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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tsukada Nojo 塚田農場 for 美人鍋! @ Chinatown Point

17 April 2014:  One of our preggie friends had a craving for hotpot and the group suggested going to Tsukada Nojo for their famous collagen hotpot - 美人鍋!  This was my second visit to Tsukada Nojo and during the first visit with hubby, we didn't manage to try the collagen hotpot as it was not available during weekend lunchtime then and we had ramen instead.  We made a reservation and all of us were early and thus, we managed to secure 2 tables easily.  Heard from my friend that for this branch at Chinatown Point, they allow reservation but will only hold the table for 5 mins.
 The "magical" beancurd-like collagen was presented to us.
 As this was my first time having the collagen hotpot, I was given a namecard with the title "Assistant Manager". 
 2 of my friends (Sam and Angeline) were promoted to "Manager" as this was their second time having the hotpot.  Thus, they were "rewarded" with a complimentary basket of fries each.  They passed one basket of fries to my table where there were 3 kids.
 Our friends who had tried this recommended us to order this dish:  
Chicken Nanban - Original Flavour ($8.50++)
It was indeed very tasty.
 Homemade Tamagoyaki  ($4.50++)
The sweetened omelette was nicely layered into a heart and we loved the texture.  My table ordered 2 plates of this.
 Waiting for the collagen to melt to form a delicious and tasty broth...
 The ingredients were presented to us in this manner.  This was for 3 pax.  The standard set for each person cost $25++.

 We were served a teacup of the broth for the "original" taste before all the other ingredients were added in.

 We also ordered a plate of thin noodles to share.
 At the end of our meal, we were served a complimentary plate of jelly on a nicely decorated plate with the staff's "drawing".

 They had already pre-prepared many plates of "drawing" and were placed on the rack next to our table.
Overall, the quality of food was good and I don't mind coming back again for more collagen!

Tsukada Nojo 塚田農場
Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road #02-37, S059413
Tel: 64448840

Opens Daily
Lunch: 11:30 - 15:00
Dinner: 17:00 - 22:00

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