Just as Golden Mile Complex is known as “Little Thailand” and Lucky Plaza is known as “Little Philippines”, Liang Court is known to many Singaporeans as “Little Japan”. Liang Court is home to Meidi-ya Supermarket, Singapore’s only Japanese supermarket (that is, before Don Don Donki came to Singapore). Liang Court organises many Japanese events and food fairs. Read TheSmartLocal’s 10 Reasons Why Liang Court is the closest thing to Japan you can find in Singapore.
Liang Court is also host to a large number of Japanese restaurants. If you have problem deciding on where to eat, let me introduce you to a restaurant on level 1 of Liang Court called Tamoya Udon & Tempura.
Tamoya Udon & Tempura hails from the Sanuki prefecture in Japan where they run a successful udon-chain. Tamoya Udon & Tempura in Liang Court is the one and only outlet in Singapore so far, and judging from the huge crowds on weekdays and weekends, I think it is pretty successful in Singapore too. It has been hailed by many established food bloggers as “the best udon in Singapore”.
Tamoya is famous for their udon but there are also two ramen options if you prefer ramen. There are altogether 9 udon options, all paired with their freshly-made udon.
This is Beef Onsen Egg Curry Udon [S$11.60], one of the signatures of this shop. Tamoya’s thick chewy udon is topped with sweet Japanese vegetable curry, sukiyaki beef slices, onsen egg and pickles. The udon is thick and chewy and it tastes terrific when you eat it together with the sweet Japanese curry. The sukiyaki beef slices could be more tender but their gentle sweetness blends in well with the rest of the ingredients.
Besides Beef Onsen Egg Curry Udon, Triple Egg Udon [S$9.80] is another dry udon that is prefect for egg lovers. There are also 7 other soup udon to choose from: Beef Udon [S$9.80], Sanuki Beef Egg Udon [S$11.20], Pork Udon [$S9.80], Kitsune Udon Oden Set [S$9.80], Pork Egg Udon [S$10.20], Tojiru Onsen Udon [S$10.20] and Black Garlic Tonkotsu Udon [S$10.80].
Tamoya is not only famous for its udon, it is famous for its tempura too. There are around 10 kinds of tempura to choose from (lesser variety between 2-5pm). Mushroom [S$1.20], Prawn [
Although Tamoya is not famous for oden, I couldn’t resist getting a bowl. There isn’t much choice, only egg/daikon/fishcake/beancurd skin, but I simply can’t get enough of the simplicity of oden. It is S$1.20 per piece, or $3 for 3 pieces.
Tamoya Udon & Tempura
Address: 177 River Valley Road, Liang Court #01-32, Singapore 179030
Opening Hours: Daily 11am – 9.30pm