Yomoda Soba is the third restaurant I tried among the plentiful selection in Japan Food Town. I chose Yomoda Soba as the third restaurant since I was craving for some good Cold Soba. According to the homepage of Yomoda Soba, it is said that the word Yomoda has many meanings. It can mean “carefree”, “easy going” and friends too. And interesting, in the Ehime prefecture’s Matsuyama dialect, this word is best for anyone who considers themselves as a ‘bit of a joker’ and likes to see the funny side of things. So much so is the meaning of the name.
When I arrived at Yomoda Soba on a Sunday for lunch, the long queue surprised me. I didn’t know that Soba is a popular choice among Singaporean. My thought on the popularity for Japanese noodles ranked first for Ramen, then Udon, and lastly Soba. Maybe it is due to its location since it is along the entrance.
The restaurant is relatively small though it may not be smallest restaurant in Japan Food Town.
At Yomoda Soba, the good news is beside the specialty Soba offered, there are side dishes and a few Donburi available for selection.
I went for the Tempura Seiro Soba. This is a Cold Soba with Soya dipping sauce. The Seiro was lightly salty and with the leek and wasabi added, it accentuated the flavours.
Soba was al dente though I believe some may find it a little hard. Since it is made of buckwheat, it isn’t as smooth as one would prefer. But it has a light fragrance.
Though the tempura was with a thicker batter as compared to some but at the very least it is still considerably light and the oil didn’t soak in the batter.
Overall, the serving isn’t huge since I managed to gorge down the entire portion.
I enjoyed the Tempura Seiro Soba and I want to try the Hot Soup Soba.
435 Orchard Road, #04-53, Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
Tel: +65 6262 3467
- North South line – Orchard station
- Tang Plaza along Orchard Road 36, 77, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 174e, 190, 518, 700, 700A
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