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“Udon” Want To Miss Tsuru-Koshi’s National Day Special Laksa Ebi Tempura Udon Which Is Available From Now Till 31 Aug

Last Updated: August 17, 2019

Written by Carlissia Kew

National Day might be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still immerse ourselves in the festivities.

To celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday, Tsuru-Koshi has come up with a Laksa Ebi Tempura Udon (S$10.80), which is available from now till 31 August 2019.

Tsurukoshi Udon 9910

The Laksa Ebi Tempura Udon is exclusive to their Takashimaya outlet, so I headed down to get a taste of some locally-inspired udon.

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The bowl of laksa udon comes in a decent serving, with ingredients like fishcake slices and ebi tempura (fried prawns).

Even though one can’t expect the usual fishballs and meatballs in this Japanese version of our laksa, I did wish there were more ingredients (perhaps other tempura varieties) in the dish to get my money’s worth.

Tsurukoshi Udon 3

The ebi tempura was generous in size, and is plated separately from the udon to prevent them from turning soggy.

I enjoyed the tempura batter, which was crispy and not overly oily, while the prawns were fresh and had a nice bite to them. Compared to the usual prawns that we find in our laksa, these prawns were more succulent.

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I started my laksa by slurping up some udon, which was silky and chewy, and paired well with the curry. I felt that the noodles were a similar but nice alternative to the thick vermicelli that we usually have with our laksa.

Tsurukoshi Udon 5

The laksa curry was pretty standard; light but still flavourful. It also had a spicy kick without being too overwhelming.

One thing I enjoy about eating laksa is having the tau pok (beancurd skin) soak up the curry, which provides an explosion of flavour in your mouth when you take a bite.

Overall, I enjoyed the ebi tempura and udon variations to our usual laksa. But for S$10.80 a bowl, I found it to be a one-time dish to #treatmyself. I’ll probably go back to my usual S$5 hawker centre laksa.


If you’re ever at the Takashimaya Food Hall and want some laksa with a Japanese-twist, head down to Tsuru-Koshi and give their Laksa Ebi Tempura Udon a try before the National Day special ends.

Dates & Times: From now to 31 August 2019 | available at the Tsuru-Koshi Takashimya outlet 

Prices: S$10.80 per bowl

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Tsuru-Koshi

391 Orchard Road, #B2-01/02/03 Takashimaya Food Hall, Singapore 238872

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Tsuru-Koshi

391 Orchard Road, #B2-01/02/03 Takashimaya Food Hall, Singapore 238872

Operating Hours: 9am - 10pm (Daily)

Operating Hours: 9am - 10pm (Daily)

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