Tamoya Udon located at Liang Court Mall offers different types of udon dishes. The brand has 31 outlets across Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore. This is my first time visiting the outlet even though I passed by whenever I am at Liang Court. Tamoya Udon was first established in 1996 by Chef Tamotsu Kurokawa, who was crowned the sanuki udon champion when he entered TV Champion, a reality cooking show in Japan.
So I was invited to their new hotpot menu tasting session. There are four flavours to choose from:
Beef Sukiya Udon S$13.80
This set of beef sukiya udon comes with chinese cabbage, carrots, green onions, tofu, shiitake mushroom, enoki mushroom and shirataki. There are three ways to enjoy sukiyaki udon:
(a) Dip the chewy udon into the egg mixture
(b) Immerse the udon in the soup for one minute to get a softer texture
(c) Mix an egg with the soup and udon to enjoy them together.
Double Tempura Vegetable Udon S$13.80
This comes with two crispy fried tempura prawns with light and flavourful broth.
Pork Spicy Miso Udon S$13.80
My first time trying spicy miso soup broth with pork slices and the broth is manageable in term of spiciness level.
Maza Mix Udon S$8.80
Maza Udon comes with seven ingredients; spicy minced pork, green onions, leek, garlic, bonito powder, nori (seaweed) and egg. How to enjoy it? Toss them together and it looks like chinese-style minced pork rice but this is Japanese udon version. The whole bowl has a strong green onions taste. If you are not a green onion person, you better skip this.
My favourite is the Maze Mix Udon followed by the Beef Sukiya Udon.I would say the dishes here are rather comforting especially on rainy days. The udon texture is chewy, soft and dense and freshly made daily at the shop. If you are udon lover, visit Tamoya to check out their homemade udon.
Address: 177 River Valley Road
Liang Court Singapore Centre
Opening Hours: 11:00AM – 9:30PM Daily
[This is an invited tasting.]