Tsukada Nojo – Amazing Beauty Pot Opens 2nd Branch at Chinatown Point


Many could not believe that Tsukado Nojo indicated “closed” and “full house” at 7pm. There were still 3 more hours to closing. Well sir, I got my reservation at 5:30pm, and only managed to get in for my collagen soup after an hour’s wait.

Moral of the story: Register your name at the counter, give them your number for them to sms, and come back after you are done with shopping. That would mean an hour or two. No queue but they are always full.

Tsukada Nojo has opened its 2nd branch in Singapore after the Plaza Singapura branch got insanely popular. They are best known for their Bijin Nabe ($25 for 1 pax) – a “Beauty Pot” of collagen-rich organic chicken broth, and ingredients of prawns, fresh organic vegetables mushroom and chicken meatballs.

For those who haven’t tried their Bijin Nabe, you may go “oh my goodness what is this” when you are first served with a pot with lumps of white smooth silky pudding.

That big pile is fats, I mean collagen. And watch it melt-melt-melt into a boiling pot of divine chicken broth after heated. (Read: More collagen goodness)

Having hotpot never seems this fun, and guilty. Half the time, I was thinking “Am I really going to eat that lump of white?”

The broth is cooked using no ordinary chicken. This is the Jidori chicken.

Jidori what? The Jidori chicken is a valuable ‘brand chicken’ in Japan, raised organically with stringent quality standards. The soup is transported all the way from Japan – super. And it really tastes nutritious, rich and extremely flavourful.

Of all the ingredients of prawns and vegetables (which are in small quantities but fresh), my favourite is the Tori Tsukune where chicken meatballs is scooped out a wooden spatula. I was in luck, because the waitress was a sweet kawaii Japanese girl, and super friendly.

Tsukada Nojo’s Bijin Nabe cannot be your regular food though. Too much of a good thing may prove too lush. Some may say the broth is too salty and thick – but I still love it to bits. The meal simply makes me feel comforted and full of bliss, extremely satisfied.

I am quite willing to wait an hour for this (anyway, you can always shop at Daiso downstairs). The Beauty pot is only available dinner-time. Please reserve early to avoid disappointment!

Tsukada Nojo Bijin Nabe 美人锅
133 New Bridge Road #02-37 Chinatown Point Tel: +65 6444 8840 (Chinatown MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm

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Danro Japanese Hotpot (NEX)
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15 Responses to “Tsukada Nojo – Amazing Beauty Pot Opens 2nd Branch at Chinatown Point”

  1. July 30, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to eat this for so long! So they take reservations now?

    • admin
      July 30, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

      No, you have to go very early say 5pm to get your number, then they will SMS you. 😀

  2. July 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    I see the white lump I already scare. I felt I am not eating fresh.

    • admin
      July 30, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

      I actually dranks two white lumps. Cos they would top up with more lumps to cook your noodles.

  3. July 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    They harden the collagen with ingredients such as salt? As I thought collagen is not salty.

    • admin
      July 30, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

      It’s actually chicken broth, so the salt would have come from there.

  4. sel
    July 31, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    AVA bans poultry imports from Japan so the Jidori chickens are not used in their hotpot. The chickens they use are from Malaysia, only the collagen puddings are imported from Japan. Pls clarify.

  5. sel
    July 31, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    AVA bans the import of poultry from Japan. The chickens Tsukada Nojo use for their hotpots are from M’sia. Only the collagen puddings made from jidori chickens are imported from Japan. Pls clarify.

  6. August 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

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  7. Lee
    August 16, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    how much per pax?

    • admin
      August 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

      Price is above, $25++ per pax

  8. August 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    I’m feeling a bit hungry looking at this post now… The lump of collagen… is really quite yummy looking. Haha! >,<

  9. Tan Rui Siang
    November 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    went today, quite an interesting way to create soup! but really good!

  10. YW
    July 29, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    Hi, just wanted to clarify collagen is protein not fats…. although i cant be sure whether they put fat into the pudding


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