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Hybrid Duck Broth Ramen

$14.90 · 16 Reviews

After a dramatically overextended, uninspired, illogical, gin-fuelled hiatus in writing any reviews over the last few weeks, @thintbites is seemingly back with an even greater gap in his writing than ever before, courtesy of procrastination and a forgettable sense of the word. It has been a long time coming but I suppose with the flow of things being ceaselessly inconsistent alongside the pretentiousness in my gourmet literature rising to an all time high, writing at a doable pace would be the most appropriate option in my personal opinion and decision.
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With that being said, let’s kick start this bad boy again with the one thing that I hold closest to my heart, that may very well ironically and eventually clog it up if I were to consume too much of it. We’re talking about ramen, and its myriad of possibilities and flavours shaped from decades of culinary endeavours. The place in mind is a very special place, being my favourite ramen shop in the entire world. Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke is a humble little abode nestled in the heart of the village of beer towers and happy hours that is Holland Village. We’re talking about Keisuke Takeda here, who in my opinion is the most legendary ramen chef in the history of modern ramen culture. His ramen empire in Singapore is a majesty to behold with a total of 19 outlets worldwide, of which 14 of them are in Singapore.
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With numerous specialty ramen shops incorporating fresh new takes on the infinite joy and abundance of ramen, Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke is just one of the geniuses of Keisuke Takeda, and stands to be my favourite ramen combining two of my favourite things: Ramen and Duck. Their Hybrid Duck Broth Ramen with Flavoured Egg in Rich Soup ($16.90++) is the crème de la crème in the world of ramen. This beauty features a robust, warm and sensational broth flavoured with duck bones and herbs, topped with two gorgeous slices of Irish hybrid duck with the perfect noodles to soak up every last drop of the quack.
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From wonderful customer service to the alluring charm of the complimentary hard-boiled eggs and toppings galore, this is the one place to be for ramen and ramen.

you'll have to pay me to eat it again.

Tsukemen 🤢 ($14.90++): "It's as though they squeezed duck perspiration into the tsukemen broth" - unfortunate birthday boy @shazech

The pork based ramen were more palatable and decent altho not as good as the other branch specialising in pork broth.

The ribs we ordered to share also had this gamey taste tho.. not sure if it's flavour retained in my mouth, or the "cross contamination" of the gamey flavour frm the hybrid duck in the wok prev.

I won't return to this branch.. I don't uds why ppl might like this branch if they do..maybe if they want to lose weight? I lost all appetite for abt a month aft having this, now slowly on the way to finding my appetite back. Love the lobster #keisuke branch tho!

#whrJapFood #whrRamen #whrKeisuke #whrHybridDuck

Opted for hard noodles but noodles still came off as slightly soft.

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Taste: 3/5

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My first try. It's really nice. I chose it in clear soup. It's just nice for my taste. Yummy. They have free flow of boiled eggs and bee sprouts. Water included too. We ordered their gyozas too. Everything's great. Left with full and happy stomach. Definitely to be back again

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Tried the hybrid duck broth ramen in both broths available. The rich soup is definitely more robust in flavour and is quite similar to tonkatsu but not quite as intense in flavour. The clear soup is milder on the taste scale, but significantly surpasses the rich soup in addition of the yuzu paste which really makes it 😍😍. Each bowl comes with 2 slices of duck, bamboo shoots and spinach. The duck has a nice side layer of fat with a slightly raw midriff (was a little too raw at first tbh) and was thick with a nice bite. The meal comes with free flow hard boiled eggs (their eggs here have a softer yolk that’s not the gross powdery kind!! And eat with the kewpie mayo for a bombz combination) and seasoned beansprouts. Service is quick and place is small but comfortable, would definitely recommend trying out the rich soup, or clear soup with addition of the yuzu salt 👍🏻👍🏻

Comes with 1pc seaweed, 2pcs roasted duck ball, 2pcs low temperature cooked duck, flavoured egg and spinach 》$19.90

We tried both the rich and clear broth and I preferred the light herbal broth. Not a fan and rarely take duck meat, I’m probably still not used to the taste of duck meat and find it difficult to swallow these 2 slices of expensive duck as they came with a really strong smell. They do provide yuzu chilli paste which helps a little but it kind of defeat the purpose of having a hybrid duck ramen. The duck balls were ok and the rest of the ingredients were to same with their other outlets.

Their special bowl comes with 1pc seaweed, 2pcs roasted duck ball, 2pcs low temperature cooked duck, flavoured egg and spinach 》$19.90

We tried both the rich and clear broth and I preferred the light herbal broth. Not a fan and rarely take duck meat, I’m probably still not used to the taste of duck meat and find it difficult to swallow these 2 slices of expensive duck as they came with a really strong smell. They do provide yuzu chilli paste which helps a little but it kind of defeat the purpose of having a hybrid duck ramen. The duck balls were ok and the rest of the ingredients were to same with their other outlets.

Coming after a range of ramen concepts, Keisuke Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime is Singapore's first dedicated duck ramen restaurant. Located in the heart of Holland Village, the speciality store features specific Irish-bred ducks noted for their fat content and juicy flesh. Thus, trying it for myself, I got the Hybrid Duck Broth Ramen (Clear Soup) with Flavoured Egg $16.90.

Enveloped in a warm, comforting umami-filled embrace, the bowl was perfectly harmonized with the essence of the duck. Fairly light on the palette, the shoyu-based soup was surprisingly refreshing. Though I am not a fan of the ramen broth in general and never once finished the entire serving, the clear stock was very "drinkable" and well-balanced (that before I knew it I had already drank a copious amount) - not bland like some or overly intense and cloying like those thick broths.

Grilled, marinated then steamed; the unconventional choice of protein was, of course, the star of the show. Tender and flavourful, the premium Irish hybrid duck had a lovely hue and sliced to just about the right thickness for that juice-filled bite. The thin noodles were also well-executed.

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24 Mar’18, Sat🌧
Spicy Miso Hybrid Duck Broth Ramen (Special) at Keisuke Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime けいすけ銀座鴨そば九代目...🍜

Acquired taste I would say, while it’s something different from the normal tonkotsu broth ramen, I think trying once is enough, or maybe it’s just me, well...

Standard Keisuke outlet (with polite service crews), expect free flow beansprouts, hard boiled egg and water...

I ordered the Spicy Miso Hybrid Duck Broth Ramen, for those who can’t take spicy stuff, trust me, this is not that spicy, you can try it...

I went for the hard ramen noodle, as expected from Keisuke, I like how the noodle is done, just on point, ‘nuff said.

The meatballs are yum but I wish it can be more firm and for people who doesn’t like spring onions, u gotta be disappointed cos it’s full of spring onions, unless u want to dig them out, u might probably skip it...

The duck slices are really tender, not like ur usual duck meat, the texture is really very well done I must say...on top of tt, it’s like being marinated in sake, I can taste the alcohol (somehow) but I would expect it to be more/at least thicker? (just 2 thin slices)...

Although I got the light spicy miso soup base (super thick soup base like any other keisuke outlet’s) with less oil, I find the duck taste a bit overpowering, and as I ate, I find the ramen soup got saltier (maybe it’s just my problem)...

Overall, for a change, you may want to try, but unless you are those hardcore duck meat lover, I think try once is enough...

Damage: $25.30
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Looking for a twist in your ramen? Keisuke’s latest hybrid duck broth ramen surely did not disappoint and exceeded my expectations. To be honest, i really couldn’t imagine what duck broth ramen would taste like, but upon tasting these two variations, i must say my tastebuds were pretty impressed! 😋
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Ordered both versions with the rich soup - each spoonful of soup was thick, rich and had a really smooth “smoky-duck-like” flavour that packed a punch! Both bowls came with two amazingly tender slices of duck meat and loads of goodies such as japanese fishcake, bamboo shoots, spinach (interesting choice of vege to use and complemented the dish well) and flavoured eggs. The special came with additional toppings of two duck yuzu balls and seaweed.
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The duck yuzu balls were tender and tasty. As i’m not a fan of yuzu, i would’ve preferred it without the yuzu peel. But i’m pretty sure fans of citrus-y tasting food would love these duck balls.
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Verdict: Would definitely come back for more when cravings hit!! 😂🙌🏻