Shimbashi Soba @ Paragon : The House of Soba

290 Orchard Road
#B1-41 Paragon
Tel: 6735 9882
Daily: 11.30am – 10.00pm

I love Japanese food but I’m not really a fan of soba. I wouldn’t have walked into this Japanese restaurant if not for my best friend who recommended this place for our montly hang-outs. This house of soba sells nothing else except soba in their main menu.

More importantly, how is the food-wise? Let’s just say that I’m never going to come back again. Don’t blame me. Afterall, I don’t fancy soba and do not know how to apreciate it. Overall, I just find the soup stock and sauce base are way too salty for my tastebuds.

Handmade soba made by Japanese Soba masters.

Why Soba is so good?
Soba is high in protein and fibre but low in calories which make a good substitude for normal starchy noodles.

Get educated on the health benefits of Soba right on the table just before your meal. Just incase you might not know, Soba is actually the Japanese name for Buckwheat.Soba noodle is usually eaten chilled in a dipping sauce or a soaked in hot thick broth. At Shimbashi Soba, my two besties and I order the three different types of soba in three different ways.

Niku Nanban ($18.80)
I had the soup-based soba that has slices of beef. Its tased pretty much like Ramen becept that soba noodles are used instead of udon and the soup broth is quite thick and thus tasted a little salty.

Rating: 6/10

Niku Nanban, warm soup soba with beef,fishcake,vegetables and egg, is recommended by one of the waiters who served us. According to him, Niku Nanban is a popular dish among those who frequent this restaurant. If it’s that good, I got to try it!

The portion is rather big and I almost can’t finish the whole bowl!

Can’t decide what to order? Try Tempura. You will never go wrong with fried food somehow. 

Tempura Seiro ($20.80)
Chilled Soba with assorted tempura
Served with dipping sauce

Kamo Tsukemen Seiro ($21.20)
Chilled soba served with sliced season duck meat in warm broth.

Complimentary cripsy soba when you pay by UOB credit
Soba seems like a healthier alternative to udon or any other starch-based noodles because it is high in fibre and protein. Great for dieters!

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