I was exploring United Square when I discovered another interesting eatery. It was located at the basement of United Square, diagonally opposite Lap Vietnamese Restaurant. It is a small Japanese restaurant called Maru Ten Udon that only serves curry rice, udon and rice bowl.
The menu is simple with just 10 udons, 6 curry rice and 2 rice bowls to choose from.
Maru Ten Udon is a self-service cafeteria-style restaurant where you order your food and make payment before seating down to eat. Remember to return your tray to the “Return Box” after eating.
Since you are doing everything by yourself, there is no service charge.
Chicken Cutlet Curry Rice [Small S$7.90, Regular S$9.90, Large S$11.90] is one of the most popular curry rice dish here. The chicken cutlet is crispy on the outside yet moist and tender on the inside. Aromatic Japanese curry covers fragrant Japanese rice. It’s such a perfect combination of flavors and textures.
Kake Udon [Small S$4.90, Regular S$6.90, Large S$8.90] costs only S$2.40 (mini version) with any curry rice.
Kaki udon is a traditional Japanese noodle dish of fresh udon noodles in simple daishi broth. The beauty lies in the simplicity of the dish and the perfection of the ingredients. The sanuki udon and daishi broth are freshly-made every morning.
Maru Ten Udon uses premium wheat flour to make their sanuki udon characterized by square shape and flat edges with chewy texture.
Mentai Butter Udon [Small S$7.90, Regular S$9.90, Large S$11.90] is the only dry udon on the menu.
Give the udon, melted butter at the bottom and mentaiko sauce a good mix for the best experience. The butter and mentaiko sauce gives the udon a delicate richness that adds to the chewiness of the udon. Even though it does not look like a lot, it is just the right amount for one person.
There is a small selection of tempura which are freshly-fried so they are very crispy.
I love the chewy sanuki udon and daishi stock that Maru Ten Udon makes in-house everyday. The curry rice and tempura are delicious as well.
Maru Ten is also available for delivery from GrabFood, FoodPanda and Deliveroo.
Maru Ten Udon
Address: 101 Thomson Road, United Square #B1-07, Singapore 307591
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 10pm