Ramen from Tampopo Japanese Restaurant, Takashimaya, Singapore

Tampopo Tonkatsu Ramen

When it comes to Japanese food in Singapore, Tampopo restaurant is definitely one of the few places that I frequented regularly. So much so that I didn’t bother to include it in my list of Japanese restaurants in Singapore since I thought it’s obvious that Tampopo restaurant has the best Tonkatsu, and cream puff in Singapore!

Even though I have been to Tampopo Liang Court a couple of times, but I have never ordered their ramen. Recently, Hungrygowhere came up with a list of Top 10 Best Ramen in Singapore, and Tampopo Restaurant was the clear winner. It had twice the amount of votes as compared to the first runner-up, Ippudo Ramen at Mandarin Gallery.

Last week, a few of us were in Takashimaya and we decided to go to the new Tampopo restaurant at the basement of Ngee Ann City. You know what? I think it’s an additional incentive for us to have Japanese food more often now that Tampopo is in town.

I had the Tonkatsu Ramen ($15.80); the broth was spicy and flavorful. It’s like having the best of both worlds where I got to enjoy the ramen and my favorite tonkatsu at the same time.

Best Ramen Singapore

In comparison with the Tonkatsu ramen, the broth of the Black Pig Shabu Ramen ($13.80) that Valerie ordered, was much lighter in flavor. It was unfortunate that I forgot to scoop up a slice of the black pig when I was taking the photograph of the food, but please rest assured that it was absolutely chewy and tender. Delicious!

Best Soba Singapore

The Cha Soba ($9) from the ala carte menu didn’t seem to be a value for money choice when it was placed beside the Soba & Fried Prawn Box ($16.80); with the latter having additional fried prawn tempura, tamago and fruits. We also ordered the Crab Porridge with Shimeji mushroom ($13.80) which would be a good choice if you want something lighter in taste.

Matcha Green Tea Chiffon Cake

For desserts, we ordered their famous Cheese chiffon cake, Green Tea Parfait and Matcha chiffon cake. If you are craving for Tampopo’s cream puff, it is only available at the basement of Liang court, where tampopo deli is located.

Anyway back to the desserts that we had, the Cheese Chiffon Cake ($5.80) was terrific! Soft, fluffy, and spongy, it was like a slice of heaven. Happiness also came in the form of the Matcha chiffon cake, ($5.80) which was the equal of the cheese chiffon, with the exception of having a green tea flavor. Initially, we were going to order for a scoop of green tea ice cream, but the waitress advised us to go for the Green Tea Parfait ($6.30) instead. It was a wise choice. Besides a scoop of green tea ice cream, the parfait also included other ingredients like mochi and fruits.

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It’s kind of silly to ask a non-ramen lover to judge if Tampopo restaurant has the Best Ramen in Singapore, but I enjoyed my bowl of ramen thoroughly. Maybe it’s time for me to check out the other Ramen restaurants in Singapore. The reasons to visit Tampopo Japanese restaurant: Best tonkatsu, cream puff and ramen!

Which Ramen restaurants in Singapore will you highly recommend me to go?

Restaurant Review
Tampopo Japanese Restaurant
391 Orchard Road
B2-33 Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Tel: +65 6235 2318

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28 COMMENTS

I had never tried their Ramen also. Will give it try when I meet up with Japanese loving friends.

There is another ramen at Liang Court. It’s directly right at the escalator.. I can’t remember the name of the resturant. U can refer to my link http://sayyrmind.blogspot.com/2009_12_01_archive.html

this place was quite small and it was located at 2nd level at Liang Court. They hv quite limited of Ramen. Ramen don’t come with egg so if u want u hv to tell the staff.

Heard many raves on Marutama, haven’t tried it though! Ahh I’m totally craving for tonkatsu ramen now!

Hi there..I’m a Ramen Queen!! Santouka at The Central @ Clark Quay has very tasty broth (Miso & Shoyu is good),recently they opened a new outlet at cuppage terrace..heard that the standard is higher there. Raman Ken at Orchard shopping centre serve good miso ramen too! But best of all will be Ippudo at Mandarin Gallery..I recommend Akamaru ramen =D~~

All the foods are looking delicious specially the cheese chiffon cake. I want to download the Citi Mobile application and use it to find out the Discount offered by restaurants and visit those place to have these delicious foods.

fwy: i like the way u say it, ‘japanese loving friends’ haha have fun and let me know if you all like it

tim: Oh yeah i tried that ramen place but haven blog about it yet :p

ffichiban: dude, i am ALWAYS craving for tonkatsu

ade: Yep marutama, i have blog about them before, find it to be so-so though. maybe it’s just me

dangl: go and have it! tampopo is just right in town, otherwise go liang court? haha

KKNN: Hello ramen queen! hehe i heard a lot good things abt ken house, is ippudo really that good? kris must be the ramen king eh? haha

alfie: The chiffon cake is absolutely stunning!

vanillasugar: you MUST do a Japanese chiffon cake, i’m sure it will taste very well in your magical hands : )

LFB: Good to have u back buddy!

fatkuraprincess: Me love tampopo too! haha

Shirin: Japanese food is expensive in UK right? I heard yr side has a lot of good Indian food? have more Indian food then!

Mmm. Hardcore. I tried the Ippudo ramen @ Mandarin Gallery once and it blew my socks off. Not to mention it’s a great ambience, what with merrily shouting waiters and prompt service.

I’m gamed to try this now!

Maria: Oh yes, it’s a good meal to me so long there’s tonkatsu : )

Judy: REALLY? ok i need to get down to Ippudo soon!

Ynot: oh there’s a milk pudding on the menu too? i didn’t realize it, will try the next time i am there

the lacquer spoon: yes please come and visit soon : )

for me, i adore Santouka, i believe not much jap restaurant serve nice nattou, but they created a set meal ramen w nattou on hot rice, yummy…..i LOVE it…..

hei Brad, u should organise a food tasting trip/gathering@Ippudo…i yet to try it as well…..wonder…..

Elizabeth: haha sorry i have been too busy recently, will try to organize an outing soon! but probably not ippudo, they are too crowded to take a group of us!

linjie: yea especially with the tonkatsu! :p

dweam: now i must bring you for patisserie glace strawberry souffle!

i love the Tonkatsu Ramen.. the pork cutlet is really yum!

One of the best ramen i have tried is at Ramen Santouka (Central). Shio Tokusen Toroniku Ramen.. super love the flavour of the pork :)

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