We headed to Tampines Mall on Friday (3 July) to check out the Hokkaido Fair organised by Isetan.
We started our lunch with a bowl of Toro Toro Char Siew Ramen (Rich Pork Soup)$15.00. Its supposed to be some 2005 Ramen Winner, so we want to check it out.
Interestingly the ramen is quite thick, like hokkien mee, but it doesn't have the alkaline taste. The soup is very tasty and the char siew is very tender. Yummy!
Next we tried the Mori No Ikameshi(Seasoned squid with glutinous rice) $6.80. I saw this on a TV show so I wanted to try it for myself. The squid is very tender but the flavour is quite strong, so I don't really fancy it.
Next Cobby bought a box of Hotate yaki balls (scallop) $7.50. Honestly I didn't taste the scallop at all, maybe it was too small? Perhaps the octopus would taste better since it's texture is more firm.
By now we were a little full, but I wanted to try some desserts, so queued up to try out another recommended item, the Full Moon. $6.60 per piece!
Well it's expensive but so worth it! The pudding consist of three layers. The top is a layer of mashed Japanese sweet potato, the middle is pudding and the bottom is a thin layer of caramel cream. When I try to scoop the pudding with my spoon, I was surprised to find out that it's hard! I think it's because the staff put it in the fridge, so the layers had become firm, like ice cream! I wonder if it was supposed to be like this? Or was it suppose to be eaten warm? Anyway~ It was delicious! Money well spent!
Lastly was to stop by the Dango Stick stall. There were so many varieties! I love Japanese red bean paste, so I asked the auntie behind the counter to recommend!
Even though both have red bean filling, the auntie said both are very different. And it's true! The one on the left is has a jelly like texture while the one on the right is more chewy. But both are nice!
There were so many more food stalls but by then we were already quite full. I guess next time we can actually go to Hokkaido to try out the food! Hee hee...