Tucked away on the ground floor of Liang Court is Tamoya, a no-frills udon restaurant that I am sure I will be visiting again.
It serves Sanuki udon, which originated in Japan's Kagawa prefecture.
These noodles are smooth so they slither down the throat easily, but do take time to enjoy their delightfully chewy texture.
The little eatery is so very Japanese in the way it is laid out. Customers order their noodles, walk a couple of steps to pick it up and, if they want, choose from an array of tempura, rice balls and croquettes, before paying.
Then they head to the condiments section and load their bowls with chopped scallions, wakame seaweed, crunchy tempura crumbs and pickled ume.
There is also grated daikon for the tempura and little bowls for the sauce, dispensed from a stainless steel container.
Everything is designed to be quick and efficient and, in no time at all, I am tucking into my bowl of Pork Udon ($8.80 for small, $10.80 for large), topped with everything. Next time, I'll get a croquette, perhaps a rice ball, and will have to try and decide between getting cold udon with a dipping sauce or the curry version.
These are such delicious decisions to make.
Where: Tamoya Udon Singapore, 01-32 Liang Court
MRT: Clarke Quay
Open: 11am - 9.30pm daily Tel: 6337-0301
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