Some people ask me, how do I remember the taste of food since I don't take notes? I would say that pictures help plenty! Besides keeping receipts for name and price referencing, photos will remind me of a dish's key characteristics, as if transporting it right before me again. And trust me, this is very useful for backlog posts!
Some time before school starts (yes, its that far behind), my classmates and I had a dinner gathering and being the residential food directory, they asked me to recommend places to go! I thought Parco might be a pretty good idea since most of them haven't been there before, and we settled on Keisuke since we were curious how Japanese prawn noodles will taste like!
Widely covered in other blogs already, Keisuke Tokyo specialised in using prawn stock for their ramen. With a black chic decor, we managed to get a semi-private corner of long table for the 11 of us. Service was prompt and friendly, refilling our water glasses at regular intervals.
Prawn Stock Ramen Special ($19.00)
Of course I must have a go at their signature dish! Served in a pretty dome bowl, the broth was clear with an orange tint, thanks to the mass of prawns sacrificed. Rich in flavour, it was a very different approach from the usual pork bones base but then I thought: apart from the novelty, will I be willing to pay this much again for an upgraded version of Prawn Mee?
In fact, everything else about the ramen was pretty normal. White noodles, stewed bamboo shoots, prawn wantons, bland chicken meat and a not-so-good egg. Alright, prawn stock ramen, checked!
Special Crab Stock Ramen ($15.80)
Now I thought this was in fact a better find! The soup was thicker and more intensive, brimming with crab sweetness. Using thick flat noodles and topped with a piece of well-layered pork slice, I enviously eyed my friend as he slurped up every drop of it!
Prices here are pretty reasonable in the ten to twenty range, but I just feel that they need something more unique to keep me going back. For a start, maybe make the crab stock ramen a regular item? If not I would probably head straight for Nantsuttei when in the area!
Keisuke Tokyo Parco Marina Bay #P3-02 Tel: 6337 7919