A long contender in this rapidly expanding parameter of Japanese restaurants in Singapore, Tampopo continues to satisfy the local and Japanese taste buds with its consistent quality and authenticity.
It has been established for almost a decade, with its first semi-casual dining outlet situated at Liang Court. The outlet spans across two decks to cater to the overflowing crowds during peak hours. Its popularity is marked by the presence of families and the office cliques.
Hokkaido Tonkotsu Miso Ramen ($15.80)
Also a pioneer to bring in the immensely popular Kurobuta black pig, their various methods of execution will not disappoint.
The extensive menu covers a multiplicity of Japanese food items. Ramen, sushi and tempura are just a few out of the many items available.
Black Pig Layer Katsu Don ($23.80)
The Black Pig Layer Katsu Don is one of the highlights. Thin layers of meat are packed closely together to form a thick succulent chunk, then breaded and deep-fried to crispy perfection.
A firm believer in using quality Japanese ingredients and providing customers with what that truly represent the Japanese flavours and culture, even the breadcrumbs are imported from Hokkaido.
Etanbetsu Soba ($11.80)
Worth mentioning are their Hokkaido Kani ramen and Etanbetsu soba, made from 100% buckwheat flour.
Triple Black Ramen ($15.80)
Aside from its stark appearance, the Triple Black Ramen is well executed, even if it isn’t mind-blowing material.
Stone Grilled Beef Cheese Curry Rice ($17.80)
Enriched with cheesy goodness, with rice doused in lip-smacking Japanese curry, the Stone Grilled Beef Cheese Curry Rice is a satisfying and comforting treat.
Black Pig Gyoza ($6.80 for 6 pieces)
As for the sides, the Black Pig Gyoza is highly recommended. For a new taste thrill, this truly one-of-its-kind gyoza encases teasingly tender black pork that’s at the same time texturally appeasing, enlivened with a little dribble of spicy sauce.
Scoop Cake ($6.50)
The highly raved Scoop Cake deserves its glory. Once you succumb to the alluring first bite, there’s no way out. The generous amount of cream provides sufficient creaminess and moisture to the delicately light sponge cake, while the fruits help counterbalance the richness of it all.
Aloe Vera Orange Jelly ($6.80)
For an utterly refreshing way to end a meal, order the Aloe Vera Orange Jelly. This dessert has the star quality, competent in vying for the title of the pinnacle of all jellies.
Tampopo (Liang Court)
177 River Valley Road
/34 Liang Court Shopping Centre
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 10.30pm