Eat Tanjong Pagar Hamburger at Hamburg Steak Keisuke
“What’s so special about Japanese hamburger?”
“I don’t know but that’s what we’re here to find out.”
Hamburg Steak Keisuke tl;dr
- SALAD BAR
- Hamburg Cheese Filled Steak
- Keisuke Restaurant Chain
A new day, a new Keisuke meal! Nadia told me about this chain of restaurants all under one guy named Keisuke. Long story short, he’s got a lot of branches in here in Singapore, with nearly half of them in Tanjong Pagar.
Hamburg Steak Keisuke, like his other restaurants, is a specialty shop with a limited menu of only 3 items (really 2):
- Hamburg Steak Set
- Triple Cheese Hamburg Steak Set
- Non Hamburg Shrimp Tempura Set (I’ve never ordered it, but I’ve seen it other people eat it)
Nadia with a Salad
They Have a SALAD BAR
One thing I’ve noticed about South East Asia that there ins’t a lot of salad bars. Some regions, I would say don’t offer salad at all. I haven’t missed it too much but it is refreshingly different, breaking up the monotony of eating rich flavorful foods everyday. My body would probably also rejoice at the dietary victory.
Fortunately for me, we found a salad bar. Yes they do have a salad bar, in a hamburger joint! It’s one of the only salad bars that I’ve seen in the country, not that I look for salad bars. There’s a bunch of fresh vegetables, salads, and other things that I still don’t know what they are. I may not know what they are but I can tell you that they were freshly made and great tasting. 1 small victory for the body.
It’s rather a short lived victory for my body since I’m about to embark in a double patty meaty cheesy journey.
Only Salad Bar That I’ve Seen in Singapore
Putting It All Together
Ironically, bordering the salad bar at both ends are sauce stations, egg station, and dessert section; reminding you that you’re not here for salad. I figure that the process goes something like this:
- The sauce station is for the salad.
- The salad bar helps cut through the richness of the meat.
- The egg station provided free flowing egg servings for whenever you wanted them.
- And, if you have the capacity, there’s a light dessert consisting of cubed jello and a light cream.
I can’t get enough but should learn not to eat so much salad before the main entree.
Salad Bar Keisuke?
Before I get to carried away on the merits of their non meat qualities, allow me to refocus.
At the end of the day, they aren’t called Salad Bar Keisuke, they are called Hamburg Steak Keisuke. And I patiently waited for my meal set to come out to me. When they finally brought out my cheesy hamburg set, it came on sizzling hot cast iron skillet, with my selected demi-glace meat sauce, simple miso soup, fluffy rice and a crispy shrimp tempura.
The fried egg looks like a perfect fit atop the burger patty. The sauce dances across the skillet as I pour it all over the place. While luxurious, the miso, rice and tempura don’t steal the spotlight from the main cheesy meaty egg yolk sauce attraction.
Taking a step back, it’s a vulgar scene watching myself cut into the sauce smothered, fried egg adorned, molten cheese oozing steak patty. The egg yolk burst forth all over blending with the released the gooey dairy, finally mixing with the rest of the cooking juices on the still sizzling iron.
It was a great meal. Now I need to take a nap.
Another Keisuke meal, another Keisuke win!
After waking up from my food coma, it’s painfully obvious to me now that I’m down with this Keisuke chain. After going to 2 of his venues, I’ve decided I’m going to go look for the rest of his other restaurants in the area. Can’t wait to try them all!
And so should you…