restaurant Review

tokatsu king four seasonsFirst off, it must be said that Tonkotsu King is located in Singapore. It is owned and operated by Japan’s 2011 Ramen Champion, Keisuke Takeda. There are five outlets in Singapore and for this review, we visited the one in Rochor Rd, Bugis.

tokatsu king bugistonkatsu-king-restaurantAs you can see, the place is often quite full and I hear its the same with their other branches. They do have limited seating capacity and they serve good ramen so it’s to be expected.

tonkotsu king four seasonsTheir menu is fairly simple and straightforward. The branch is called Four Seasons so in their menu, there are four types of ramen aptly named after the Four Seasons:

  • Spring: Basil and Cheese Ramen
  • Summer: Spicy Minced Pork Ramen
  • Winter: Pork Broth Ramen
  • Autumn: Minced Pork with Bonito Flakes and Fried Mushrooms Ramen

They also have the standard best-seller, Tonkotsu King Ramen which is Stir-fried Pork with Ginger on top.

tonkotsu king menuPlease be informed of the difference of Tonkotsu and Tonkatsu.

Tonkotsu = Pork Bone Broth
Tonkatsu = Fried Pork Cutlet

The ordering is simple also as each person is given an order sheet where you  tick-off the options in your order.

tonkotsu king order sheetThey also offer the system of “kae-dama” which is a refill of your noodles for just $2 if you are still hungry.

kaedamaService is fairly quick. The food is prepared after ordering and we must say it looked appetizing when the ramen arrived. It’s served with roasted sesame that you grind and mix into the soup as it brings out the flavor.

tonkotsu kingBoth the noodle and meat (I ordered Tonkotsu King Authentic Japan) are great. I enjoyed my meal and while Nagi (in SM Aura is good), I think Tonkotsu King is better. Surely a must-visit for ramen lovers while in Singapore.

tonkotsu king ramentonkotsu king porkIt is simply great value too that they offer free and unlimited beansprouts and eggs. The eggs are actually good also that many people raved about it too.

tonkotsu king eggThen there is the green tea cola. This is their own brew and while its ok… I find it a bit too sweet for my taste.

tonkotsu king green tea colatonkatsu-king-13I’d recommend a visit to this ramen shop while in Singapore. Here is the list of their 5 branches as of this writing.

  1. Ramen Keisuke: 3rd floor at Parco Millenia. Far left end just next to Botan Japanese Restaurant.
  2. Tonkotsu King at Orchid Hotel
  3. Tori King at Amara Hotel
  4. Tonkotsu King – Four Seasons at Bugis Village
  5. Gyoza KING – Tangjong Pager Orchid Hotel

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