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Oishi-desu! 🍙

Oishi-desu! 🍙

Featuring The Sushi Bar (Far East Plaza), Omoté, Tanuki Raw (Orchard Central), Shukuu Izakaya & Sake Bar, Kajiken (Square 2), Salmon Samurai (100AM), HANA, The Public Izakaya by Hachi, Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry (Millenia Walk), Marutama Ra-men (Liang Court)
Rachelle Ng
Rachelle Ng

Am kind of impressed by the Spicy Yuzu Ratan Ramen ($15.90) from Afuri! Unlike the typical thick flavored pork bone base, what you get is a refreshing citrus flavored balanced with a comfortable level of spiciness that got me almost finishing the soup till the last drop. It couldn’t be more than perfect if the soup was a little less oily and the char siew was a little more tender.

Pretty good selections of izakaya and donburi bowls at rather reasonable prices ranging from $5-$17. Their skewers are well seasoned with differentiated flavors from one stick to another. Chicken wings are lightly salted while chicken balls are lightly brushed with sweet teriyaki sauce and the natural sweetness of shiitake mushroom and bacon with asparagus. Another recommended dish for oyster lovers will be their sake-cooked oyster!

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Lightly torched aburi salmon roll from Tomi Sushi. With a little of the creaminess off the top and a little fattiness off the mouthfeel. It’s still quite a decent roll to have. Not the best I ever had, neither was it the most money worthy restaurant to begin with. Freshness of sashimi can definitely be improved! But if you need some Japanese restaurant to go to in the Novena area, I guess it will still not disappoint.

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It’s worth the penny but the buckwheat soba is a tad too underwhelming. It’s kind of dry and lumpy. But the thick salmon slices did help this poke bowl to gain some brownie points. On a side note, the $2 salmon soup is actually the main savior of the day! Essentially packed with sweet umami flavors and truckloads of salmon bits, konbu, tofu and more. Alternatively from the buckwheat soba, go for their yuzu brown rice!

Ps/ I’ve tried it the second time with yuzu brown rice! It’s amazing!

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Don't underestimate the unpretentious white curry seafood ramen. Though I have expected the ramen to come in thick white curry but of which thought it might be too overwhelming on the other hand. So despite the soup looking clear, give it a good few stir and it will start looking a little white and cloudy. With a slurp, you could actually taste traces of white curry, it's rather amazing in a way that though the soup is watery but yet you could feel the white curry flavor in your mouth. Best of all, the accompanying seafood were plump, fresh and succulent and ramen were cooked to the right texture, a little springy a little soft. It's second best alternative for the adventurous soul! The safe and sound alternative remains to be the rice version with thick white curry!

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Ramen was springy with a chew and char siew portion was generous and meaty! Flavor was light with additional self helping of vinegar and chilli oil to your own liking. Quite a different experience of eating ramen this way!

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Addition of bonito to the traditional pure pork bone soup base has mellow down the porky flavors while adding a dash of umami flavors to it. Other than that, their toroniku (pork cheek) literally melts in your mouth! It's just too good for such a reasonably priced bowl of 🍜 at @soramensg!

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Looking for the perfect donburi bowl in town? Fix your cravings with Tanuki Raw salivating lunch set menu! You can't miss the soft melty foie gras with a crisp at the edge, lean and tender slices of beef ribs and the dollop of runny onsen egg right at the center of the bowl! Rice was flavorful with a hint of truffle and garlic. Daily lunch set offering comes with a side salad, miso soup and a cup of refillable green tea! Good savings to your pocket!

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A bowl filled with colorful fresh rainbow cubes of plump yummy sashimi and bubble pop ikura to chase away your Monday blues!

Slice of juicy fresh cod fish drizzle with teriyaki sauce that brings out the sweetness of the cod fish that melts in the mouth. Pocket friendly price with quality food.

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Ever seen a cutlet bigger then your face? Find one at The Public Izakaya! Not only is the outside batter deep fried to crusty and crispy, the inside is equally meaty with minimum fats! Accompanied with sweet Japanese curry that is so enticing to the palette. Wish I could have more gravy to go with the cutlet and rice! A real deal for lunch in the cbd area!

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I must admit this is so far the best Grilled Teriyaki Chicken I had in town! $12 for a meal which consist of a miso soup, chawamushi, teriyaki chicken accompanied with loads of green and a rice! They are generous with their servings! 2 slabs of chicken fillet well marinated right to its core with its skin a little charred, fragrant and crispy while the meat is left juicy and tender. Not only that, their chawamushi is smooth and silky with chunky of crunchy prawns, ginkgo, chicken and mushroom slices. Indeed a fulfilling meal with quality ingredient but pocket friendly prices!

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