This is an official event coordinated with Kyoto Pref. Government. Kyoto is well known for its Wagyu beef that has won the 1st prize in the 61st Kinki Tokai Hokuriku Union beef cattle Kyoshin Board (第61回近畿東海北陸連合肉牛共進会) in Japan.
For a limited time from 5 Feb to 11 Feb 2014, diners will get to enjoy a specially crafted menu by Chef Okamoto from Kyoto that showcases Kyoto cuisine and its local delicacies.
Featuring items such as Kyoto’s award winning beef, Kyoto tsukemono (pickles), Yuba (silky sweet soymilk skin) from Shimizu Gojo-zaka Yuba Izumi (清水五条坂 ゆば泉), and Otokomae (男前) tofu is known for its richness and creamy texture.
Kyoto Fair is available in Tampopo @ Liang Court #01-23/24 and Tampopo Grand @ Takashimaya S.C. #04-28. Food Fair includes obanzai (appetizers), ala-carte items, lunch and dinner sets.
It was one of the best tasting menu ever, all of us walked away feeling so satisfied and happy~ highly recommend that you head down to Tampopo restaurants to try out this limited time Kyoto Fair menu.
For the Obanzai dishes, I highly recommend their Fresh Gluten Cake with Miso (3pcs) $8.00++ and Fresh Tofu Skin (Nama-Yuba) $5.00++.
The nama-fu squares was so soft and chewy, perfectly grilled and slathered with three different types of miso. While the fresh tofu skin (Nama-Yuba) was delicate and with a creamy melt in your mouth soy goodness.
This dish really made me think of my Kyoto travels, eating all the Yuba dishes~
In fact all the tofu and yuba dishes in the menu were really good including this Mizuna Salad with Tofu and Sesame dressing.
The set meals for both lunch (starts from $28.00++) and dinner (starts from $78.00++) did not disappoint. With the marbled tender Kyoto beef meat, one can choose between the Kyoto Beef grade A5 on grilled stone or if you prefer something lighterm the Kyoto Beef “MIYABI” A5 Shabubu with Kyoto Soy Milk Soup.
While the prices for the dinner sets is higher, I highly recommend the dinner sets as you are really paying for good quality Japanese food.
Each of the set meals ends off with a specially crated dessert by patisserie Chef Sae-san who is also the creative minds behind the desserts sold at Tampopo and Dulcet & Studio cafe. Using matcha powder flown in from Japan, she created this matcha fondue dessert.
A set of warabi mochi, strawberries and dango which you can dip into that rich matcha fondue – oh so good. The matcha flavour was distinct with the right amount of bitterness and the fondue was creamy.
We were joking about how we can drink the matcha fondue cause it is just too good (actually we literally did that).
After your meal, you can also do some shopping in the restaurant (Liang Court outlet) where fresh produce, fruits, tsukemono and small handicrafts from Kyoto are on sale.
Kyoto Fair is available in Tampopo @ Liang Court #01-23/24 and Tampopo Grand #04-28 from 5 Feb to 11 Feb 2015.
177, River Valley Road, Liang Court Shopping Centre, #01-23/24 Singapore 179030
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 11.30am to 10.30pm | Sun 11am to 10.30pm
Tampopo Grand @Takashimaya
391B Orchard Road, Takashimaya S.C. #04-28 Singapore 238872
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 11am to 10pm
Blog post disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The meal is compliments of Tampopo as part of a media tasting session and all views expressed are my own.