SINGAPORE - Japanese ramen operator Keisuke Takeda, who runs a chain of ramen shops as well as a tempura bar and a gyoza eatery, will be opening his 12th food concept, Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei.
I attended a tasting on Wednesday (March 8), ahead of the restaurant's opening on March 13.
The new restaurant, located in Peck Seah Street in the Tanjong Pagar area, specialises in Japanese-style hamburger patties.
The patties are made with US Prime beef that has been minced in-house, caramelised onions, and egg, among other ingredients.
There are two options to choose from: Plain ($18.80++) or Triple Cheese ($20.80++). Molten cheese - a pleasantly salty blend of mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan - oozes out of the soft, juicy patty when cut into with chopsticks.
Each Hamburg set comes with unlimited servings of cold items from the salad bar - think everything from creamy pasta salads to simmered pumpkin and shredded cabbage - as well as eggs done in six ways including fried sunny side-up and scrambled.
Of the six salad dressings, I liked the honey miso ginger one best - sweet and tangy with hint of ginger.
Where: 72 Peck Seah Street
Open: Opens on March 13. 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30 to 10pm, daily
Info: Call 6908-4348. The restaurant accepts only cash and does not take reservations.