Sauce fillet don @$17.30
I didn't taste this so shan't comment on it.
Hotate cheese @$12.80
The hotate cheese was quite good. A generous amount of onions formed the base. It wasn't too cheesy nor milky. Recommended to have it while it was still hot. When it was cooled, it didn't as good. The hotates were quite small.
Mini pig gyoza @$5.80
This was the most unpalatable dish of the night. Though it looked quite alright on the surface, I could taste the charred taste. The fillings contained of minced pork and it was more of fats. I didn't like it. Though the skin was thin, the texture was quite good, these didn't compensate for the greasy and charred taste.
Japan Hiyayako (Soft tofu) @$8
The soft tofu is a must-try! I fell in love with it instantly. Served cold. It was very much different from the tofu we bought from the market or supermarket. I tasted a tinge of sweetness. The tofu was silky smooth. It just melts away in your mouth. Just like the Japanese ladies always do...they go "Aww...amari desu. Oiishi desu." Very light and delicate, a very good starter to start with.
The original taste. Tampopo said it's a must-try! because of their pork bone soup which was cooked for 2 days. Indeed, the soup base was good. Very rich and aromatic. Did my face tightened from consuming the collagen? Haha. Just kidding.
The pork was thinly sliced just like those we used for shabu shabu. I like the seasoned bamboo shoots they have used in the ramen. The noodles was tangy. It looked as if the ramen was very spicy but relax, it wasn't.
Add another $1.20 to your shabu shabu ramen to get the tasty egg. As its name suggests, it was really tasty. Must-try! I like the egg. The exterior looked as if it was hard but it was actually very soft. The interior was flabby shaking and the egg yolk oozed out so beautifully, taking its pace due to its density. The taste wasn't that of a braised egg though it looked like one. I could taste a tinge of sweetness in it.
Kyushu ramen @$13.30
The soup base of the kyushu ramen was like the shabu shabu ramen's without the chilli factor. I felt the soup base was quite alright but my friend who had this felt it was a tad too salty.
The total bill was $148 for 5 pax. It was a treat from a friend. Thanks to him! I think the prices were pretty reasonable. Service was quite prompt but when the crowd comes storming in, do not expect their service to be as detailed.
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177 River Valley Road#01-23/24
Liang Court Shopping Centre
Tel: 6338 3186