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Came back to try level 3 spiciness of the dish. I did not taste any spiciness anyway, so I guess this dish is not spicy at all, sadly:( What I love about the tempura is that it is not overly crispy and there are a worthy amount of the veggie and chicken there (as compared to those with a lot of batter and little actual food). The chicken is really well spiced too, but it may taste a bit too salty for those who do not like salty food. The soba was well-cooked and the broth is not overly umami nor fishy which I like.
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• Soba with chicken tempura [$13.9 excluding GST and service charge, $16.35 after]

You can find this small fusion ramen joints behind the reception desk of Hotel Soloha near Potato Head Folks over at Outram. They accept customers mostly through reservation. We visited during weekday dinner time, and probably as a testimony to how somewhat-popular this place is, we were repeatedly asked about our reservations and to leave once we finish the food, probably since we did not have any reservations. We were about to leave anyway so we didn't mind that so much but probably others shall bear this in mind. The menu is limited yet interesting. Truffle ramen, even though I like how they presented it, is kinda saturated here in town but they have the mala one which is their recommended item and a honey parma ham ramen as well. The truffle was not so strong as compared to some other ramen joints serving the item, though, so for the price I think the ambience and the hype play more role in their popularity.
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• Sliced wagyu ramen with Truffle Iberico tonkotsu [$23.9]

Cold zaru soba and some tempura atop of rice at the side. This is around $13 and the portion is so big! It is so worth it! The seats are Japanese style where it is mostly counter seat and you eat around the cook counter. The cook is Japanese, therefore the way the dish is cooked is really Japanese style.

And not sure if it was just us overthinking things but the shape of the tray is very unique and considerate. The flat one is the one that faces that junction between the table and the wall and the curved one is towards us.

Long queues and limited serving with quite a long waiting time and limited eating time (they say it is due to the cook who are still in training) makes me to vouch to only visit this place during off-peak hours. It still saw a long queue on a weekday pre-lunchtime though especially for this 3x30-servings-a-day premium pancake. The hype is sort of justified - fresh cream, creamy butter, syrup that is not overly sweet, packed yet fluffy pancake. My limit is two pancakes I guess.. And the for-here drinks are also served in plastic cups with plastic straws (and they don't ask me if I need the straw nor they serve the straw separately). I could settle with this here but there are better ones in Japan! Nonetheless I will come back here to try their other pancakes.
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• Premium pancake [$17.9]
• Iced chocolate [$6.9]

Udon broth is well balanced between the umami and clear taste which I like.. I don't like the too-heavy, fishy kind. The tempura is crunchy, but it didn't blend so well with the togarashi (this is level 2 spiciness btw). Generous portion as well.

One note is that the waitstaff wasn't patient at all in explaining the dish and the spiciness level. She seemed to rush everything and got me to just choose level 2 right away saying level 3 is "wasabi spicy la just choose level 2" even when I originally told her I wanted level 3! What was her fascination with level 2 about? Alright maybe she had other tables to wait and the turnaround has to be quick but don't customers also deserve to know what I eat, no? Furthermore I was seated at the counter table which is not as popular as the main dining area and only one other seats out of five on the counters were filled hence seat turnaround may not be an issue here.

Salmon is rather fresh and combining it with truffle is a really good idea. The rice is not so awesome though, I prefer it to be slightly more moist and chewy.
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In frame: Truffle Salmon Don [$16.80]

Truffle galore to satisfy my senses. Love! The noodle is cooked just right, so are the two slicea of chasiu. The sous vide egg is so wobbly it's a good Boomerang opportunity.
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• Truffle ramen, dry [$16.90]
• Iced green tea [$2]

The portion was much smaller than that during their Amoy Street days (rental pressure?), nevertheless the wagyu was as nice as before! I'll keep coming back for their yoghurt-based sauce. It is conveniently located near Don Don Donki too! Another drawback is their small capacity, but there wasn't any queue when I visited recently either.
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In frame: Regular Roast Beef Donburi [$10, excl. service charge]

Truffle. おいしい! The 16 grain rice is nice as well. So balanced - not bland nor dry nor too wet. It tastes like home food to me.
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In frame: 2 deli set [$12.90]

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Decent gyudon for the price! Found another go-to place in Bugis.

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For its price and portion it sure is value for money. Though the portion is so big you might not be able to finish one by yourself! 1 flame curry is already spicy and overpowering the curry itself. I got myself an onsen egg at the sides and while it is Instagram-ably runny, I initially thought that they would not serve it separately.
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In frame: chicken katsu curry, 1 flame.

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The katsu is fried well enough and the curry is not so empowering. It always makes good enough Japanese meals as they have promotions every so often - keep it up! 😜
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In frame: Chicken Katsu Curry

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