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Singapore's best Zaru Soba

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Singapore's best Zaru Soba

Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet | Jul 9, 2005 01:04 PM

MAKING my way down the Bond Street of Singapore today, I felt in need of sustenance. It is always hot here. It's 34 degrees Celsius in the shade at lunchtime every day. I popped into Tatsuyas (no it has no relation to the one in Sydney owned by my friend)just off Orchard Road. I was suddenly transported to Kyoto, Japan. Listening to incongrous, upbeat jazz music playing "Mack the Knife" from Kurt Weill's "Die dreigroschen Oper", I enjoyed what is probably Singapore's best ice cold Zaru Soba, with a little quail's egg with the top sliced off to put into the soy dipping sauce plus lots of spring onions as well as a dash of green wasabi, for that pungent kick at the back of your throat, just after you swallow the noodles. With some Ocha or Japanese green tea, I had this simple yet satisfying meal. For dessert, a small scoop of Japanese citrus ice cream imported from Japan. Little bits of orange peel spurted their refreshing acids on to my palate as I munched. From "Japan" I re-entered sunny Singapore refreshed and cool! Chowhounds of the world unite, we have nothing to lose but our teeth! Enjoy!!! By Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet

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