Food Review: Udon Kamon opens at Eat at Seven, Suntec City Tower 1 Level 3, Singapore 038983

So I bought a packet of "Made in Japan" udon from FairPrice the other day because it just seemed such a simple dish to make, but I realised that there were no soup base or seasoning provided in the noodles. It was just plain, Sanuki style udon noodles. So my family had to improvise and use "chinese style" ingredients. That just made me appreciate actual udon dashi broth so much more, which is why I have to recommend this newly opened Udon Kamon at Suntec for anyone who's around the area and have a craving for some. 

By the way, from today 21st Feb 19 to Saturday, there's a opening 1-for-1 special promo for all udon (min. 2 diners, lowest priced udon is free) so do check them out. 

Here's the interior, closer to the external escalator from Ground Floor outside Suntect that leads to the Eat At Seven compound. 

They boasts of 3 different signature udons, all soup-based so no dry udon here. But for what its worth, the udon is not just clear dashi broth variety, but incorporates ramen-style tonkotsu broth and even tom yam (they have the widest range of broths in SG). Prices are super reasonable considering the amount of effort that goes into hand-making the udon noodles from scratch.

You can view their full menu on their Facebook Page

Here's the drinks menu for those looking to pair it with some drinks after work. S$32 for 5 Sapporo beers seems pretty reasonable to me!

Anyway we tried 4 different udons on that night from light to extra spicy. Straight up, as a person who cannot tolerate too much spice I am unable to comment too much on the super spicy one except that super spicy fans will love it. Me personally? I really loved the non-spicy ones.

That would have to be the most basic, but to me, the best-tasting one on the menu - their Smoked Duck Udon (S$11.80).  The shoyu-based dashi broth is made with premium bonito (katsuo fish) from Kagoshima that has been aged for at least two years. The bonito flakes are also shaved fresh and used for garnish, apart from the broth. The duck is also flown in from Italy so you know they are not scrimping on the ingredients! The broth was sweet with umami flavours, light to the touch but perfectly complementary to the smooth, slightly chewy noodles which is the perfect carry for the flavours. 5/5

Then there's the Prawn Tonkotsu Udon (S$14.80), which employs ingredients such as tiger prawns, slipper lobster and the broth is cooked with pork and sakura ebi for that hearty seafoody flavour. This was my second favourite - it actually tastes sweet from the seafood goodness and is a very rich experience! 4/5

The Tom Yum Udon (S$13.80) is quite unique for a Japanese udon shop. I had a sip of the broth which tasted more peppery, but still packs a heat! It was also a tad too sour for my liking but we have given feedback for it. Coming in that stone vessel however ensured that the soup was kept hot for a bit. 2/5

The Magma Spicy Udon (S$13.80) is the most 'famous' for Udon Kamon and indeed packed an intense heat which I definitely could not withstand! It tasted good though according to others and if you are a spice lover, this is for you.

I'll highly recommend all udon fans to check out Udon Kamon and be pleasantly surprised at their execution of the humble udon here in Singapore because it is pretty darn good. Perfect for a day when all you crave is simplicity and heart-warming goodness.
Udon Kamon
Eat @ Seven, Suntec City Tower 1 Level 3
3 Temasek Boulevard #03-307, Sky Garden Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Mondays to Fridays 11.30 – 10pm (Closed from 3pm – 5pm) and Sat/Sundays 11.30am – 10pm
6266 5338

Thanks to Brand Cellar and Udon Kamon for the invite!

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