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Japanese food is comfort food. And always miso cod. Or miso everything. Think it’s better than Har-Cheong-Gai-everything or salted-egg-everything or matcha-everything. Not into food trends, only into good food.
[Katong] 8-course Omakase for $48—sounds too good to be true? Don’t believe everything nice you see online; we found out the hard way. Having read good things about their previous offerings, we expected bold, inventive dishes in the same vein, but boy were we sorely disappointed. Gone were the much raved Foie Gras Chawanmushi, the “Curry Puff” with seaweed tempura, and even the Bak Kut Teh Udon. Here’s what we had: -Escargot and pickles -Salmon Carpaccio with Ponzu and Truffle Oil (ok quite tasty) -Chawanmushi with Ikura (???) -Minced Meat with pumpkin and eggplant (minced meat, really?) -Thai-spiced Pork Neck Skewer (not that tender or well-marinated) -Hand-roll with a piece of salmon (I’m not even bothering with a photo) -Light Dashi with Minced Chicken (they weren’t joking about light—it was really bland, the chicken too) -Yuzu Sorbet with Coconut cream (a small saving grace, this worked nicely) What did we just pay for? None of the 8 dishes were worth $6. Where was the promised invention? Compared to the dishes from just over two months ago (see the @eatbooksg review) the ones we had were just boring and tasted mediocre, even for its $48 price tag. If you aren’t invited to a tasting, take your money and go elsewhere. “Cheap Omakase” always felt like an oxymoron to me, and on such a showing, seems like I’m still right. Read our newest article on: Affordable Dates At $15 Link in bio. No Go❌ Can Go Must Go
[Rakuya] - local inspired Bak Kut Teh Udon. Using Inaniwa udon, the broth is a cross between the herbal and peppery bak kut teh. It even comes with a piece of Kurobuta baby back ribs that has been cooked to tender, falling off the bone with ease. This is probably the most expensive bak kut teh I have eaten, topped with edible gold leaf. . Read more about it at . Rakuya 89 East Coast Road Singapore 428790 Tel: +65 64407071 Nearest MRT: Dakota (CC Line) Opening Hours: Daily: 12pm - 11pm
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