A sneak peek into new restaurant Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei

Watch the teriyaki sauce sizzle on the hot plate as it is poured over Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei's hamburger patty.ST VIDEO: REBECCA LYNNE TAN

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.

Keisuke Prime Beef Hamburg Set comes with tofu, tofu puffs and a breaded prawn. Top it with a fried egg the egg station. PHOTO: TEPPANYAKI HAMBURG NIHONBASHI KEISUKE BETTEI

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.

A selection of salad dressings from the salad bar. PHOTO: REBECCA LYNNE TAN

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.