Ramen Keisuke's Signature Japanese Ramen To Be Featured On Selected SIA Flights
18 September 2019 - Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced the unveiling of a six-month collaboration with Ramen Keisuke to serve its authentic Japanese ramen creations on selected SIA flights from 1 October 2019.
Founded by celebrity chef Keisuke Takeda, Ramen Keisuke is known for its signature ramen creations that have revolutionised the traditional ramen scene in Japan and Singapore.
Customers can look forward to four Ramen Keisuke speciality dishes on rotation:
• Keisuke Tonkotsu Ramen, which features a creamy pork broth with sliced pork, cloud ear fungus and spring onion
• Keisuke Lobster Ramen, which features a rich lobster broth with sliced chicken, bamboo shoot, cloud ear fungus, leek and yuzu1
• Keisuke Miso Ramen, which features a creamy miso flavoured pork broth with sliced pork, cloud ear fungus and spring onion
• Keisuke Niboshi Ramen, which features a smoky dried sardine and pork broth with sliced pork, fish cake, bamboo shoot and spring onion
These dishes have been specially curated with chefs from both SIA and Ramen Keisuke coming together to ensure that the authenticity of a traditional Japanese dish is delivered to the highest quality. Multiple rounds of testing and simulation were conducted over a period of six months in both Japan and Singapore to ensure that the original and authentic tastes of the ramen dishes are retained in the high-altitude conditions of an in-flight environment. For example, this included fine-tuning the recipe and blanching time to maintain the chewy texture of the ramen noodles, using sous vide cooking to ensure the tenderness of the chicken meat, and sourcing for high-quality ingredients such as pork from Spain.
The ramen dishes will be offered in Business Class on selected Japan2 routes and will be available via ‘Book the Cook’ for both First Class and Business Class customers on all routes, for selected flights departing Singapore3 .
“We are excited to have this opportunity to delight our customers with Chef Keisuke’s well-loved, award-winning ramen creations,” said SIA’s Senior Vice President Customer Experience, Mr Yeoh Phee Teik.
“Meticulous attention was paid to every detail – the texture of the noodles, richness of the broth, and quality of the ingredients used – all to ensure that the bowl of ramen tastes as good in the air as it does in a Ramen Keisuke restaurant. This is representative of our dedication to continuously enhance our food and beverage offerings to provide customers with more memorable in-flight experiences.”
“For the first time, Ramen Keisuke’s signature ramens will be served to customers at 30,000 feet, bringing the taste of authentic Japanese comfort food from the ground to the air. We are honoured to have this exciting opportunity to feature our ramen on one of the best airlines in the world,” said Mr Keisuke Takeda, founder of Ramen Keisuke.
Images of the Ramen Keisuke dishes in First Class and Business Class can be found at https://bit.ly/2kunKRc
1 Contains pork
2 Available on selected flights for the Haneda, Narita and Osaka routes
3 ‘Book the Cook’ will feature the Keisuke Tonkotsu Ramen from October to December 2019 and the Keisuke Miso Ramen from January to March 2020.