Media Tasting at Udon Kamon
Nestled in Eat at Seven, Suntec City, a Japanese food enclave, Udon Kamon unveils new menu mainstays this October! Inspired by Singapore’s hawker heritage, Udon Kamon infuses local flavours into its sanuki udons.
The Dark Sauce Dry Udon takes inspiration from Kuala Lumpur’s chilli ban mee. It features the restaurant’s signature sanuki udon accompanied with minced pork, crispy anchovies and some vegetables. The dark sauce has a slight spice to it, but we hoped for a more fiery kick to this since the chilli ban mee is always more shiok when eaten spicy. However, the minced pork was well-marinated and the udon had a good bite.
The second udon, Ipoh Style Chicken Udon, is reminiscent of the Ipoh’s 鸡丝河粉 (Shredded Chicken Hor Fun). The same sanuki udon is served with mushroom and vegetables, before being drenched in a thick soy-based gravy and topped with chicken thigh meat. The sesame oil was rather distinct This dish was a little on the sweet side, but hints of sesame oil wafted through when we tossed the noodles.
The last udon is the Truffle Beef Ying Yang Udon. We found this dish the most interesting and were told that inspiration came from the Hong Kong crispy noodles. Hence, the sanuki udon is served half chewy and half crispy. Toss all of them together in the umami gravy comprising of XO sauce, truffle, bean paste and chilli. Generous slices of beef tenderloin served were also tender and a good complement to the noodles.
Directly facing Udon Kamon is Tsuruhashi Fugetsu – Osaka’s Number 1 and largest okonomiyaki restaurant chain, with over 100 outlets globally.
We tried the Fugetsu Signature Okonomiyaki, which features savoury pancakes that were crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside. Fresh cabbage takes the centre stage of the okonomiyaki topped with mayo and special sauce. Be prepared for a 20-minutes wait from the time you order as these okonomiyakis are prepared upon order so you can have them.
This October, Tsuruhashi Fugetsu is set to introduce yakisoba (fried egg noodles) lunch specials at S$16.80++, available from Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 2.30pm, excluding public holidays. All sets come with rice, terriyaki chicken, egg mayo and miso soup. We tried the Tuesday Special, Mentai Mayo Shio Yakisoba. This is the dish for Mentaiko lovers, or else share it with a couple of friends to avoid it being too cloying as the flavours can get quite heavy. Eat at Seven has a wide range of Japanese eateries with a variety of dishes, so there’s definitely something for everyone. Do check out Udon Kamon and Tsuruhashi Fugetsu if you’re in the area!
*Service charge(10%) and GST(7%) applicable.
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