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15 Mohamed Sultan Road
Singapore 238964

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12:00pm - 02:00pm
07:00pm - 09:00pm

12:00pm - 02:00pm
07:00pm - 09:00pm

07:00pm - 09:00pm



07:00pm - 09:00pm

07:00pm - 09:00pm

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This was the last savoury course by Chef-owner Shigeru Koizumi from our dinner last night.

A simple yet stunning dish, it featured Sanma (Pacific Saury) cooked with ginger and spring onions. After being presented to us as shown in my photo above, one of the chefs went promptly to work, breaking up the grilled pieces of Sanma to mix them in (rather aggressively I might add but not that I mind - aggression is sexy...) with the rice. By the time the contents of the pot was scooped into the waiting wooden bowls, the fish had become so fine and well-integrated with the rice grains, it was nigh impossible to tell them apart.

Fresh (not chilled, nor farmed) ikura was spooned on as the last touch. The taste was truly sublime. Of course I had to have seconds.

💬 The kabu (turnip) came with scallops hidden with kabu consommé jelly and kabu foam, topped with smoked caviar, sugar pea and kailang flower with yuzu.
💬 The uni desh has generous servings of bafun uni mixed with shiitake mashroom flan and chrysanthemum flower beneath katsuo dashi vinegar jelly
15 Mohamed Sultan Road
Singapore 238964.

12pm to 130pm Wed to Fri
7pm to 9pm Tues to Saturday
Closed Sun and Mon
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“YES, YES, YES" is only answer when an invitation to Esora comes your way (thank you Annette!).
When I entered the restaurant, it was apparent Autumn had arrived with beauty and grace in their beautiful space. Framed by the updated floral centrepiece behind the open kitchen, Chef-owner Koizumi and his team worked quietly, as though in deep reverence of the fine ingredients they handle.
Our menu, curated by Chef himself, comprised of lunch and dinner items. We also got to try the tea-pairing as well. A few people had told me it elevates the dining experience - they‘re right. The five teas, of which only one was served hot, complemented the dishes very well, adding new flavour dimensions of floral, smoky, milky and vanilla-sweetened, to each deliciousness.
We began with Chef Koizumi's special dashi, an opener-of-appetite made of two kinds of kombu and a touch of yuzu. An airy-light monaka wafer sandwiching foie gras terrine, Japanese persimmon and a myoga salad was next. Then came the inevitably-breathtaking Esora Hassun, a tableau on a tray with the splendour of the season captured in six edibles nestled in fall’s vivid foliage. We enjoyed them in the recommended sequence, starting with the barracuda sushi in nori wrap and ending with the Shiitake mushroom flan adorned in abalone before cleansing our palate with a Japanese gooseberry. Chef’s wife Maasa arrived at this point, bearing a pot with a stunningly presented pigeon prepared in two ways, and plated with lime kosho. The closing carb of hairy crab donabe was exceptional - so comforting and sweet with plenty of shredded crab meat.
For dessert, we had a pretty pear sorbet that reminded Annette of her favourite Solero popsicle. After that was the magnificent wasanbon caramel ice-cream served with housemade kuromitso and an avalanche of finely grated Tokushima white truffle. It was ambrosial! Autumn’s petit fours tasted as lovely as summer’s (the melon ice-cream mochi was for me, the best of the lot).


The whole slab of juicy wagyu sits atop white maitake puree which has a more mellow taste, and crowned with whole black maitake which is stronger in earthiness.
The wagyu, and the entire meal, was so good, that I immediately booked my dinner slot. And my dinner is finally happening this Saturday.. Can't wait!

Make your reservations early for two reasons - first, they get booked out 2 months in advance for popular slots; and second, I'm certain they'll get their Michelin star in less than two weeks time, so it'll be harder to get a seat here after the award ceremony.
Every course was good, very good. Mrs @esora.koizumi asked me what's my favourite, and if I must pick one, I'll say it's the Hassun, which represents the current season in a kaiseki meal. And pictured here are all the little dishes presented to me in Esora's expression of summer.
I've already decided that I'll come here every change of season. It's easily the best restaurant I've been to this year.
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Like the Beyoncé of fish porridges, this bowl of Aji Ochazuke commandeered eyes effortlessly. A full-bodied beauty, its quiet but charismatic presence drew everyone in like a magnet. Spending a few seconds (in my friend Szeliang‘s case, about a minute at least) devoted to simply inhaling its “breath” and marveling at its existence was the least we could do before plunging in to savour one flavourful slurp and bite after another.