It was a very happening outlet as going there on a Friday evening, this place was well packed with diners and we were made to wait for about 20 minutes before getting our table.
Immediately, we were bombarded with an assortment of menu items and this place seemed willing to serve you everything except the kitchen sink.
One of the more prominent things about this place was how much they were promoting their black pig dishes, which in case you are not aware, is a more flavorsome and more succulent pork variant.
|Black Pig Yuzu Shabu Ramen|
Pauline had the black pig ramen, which was quite generous with the ingredients and had a nice hearty broth to go along with it. The pork slices were the highlight and gave off a much sweeter than usual flavor and yet very tender as well. It was indeed, a very good bowl of ramen.
|Curry Katsu Set|
I personally opted for the curry katsu set, which was what I came here for in the first place. The pork slices were again very sweet beneath and they were not only succulent, they were amazingly tender to the bite. The pork was also very well breaded and deep fried, without a slightest hint of oil.
|Curry Dip with Hard Boil Egg Slices|
The curry was served on the side in a nicely shaped bowl, filled with 2 slices of hard boil eggs. Overall, the curry was yummy but as with all Japanese curry, still had that taste of ajinomoto which cannot be avoided.
Yet, when you dip the pork katsu into this flavorsome sauce, the slight heat of the curry came together well with the nice textures of the juicy meat. The deep fried breadcrumbs just tasted so good with curry juices.
Obviously, it will take more than one visit to go through most of their selections, as Tampopo also serves classic Japanese dishes like tempura etc.
But for my money, the pork katsu with the black pig variant is one of the best around. If nothing else, you owe it to yourself once to try one of their black pig dishes, be it katsu or shabu ramen.
177 River Valley Road
#01-23/24 Liang Court Shopping Centre
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Shot and edited entirely on Apple's Iphone 4 and at Liang Court.
No black pig was harmed in the shooting of this video.
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