Chef Tan-San

The First Tonkatsu Chef in Singapore
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About Hajime

The passion for Japanese cuisine led Chef Tan-San to start Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen.

Hajime is the Japanese word for "beginning" (初め) and the short form for “Hajimemashite”, which means “Nice to meet you”. It represents our philosophy of going back to food’s beginning and our warm welcome to all patrons.

Hajime is a dream 40 years in the making, by the First Tonkatsu Chef in Singapore.

Chef Tan-San’s culinary journey started in the 70s excelling in Butchery.

In the 90s, he headed to Japan to master the Art of Tonkatsu.

After which, Chef Tan-San returned to Singapore to helm the kitchen of Tonkichi, making him the nation’s very first Tonkatsu chef.

Subsequently, Chef Tan-San became the Pioneer Chef of Tampopo, famed for numerous creation.

In 2016, Hajime is born, realising Chef Tan-San’s dream, 40 years in the making.


The making of our Tonkatsu & Ramen

Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen

myVillage @ Serangoon Gardens
1 Maju Avenue, #02-07/8/9
Singapore 556679

Mon to Fri:
11:30am to 3:00pm
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Sat, Sun & PH:
11.30am to 3:00pm
5:00pm to 10:00pm

Last order at 9:30pm

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