Wakashachiya Curry Udon, Singapore
I read about this place over the weekend, but I can't remember which publication it was (presumably the Straits Times?). Tonight, I was passing by The Central on my way home, so I stopped by to check it out. Located next door to Marutama Ramen, these guys (6 Eu Tong Sen Street #03-92, 6534-9984) specialized in kare udon.
So that's exactly what I ordered, with the added option of some age-nasu on top. The thought of a curry-based broth never really struck home with me before, so I wasn't expecting much. But this turned out to be better than I thought it would be. The most striking part was the quality of the ingredients, ranging from the rich-tasting eggplant to the firm noodles and even the slices of leek inside. The curry, while looking like a pale gooey mess in the photo, was actually decently spicy (for a Japanese curry, anyway).
Well, again, it was the quality of the ingredients that I liked, and that will be the thing to bring me back. I also want to try the hitsu-mabushi, which was some kind of a unagi don-like thing from Nagoya that one is supposed to split into four parts to make stuff like an ochazuke-derivant of it. Sounds interesting.