All their food looks fantastic, smells gorgeous and made me salivate profusely – but my mission was simple – I was at Tampopo to eat the Black Pig Shabu Ramen as I’d heard so much about it. The place is pretty easy to find, it’s on the ground floor and you can probably spot the queue from a mile away.
As mentioned, this is a busy, popular and well-known eating house and except to wait. From my experience the turn-over time is pretty fast so even during busy period you won’t have to wait an unbearably long time.
And well I was only there to eat one thing – Black Pig Shabu Ramen – it arrived at the table fairly quickly, steaming hot and smelling heavenly.
It’s one of the few things I’ve eaten that TOTALLY lived up to the hype, in a way it was an ephinany for me. I’ve never really ‘got’ ramen and the whole hoohaa about it – it’s just some kind of expensive Japanese instant noodles no? And well yes it had been for me, up until this point.
It’s like the first time you eat freshly handmade pasta – you can really taste the difference, it’s a completely different experience. That almost reminds me that I’m sad Fasta Pasta closed down…but that’s another story.
The noodles are springy and have some bite to them, almost like perfectly boiled al dente pasta – it was quite different from any ramen experiences I’d had previously.
It was absolutely fantastic, even though I’m not a HUGE ramen fan I have to say this is the best I’ve had by FAR and the hanjuka egg was absolutely divine. I will be trying some other recommended ramen places in Singapore next time I’m down there as it seems to be very high quality over there.
I miss it…and I’m hungry now. So tell me, where are your favourite ramen place in KL?
WE loved the ramen at Tampopo and I’ll definitely go back, we give it a yummylicious We Ate This 9/10.
177 River Valley Road
Liang Court Shopping Centre, #B1-50
Location on Google Maps (Itâ€™s at Liang Court).
Foursquare venue: Tampopo Restaurant
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