Friday 21 March 2014

Tsuru-Koshi: Japanese Fast Food Udon

This little stall is simply the best udon in Ngee Ann City. Tsuru-Koshi name is inspired from the Japanese words, Tsuru means silky and smooth while literally means going down the throat well or deliciously chewy (not soggy). So from this, we can expect smooth and silky udon, and of course deliciously chewy.

The Stall

Most of the time, this place is always packed with people. But not to worry, they turn the table quite fast. Firstly, you need to place an order at the counter (menu is available on the wall or at the counter), after you made payment and received your queue number, the service staff will arrange a table for you. Anyway, just remember to move your butts as soon as you finished with your meal.

The Menu Board

My Little Devil ('LD') ordered the original yet delicious Kitsune Udon ($7.50 + upsize $2). A simple udon dish, with clear shoyu broth and sweet beancurd. The broth is clear but tasty. The udon is really the star here, it is chewy, springy, but silky smooth. Just like as described in the menu. Delicious!!

Kitsune Udon

I personally ordered Niku Shiru Udon ($10.50 + upsize $2). The udon is served cold, accompany with warm soup and stewed Pork. This is on special offering during the period, not on regular menu. The cold udon taste more chewy and springy. You can dip in in the pork broth before eating it or eat the udon first then drink the pork broth. Whichever way you choose, they are just as nice, especially with slices of pork belly in the broth.

Niku Shiru Udon

We also tried their Mini Soboro Don ($5). Sonboro don is a minced chicken on rice. This dish is actually quite disappointing. The mince chicken serving is just measly, not even covered half of the bowl.

Mini Soboro Don 

Overall, if you are looking for something quick and delicious after your shopping in Takashimaya, Tsuru Koshi is a must place to try. I called Japanese Fast Food Udon. Cheers!!

Food & Drink: 9/10 for udon, 6/10 for donburi
Value: 8.5/10
Service: 7/10
Budget per Person: $11 - $25

Takashimaya Food Hall #B201-3
391 Orchard Road
Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238873

T: 6733 3432
Op Hours: Daily 10.00 – 21.30 (LO: 21.00)

Other Outlet:
2 Jurong East St 21
#01-19. IMM Building
Singapore S609601
Op Hours: Daily 10.00 – 22.00

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