Inaniwa Yosuke x Machida Shoten Collaboration Menu: Think I just found my favourite Udon

I've heard word about this place even before I set foot in the joint. And that my friends, is the hallmark of a business's success, the power of the word-of-mouth. Thanks to my side-line activities *ahem*, I had the privilege to try out Inaniwa Yosuke's infamous udon.

We started off with the largest set in the house - The Tempura and Ajikurabe Set ($32) which comes with Tempura, tsuke udon with both syoyu and GomaTare dipping sauces, kake udon, creme caramel and the whole she-bang. For that price, this set is a whopping steal and is sufficient for two peckish diners looking for a quick afternoon fix. Having had an age old history that concerned the Emperor's decree to continue udon production solely for the royal family, you know for sure that you're in for the real deal. The noodles were finer than commercialised renditions with a slippery edge and glistening appearance, the very epitome of Akita craftsmanship and skill in Inaniwa udon making.

I much prefer the Tsuke Udon, the coolness of the strands accentuated when dipped into simply made syoyu sauce with a scatter of scallions and accompanying wasabi.

We were also fortunate to be given the chance to try the Inaniwa Yosuke X Machida Shoten Collaboration dish with the broth single-handedly prepared by the talented folks of the latter establishment also based in Japan Food Town. A rich Tonkotso broth, this is one to leave a pleasant oleaginous finish to your meal, the clever infusion of yuzu lightening the flavor, balancing out the finesse of the springy udon to the robust but intriguing broth. This is served with Kakuni Tamago, stewed Hokkaido beef yielding to the bite with little resistance while the flavored egg cooked in shoyu injects a high level of comfort. A definite must-have within the short 2 week span of its collaboration.

Tokyo Dashi Maki Tamago ($12)
I think it's not required that I wax any more lyrical about this place. The simple bullet-point listing, substantial evidence enough to prove that Inaniwa is worth a visit anytime. Heed my advice and scoot on over now!

Inaniwa Yosuke
Japan Food Town
Wisma Atria
t: 6262 3279

Operating Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11 30am - 3pm; 5pm - 11pm
Sat - Sun: 11am - 3pm; 5pm - 11pm

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