Tampopo: Black Pig (Kurobuta) Fair
Labels: affordable, clarke quay, family friendly, hidden finds, japanese, liang court, must go, will return · Posted by SiHaN at 8/24/2015 12:18:00 pm
When it came down to deciding where to appease the insatiable alcohol induced appetites in Liang Court, it all boiled down to two choices.
Firstly, Okinawan Diner Nirai-Kanai for their delectable rafute and goya chanpuru or Tampopo for their mighty fine Katsu. Feeling a tad adventurous that day, (after the harsh realisation that we are such boring farts for always swinging with the former), we ventured into the cozy enclaves of Tampopo in search of a protein fix.
Fortunately for us, we stumbled upon some concurrent promotions that grabbed our attention immediately upon being seated. The large chart with "Tampopo Black Pig (Kurobuta) Fair" in bold lettering printed across the top enticing us with its slashed prices and tempting images.
During my visit, it so happened to be the end of a super long weekend, and with food flying off the kitchen shelves, it wasn't hard to comprehend why most of the promotional menu items were unavailable at the point in time. I grumbled a little when the manager pointed out that the Black Pig Katsu Don was sold out, but set my sights instead on the Kurobuta Pork Loin Yanagawa Set, praying that the intention of the fair would bring in a better supply of kurobuta pork to the establishment; whilst the boyfriend made his moves on the Tampopo Black Pig Tonkatsu Ramen ($14.80++).
The Kyushu-style ramen was perfect. It's combination of milky rich pork bone broth with a slight hint of nuttiness putting it in a different league altogether. The Tonkatsu, too was a real treat, substantial in portion size with a good marbling of fats throughout that left the partner stoked.
I on the other hand tucked into my bubbly cauldron of kurobuta pork yanagawa with reckless abandon, burning the roof of my mouth in the heat of the moment - but it was all worth it. The kurobuta yielding with little resistance to my advances, its tender and flavorful flesh harmonising perfectly with the slightly sweetened dashi broth below, a light cloud of fluffy beaten eggs forming a delicious trench around it. I wiped out the dish, in silence with a smug look on my face.
Note that the promotion runs from 22nd July to the 21st September' 2015 at both the Liang Court and Takashimaya outlets, and patrons above 50 years of age will get to enjoy an additional 50% discount off selected dishes. What better incentive is there to gather the family for a meal?
117 River Valley Road
#01-23 Liang Court
t: 6338 3186
Sun - Thurs: 11 30am - 10pm (last order 9 30pm)
Fri - Sat: 11am - 10 30pm (last order 10pm)