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Kabuke Pleasure Bowl (S$58) A scrumptious Japanese rice bowl in the CBD! Kabuke is pretty much hidden away from the bustle despite located right smack in Telok Ayer Street. Located on the second floor, the compact establishment can host people at its bar counter as well as a couple of group tables. It offers a couple of rice bowls in the range of $15-20 to attract the lunch crowd but I opted for one of its signature wagyu bowls, the Kabuke Pleasure Bowl. On the menu, it’s priced at $58 but thank goodness for Entertainer, it’s now just $29 a pop thanks to 1-for-1. What can I say but that I licked the bowl clean? The Australian wagyu strip-loin had a seared exterior leaving a pink tender centre. The uni tasted sweet and fresh and was decked with a slip of caviar. The bowl included a nice hefty chunk of foie gras. The onsen egg and ikura coated the Niigata Koshihikari rice well and goes well with the truffle shoyu. I was pleasantly surprised at how good a bowl this was. Will definitely be back if I’m in the CBD!
Kenneth
2d
Heaven in a bowl. From a while back, but still have dreams of this. I'd go ahead and throw out the most overused word in gourmet circles — but this 𝘄𝗮𝗴𝘆𝘂 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗶𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝘄𝗹 ($40) was truly supremely 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵. - The wagyu striploin was immensely tender and bursting with flavour; the foie gras gently dissolved on my tongue, whilst leaving a prominent impression of its luxurious flavour. - What tied it together though, was the mix of the rice with the intoxicating garlic chips, beautifully coated with a silky onsen egg — fragrant and texturally pleasing. - P.S. forgot to account for red counter lights, this was the extent of my (limited) editing magic ----- 📍 200A Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068638 ⏱️ (Mon-Fri) 11.30am-2pm; (Mon-Thurs) 6pm-11pm, (Fri) 6pm-12am, (Sat) 6pm-10pm; closed on Sundays
Evan
11w
Wagyu + Uni Bowl Had the pleasure bowl and normal wagyu bowl the last time and wanted to try something different. Felt like their portions has decreased since the last time I was here. Beef quality still good nonetheless and service was impeccable. Didn’t really fancy the tempura. If you’re ordering starters, the Camembert mochi and chicken wings is the tried and true way to go (imho).
Fel
18w
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Fries With Truffle Mayo The truffle fries is fresh and crispy but I did find it a little ex as it is truffle mayo which means it is a little diluted. Can do without, I wish they offered normal fries at half the price (: Can also skip the mushrooms, was a tad too salty.
Emma
12w
Hanger Steak 200gm I love a good steak! @steakvillesg is a hidden and underrated restaurant serving steaks near the heart of town (Bencoolen). We ordered the 200g Hanger Steak ($22+), that comes with a salad. The beef was tender and juicy, very small of it has a mildly burnt taste (which I like). It comes with a very light beetroot sauce that adds a touch of sweetness to the dish! This is comparable to Featherblade but without the queue. Give it a try! Psst, they have a weekday lunch deal, though steaks are not included but most reviews said that their other dishes such as pasta and chicken are also awesome. And they serve good coffee by @candourcoffee
Emma
12w
Brown Buttered Chicken While Steakville specialises in steak, I didn’t regret ordering the Brown Buttered Chicken ($15). The chicken breast was slow-cooked in butter with cloves of garlic and herbs for a mouthwatering aroma. Unlike some tough and dry breast meat out there, the chicken was tender and succulent. To my surprise, the butter wasn’t too “jelak”, but then again, the slab of chicken was sitting in the pool of butter (definitely normal) which was slightly unnerving as I feared the calories 😂 It was delicious nonetheless.
Soo
1y
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Brunch All Day - Beyond Breko Café at Holland V serves brunch all day and serves drinks as well. We went there for dinner and ordered Chickenology ($16.50), shown above, and Salmon Mac & Cheese ($17), below. Chickenology was really delicious and addictive, a medley of textures - crispy fried chicken, mashy mashed potato, gooey poached egg and a very flavourful concoction of mushroom sauce with truffle oil! We really recommend this dish! However, the Salmon Mac & Cheese was a horrible disaster - more like Penne and Cheese. There were only 5 small pieces of baked (and tough) salmon. The Penne and Cheese was not cheesy at all, and it was like forcing 2 incompatible people together - distasteful experience. Overall, it felt like a budget meal that a novice could have whipped up in less than 15 minutes (or less) as a quick midweek meal. We do not recommend the Salmon Mac & Cheese at all!!! Try their other dishes, which look pretty good! However, the place was well designed and it gave off a cosy atmosphere. We will revisit to try their other dishes!
Kennedy
1w
Salmon $17.50 Burpple 1-for-1 Love how flavourful the baked vegetables were. The potatoes were nice and soft.
JK
4w
Chilli Crab Pasta ($18) The soft shell crabs were the first thing that caught my attention. They were deep fried and extremely crunchy. It’s pretty well battered and tasty. My only gripe was that it’ll get soggy after getting soaked with the sauce! So tips to chomp these babies down first while it’s still hot and crispy! The sauce was legit. Perhaps the cafe skeptic in me had low expectations of an Asian twist on pasta, but this chilli crab sauce satisfied my Asian taste bud. Eggy, spicy, and tangy from the lime — it was just the right balance. Especially appreciated the generous lather of eggs. Wished I had some mantous to go along with this sauce (this view was echoed by several of my friends) Pasta was average, al-dente. Would recommend if you’re into chilli crab and spice!
Fi
4w
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