Awarded as the only Michelin-Star ramen in the world in 2015, Tsuta climbed the popularity really fast. Originally from Tokyo and now landed in Singapore to satisfy your noodle crave. A bit background of them, Tsuta is founded by Chef Yuki Onishi in 2012. The name itself taken its inspiration from the Japanese word to appreciate ramen as the national proud dishes. Basically, Chef Yuki Onishi learns all the cooking techniques from his Father since he was kids and no wonder if you dine-in here, there is a sensational ramen plating process.
Nestled in Pacific Plaza exactly beside Adidas Sportswear, Tsuta own a mid-size dining area with only 18 seating available. Stepped inside the venue, guest can experience the real ramen dining experience with a huge open kitchen counter, classic table settings, and local chef dressed in Tsuta uniform. What makes them so interesting is the unstoppable cooking process along with the huge crowd from the customers outside. However, if you expect for a less waiting time, please come on a weekday around 2 pm - 3 pm.
All the menus here is housemade daily and none of them remain bulky. To prove it, they will exactly show the live cutting process of meat together with hot boiled soup in front of you.
There are two types of ramen available: Shoyu Ramen Special (S$ 21.90) and Shio Ramen Special (S$ 21.90). Initially, shows itself refer to soy sauce and shio associated with sea salt.
Start with the winning menu here called Shoyu Soba (S$ 15.00). The main reason why people choose this instead of the other one is because it's more flavourful and tasty. At first, I am quite skeptical with the soy sauce based soup, but fortunately, it tastes incredibly light and delicious. Within a bowl, you can expect for ultra-smooth noodle, juicy slabs of meat, bamboo shoots, and perfectly boiled egg for the complex combination. The real star there is that pork meat. I must admit it is the most tender and juicy meat I ever try in a bowl of ramen. Usually, when it goes with that soup, the texture will become much soggier. But this one, it seriously moist but a bit chewy. You can feel the meatiness texture of it.
Actually, I did not realize that each bowl of ramen need to be eaten immediately after they serve it right in front of you. I take around 10 - 15 minutes to finish my photo shoot session and the Japanese chef with his humble attitude kindly replace my bowl of noodle with the new one without any additional charge also he explains it to me that the secret of that ramen would last for only 5 minutes. That is he make the new one for me. Such a very pleasant dining experience.
Last but not least is Shio Soba (S$ 15.00). With same components and different soup based, this bowl of ramen got less flavor in my opinion. The noodle is smooth and has soaked up the richness of that soup but not even taste good enough. I do expect for more taste there while the overall texture is one that impresses me from this menu. Also, that slabs of meat, once again, taste so tender and lean. You don't even need to chew it since it will start dissolving in your mouth immediately.
For the beverage, I make an order for the Hot Tea (S$ 2.90). It's warm, relaxing, and earthy. The perfect way to end-up your meal.
Tsuta is definitely worth a visit. The overall service is incredible and I do appreciate the Japanese local chef who area really humble to replace my meal with the hot one after taking a picture quite long. Perhaps, the real winner is that Shoyu Ramen Special with juicy slabs of meat.
9 Scotts Road, #01-01
Pacific Plaza, 228210
Nearest MRT: Orchard
RSVP: (+65) 67 344 886
11.00am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
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