Michelin-starred Tsuta's Miso Soba - Exclusively Available @ Tai Seng | Singapore

Friday, March 31, 2017

Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta flagship restaurant was opened in Sugamo, Tokyo in January 2012, founded and helmed by Chef Onishi Yuki. In 2016, Tsuta became the world's first Michelin-starred ramen eatery, and after making its way to Singapore, Tsuta has opened its second outlet in Tai Seng (if you don’t already know, the first outlet is located in Pacific Plaza). 

As Chef Yuki honours and take efforts to preserve Japanese heritage, his recipe uses only natural ingredients that contains no additives or artificial flavouring. With that said, Tsuta achieves the umami flavour with its very own dashi, a unique blend of chicken, vegetables, clams and other ingredients. Even the noodles are made from four types of whole wheat flour to produce the Chef Yuki’s desired noodles’ a firm bite and smooth texture. The kitchen in Tai Seng is helmed by a Japanese chef who has trained under Chef Yuki. 

Together with the launch of the new outlet, they also unveiled the exclusive dish Miso Soba | from $16.0, where the red miso sauce is blended with various ingredients that balances with hatcho miso (imported from Tokushima Prefecture). Although the broth boast an earthy and buttery flavour, the miso was too strong for my liking.

This robust bowl is complete with pan-fried corn which gives you that extra crunch and smoky flavour, as well as a dollop of hot sauce that rests on the char siu for an extra kick.

Besides Miso Soba, the menu also offers Shoyu Soba | from $15.0 - also available at Pacific Plaza. The accompanying ingredients for shoyu soba comprises of bamboo shoots and a blob of truffle pureed in truffle oil. If you savour the noodles, you will notice that shoyu’s noodles are slightly thinner as compared to Miso’s.

This is my first visit to Tsuta and I have not tried the Shio Soba (exclusive to Pacific Plaza). Hence, among the two, I personally preferred the lighter and smoother shoyu broth in comparison to the strong and earthy miso broth. 

If a bowl of noodle is not enough to fill you up, go for the Niku Meshi | $6 – diced roasted pork on rice. Just imagine the crispy char and smoky flavour in your mouth, even the rice taste good, no kidding! The serving isn’t very big as it is categorised under sides, you may also share it with your fellow foodies. 

Address: 18 Tai Seng, #01-01, 18 Tai Seng Street, Singapore 539775 

Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily

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