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Tampopo Restaurant

Making a Quick Statement

So many Japanese restaurants have sprung up in our sunny shores that the competition in this industry has intensified. What does Tampopo have to offer to keep you going for more? The menu are definitely pricier than usual but the quality is exceptional. The imported Japanese Rice is a notch above others, making you dig deep into your rice bowl.

We Recommend:
Wafu Steak (Do not be fooled by its dubious name. This steak is phenomenal. Well-seasoned, tender and melts in the mouth.)
Premium soft shelled crab (So delectable that we ordered another plate right after we finished the first one.)

Tampopo Restaurant
177 River Valley Road #01-23, 24
Liang Court Shopping Centre
Singapore 179030

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 10.30pm
Tel: 6338 3186

Pinch and Punch for the First day of the Month: Sushi


Sushi does not mean “raw fish“.

The name means “sour rice“, and refers to the vinegared rice used in it. Not all sushi includes raw fish.

Five food facts about Sushi:

1. In Japan, an apprentice sushi chef spends two years learning to cook and season the rice, and another three learning to prepare fish, before he is allowed to work behind the sushi bar.

2. Almost 80% of the world’s Bluefin Tuna catch is used for sushi.

3. Raw fish slices served in restaurants are often flash frozen first using liquid nitrogen.

4. Raw fish in sashimi or sushi should not be served fresh and instead needs to “age slightly” to achieve a full flavour.

5. Traditionally, sushi is eaten with hands, not chopsticks.