Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Keisuke Gyoza King

The newest outlet by Ramen Keisuke located at other corner of Orchid Hotel, a stone's throw from one of their other outlets.

This is a 18-seaters all-gyoza restaurant offers 3 different kinds of pan-fried dumplings to match with various sides, soup and rice as a set meal.

How to order:

STEP 1: Choose your Gyoza (5 pieces).

There are 3 different sets for selection:
Tonkotsu King Gyoza (Pork): Fine minced pork mixed with rich & thick tonkotsu broth to give it the excellent taste.
Tori King Gyoza (Chicken): Minced chicken mixed with rich chicken broth to nice and juicy feel.
Keisuke King Gyoza (Prawn): Minced prawn and pork mixed with strong flavor of crab stock to provide the excellent springy palatability.

STEP 2: Choose 2 side dishes.

1. Chicken Nanban with Tartar Sauce.
2. Stir-fried Egg with Chinese Chives.
3. Stir-fried Pork and Cabbage with Miso.
4. Deep-fried Tofu with Minced Pork Gravy.
5. Deep-fried Chicken with Spicy Sauce and Mixed Sesame.
6. Stir-fried Egg with Tomatoes.
7. Stir-fried Eggplant (Brinjal) with Miso.
8. Deep-fried Potato with Minced Pork Gravy.

STEP 3: Choose the size of Koshihikari Rice and soup (Miso / Vegetable)

. Rice. Small, regualr, large and extra large at the same price.
. Soup. Vegetable and Miso.

Marinated bean sprouts and cabbage pickles are available on the table for free.

Gyoza set is priced at $13.90 and a-la-carte order is $8.00 per set.

While queuing up, i completed the order chits. We selected the Tonkotsu King Gyoza (Pork) and Keisuke King Gyoza (Prawn). We opted for Chicken Nanban with Tartar Sauce, Stir-fried Pork and Cabbage with Miso, Deep-fried Chicken with Spicy Sauce & Mixed Sesame and Deep-fried Potato with Minced Pork Gravy. The size of rice is Regular and Large respectively and Miso Soup for both set.

Glasses of plain water were served immediately upon seated down and followed by Rice and Miso Soup.

The Koshihikari Rice used is the Japanese short-grain rice. Its texture has got a slight stickiness coupled with a desired softness. It tasted particularly good when using the Japanese Dry Seasoning available on the table to sprinkle over it.

The main ingredients of the Miso Soup were tofu and wakame. The wakame has got a likable sweet flavor with a slippery texture that complemented the smoothness of tofu. It tasted slight salty with a distinctive miso taste.

The Gyoza served next. Both sets came at the same time. The lightly flavored filling was wrapped in a thinly rolled piece of wrapper. It was nicely pan-fried on one side to leave a slight crispiness leaving the upper part with a steamed texture.

Tonkotsu King Gyoza (Pork). The lightly seasoned minced pork and the richness of thick tonkotsu broth was a pleasant combination. It tasted good though not outstanding.

Keisuke King Gyoza (Prawn). The sweetness of the prawn complemented the light flavor of the minced meat and the intense flavor of the crab broth was a delightful surprise. This is must prefer choice to the Tonkotsu King Gyoza.

All the dishes were prepared upon order and right in front of us in the open kitchen.

Chicken Nanban with Tartar Sauce. The chicken came in 2 pieces. It was nicely deep fried to give it the delightful crispiness and still succulent in texture. The Sauce tasted more like the Japanese Mayonnaise and not quite like the Tartar Sauce stated.

Stir-fried Pork and Cabbage with Miso. Slices of thinly sliced pork belly were stir-fried with cabbage as well as red and green pepper. It was a tasty dish though not too special. It would be better if more than 2 slices of pork are given.

Deep-fried Chicken with Spicy Sauce & Mixed Sesame. This is the nicest amongst all the side dishes. The 2 pieces of deep-fried chicken were mixed with Spicy Sauce then coated with sesame. The Spicy Sauce did not taste too spicy but the taste was further enhanced by the sesame.

Deep-fried Potato with Minced Pork Gravy. The deep-fried potato pieces were then served with the Minced Pork Gravy. The taste of minced pork gravy was rather appetizing.

The service was friendly and attentive. We were greeted upon enter and leaving. It was an enjoyable lunch.

1 Tras Link #01-15 SINGAPORE 078867.

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