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36 Pekin Street
#01-01 Far East Square
Singapore 048766

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Saturday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:00pm

Tuesday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:00pm

Wednesday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:00pm

Thursday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday:
11:30am - 03:00pm
06:00pm - 10:00pm

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Botan is an unassuming Japanese restaurant that serves quality Japanese cuisine - the Kaisen don comes with a luxurious spread of sashimi and a homemade sauce that is served at the side:)

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My old love for sushi and new love for poke bowls made me order this bowl of yumminess. It was just the way I was imagining it. Lovely slices of fresh salmon and tuna with a touch of that tear-jerking wasabi cream.. and I was in heaven.. Once you get addicted to this kind of stuff, it's hard to resist it everyday.. I have to train my brain to walk past such shops every few days after I have such fishy bowls..
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Can't wait to have you again! #kaisendon #bojan #pekinstreet #chinasquare #singapore #burpple #burpplesg

Over the years, many Japanese eateries have come and gone but there are a few that are steadfastly serving their unique dishes, regardless of trends.
Along the row of more snazzy looking restaurants at Far East Square is Botan Japanese Restaurant. They've been in business for eighteen years and very little has changed. Up till today, they still have an entire section in the menu devoted to their in-house made tofu, while the set meals they offer remain popular with many who work in the area. The Negitoro Don, pictured above, is one of the latter.
From what I recall, this is available only on the days they receive shipment of the tuna, and maybe if you're lucky, the following day as well.
Over a bed of Japanese rice, hand-minced raw maguro, tobiko and scallions are spread, and then graced with a beaming moon of yolk. Once broken and mixed in, the raw egg coats everything in silkiness. You can choose to smoothen things further by adding the somewhat slimy yam that's provided on the side. I personally love their sesame sauce and tend to splash it on, flooding my bowl with its supreme fragrance.

However, I have no idea what got over me today that led me to order this Negitoro Don ($17). Maybe after seeing the egg yolk and minced tuna belly on top of Japanese rice made me change my mind. Reasons for me not liking sashimi are due to the fishy smell and texture, but I actually enjoyed my lunch today. However, I still can't see myself eating those slices of raw fish anytime soon.

BOTAN Japanese Restaurant
Address: 37, Pekin Street, Singapore 048761

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So disappointed that the rice they used is normal steam rice. So underwhelming. And expensive ($23) for what they gave

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Back at Botan last night to try their Negitoro Don ($17) - fresh minced tuna and ikura atop a bowl of rice and topped off with a raw egg yolk. The first mouth was heavenly, but the last got a bit jelat. Nevertheless, the freshness of the minced tuna shone through, peppered with sweet ikura bits here and there, it was overall a good eat. The set here comes with soup and desserts (oranges).

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