Update June 2020: Tamoya Udon’s Liang Court outlet has closed. Look out for them at Plaza Singapura!
Sink your teeth into the never-ending strands of udon noodles: fat, springy, and done to perfection. Let the aroma of a dozen tempura dishes tantalize you as you take a sip of the savoury beef broth straight from the bowl. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the smooth beats of the latest J-pop tunes as it emanates throughout the restaurant.
What I’ve just described is not your typical mealtime scene from a typical slice-of-life J-drama, but the oh so yummy dinner that greeted my tummy when I stopped by Tamoya Udon Singapore at Liang Court, a.k.a. the mecca of all things Japanese in Singapore!
Tamoya Udon Singapore is the first and only overseas outlet from Tamoya Udon, a popular eating franchise that originated in Japan’s Kagawa prefecture.
And it’s no secret that I’m an avid of Japanese cuisine, especially udon, so Tamoya Udon’s arrival in Singapore was definitely good news for me. 😀
For my first meal, I decided to play it safe and went for a regular bowl of hot Kake Udon.
Looks plain? Yes.
Sounds plain? Well, maybe.
But did it taste plain at all? Definitely not.
Served in a bowl of piping hot beef broth, this is a dish that is simple yet delicious. In fact, I could live solely on Kake Udon from now on and still feel like the happiest girl on Earth. (I’m not easy to please when it comes to Japanese cuisine, so that’s saying something 😉 )
But no meal at Tamoya Udon can be complete without their tempura dishes, and here’s the best part: you can have as many as you want for $1 and above!
As you can see, I was really hungry, so I had three pieces of tempura which was just nice for my portion of noodles. The tempura shrimp and tempura shittake mushrooms are an excellent accompaniment for my kake udon, though it would have been better if they were served piping hot.
The tempura pumpkin was a tad large for my liking, and difficult to eat; maybe cutting it into smaller portions and serving it on a skewer should do the trick? 😉
What sets Tamoya Udon apart from other Japanese eateries is its unique “assembly line”. Just join the queue, choose your udon, and then pick as many side dishes as you want! I couldn’t get a picture of it ‘cos I was too hungry at the time, but you get my drift.
And that’s not all: Tamoya Udon also offers a free flow of toppings! From green onions to seaweed and even soya sauce, this wide selection is a crowd-pleaser for the Singaporean diners.
What I really love about Tamoya Udon is that it is so quintessentially Japanese; from the ambiance, to the food, to the service; everything instantly reminded me of those cozy eateries that I patronized during my holidays in Japan. C:
So if you’re looking for the Japanese meal that won’t burn too big a hole in your pocket, do check out Tamoya Udon at Liang Court right now! 😀
#01-32, Liang Court
177 River Valley Road
Contact: 6337 0301/ firstname.lastname@example.org