Tsuta, world’s first Michelin-starred Ramen in Sugamo, Japan will be opening this Sunday (6 November 2016) at Pacific Plaza, Orchard. So, no need to travel to Japan to savour the award-winning taste of Tsuta right here in Singapore.
About Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta
Founded by Chef Yuki Onishi in January 2012, “Tsuta”, reflects his conviction that ramen is a noodle dish that is the pride of Japan. Renowned for his experimentations with unique flavours and careful selection of quality ingredients, Chef Onishi insists on handmade noodles on-site at Tsuta, in keeping with his philosophy of preparing ingredients by hand to ensure the safety and quality of the final products. Chef Onishi has also specially selected a blend of several types of whole wheat and whole grains flours to achieve a perfect texture in the noodles, which marry well with that of the ramen soup base.
Having received numerous Ramen rewards since 2012, Tsuta was the first in the world to be conferred a one-star Michelin ramen shop, The truffle oil Shoyu Soba being its specialty.
The 18-seater outlet will be serving two types- Shoyu Soba S$15.00 and Shio Soba S$15.00 nett. Customers will have to order via the vending machine just like in Japan. Payment is made with the options of NETS.
We tried both flavours and here are our verdict :
Char Siu Ajiama Shoyu Soba S$22.80 (added ingredients)
This bowl comes with 4 slices of charsiu, bamboo shoot, leek, flavoured egg and truffle pureed in truffle oil. If you are into strong flavour, you can give this a try. The soy base here is created from a special blend of shoyu that includes Chef Onishi’s shoyu which is formulated in-house as well as a custom-brewed shoyu made in Wakayama Prefecture to Chef Onishi’s specifications from whole soybeans that have been matured for two years.
Char Siu Ajiama Shio Soba S$22.80 (added ingredients)
This bowl comes with 4 slices of charsiu, bamboo shoot, leek, flavoured egg and green olives pureed in truffle oil. Some prefer lighter flavour, you can give this a try. Shio Soba tasted light and not greasy too. It is more of a comforting bowl of noodles. The truffle oil taste is quite distinctive.
What I enjoyed most is the long thin noodles made from whole wheat and whole grain flours. The texture was firm even though it was soaked in the broth after quite sometime. As for the char siu, they use Canadian pork collar to serve and this is my first time finishing all the char siu because it doesn’t taste “jerlat” at all as compared with the usual ramen I tried.
Note: For those who wants to be the first few to try, be mindful that Tsuta will only serve about 250 bowls from 6-11 November. The number will increase to 400 from 12 November onwards when the operating hours are extended.
And it is best to enjoy it when it is served. So, take a quick shot and sit back to enjoy your ramen.
Price inclusive of GST and no additional service charge.
Tsuta Singapore (ジャパニーズソバヌードル 蔦 )
Address: Pacific Plaza #01-01, 9 Scotts Road Singapore
Tel: +65 6734 4886
Opening Hours: 11am – 6pm, Last Order 5:30pm (Opening Launch, 6 Nov onwards)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, Last Order 9:30pm (12 Nov onwards)