Oishiiiii !

Oishiiiii !

Featuring Tendon Kohaku (Suntec City), Ryo Sushi, Seiwaa Okonomiyaki & Teppanyaki Restaurant, District Sushi, Barashi-Tei, Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish, Teru Sushi, Ramen Santouka (Cuppage Terrace), Keria Japanese Restaurant, Buta Kin (Beauty World Food Centre)
Irene Arieputri
Irene Arieputri

The 5-course lunch set at Naga Imo is pretty value for money. The bara chirashi came loaded with fresh ingredients and topped with caviar, though the rice was a tad soft. The tiramisu cake was a pleasant way to end our meal as well - light and sweet with a hint of alcohol.

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Served with 2 slices of blue fin tuna and negitoro, the King Kong Bowl is pricier than most of the offerings here. I quiet enjoyed the lightly aburi-ed sliced tuna that came with decent amount of fats. My gripe was the small amount of negitoro given. The portion seemed to have shrunk over the last year (?) A lot of people were raving over the truffle rice. Although it is fragrant and has contrasting texture thanks to the furikake, I didn’t find it exceptional. Perhaps I appreciate a more traditional take on Japanese dishes. Overall portion was rather small as well- all my guy friends were going for 2nd rounds.

Love how creamy yet light the broth is, thanks to the combination of pork, chicken and fish. The straight house-made noodle is eggy with a nice bite while the fatty braised pork belly melts in the mouth so easily. They also served free-flow beansprouts and cabbage when I was there that Friday. I feel Brothers Ramen tries to embed some local touches to their ramen and they manage to do it pretty well. A bowl of quality ramen at $13.90 is hard to get so this is so good at its price point.

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Was pleasantly surprised with the quality and freshness of the seafood used here. Pace was comfortable, not too fast unlike some other places. My favourites are the seambream with shio kombu and the amberjack with truffle soya sauce. The whole omakase experience consists of 1 handroll, an appetiser, red miso soup and ice cream at the end. Considering the price, overall, the omakase was pretty worth it although the rice portion was rather small.

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Not a big fan of salmon and mayo in general, so this won’t be my go-to dish here. Mentaiko mayo was sweet with very subtle hint of umami. Salmon was aburi-ed but I couldn’t really taste the smokey flavour either. It’s a safe choice to please the crowd, but not for my tastebuds.

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With a small menu focusing on Japanese dishes that are popular among most crowds in Singapore, Monzen serves some quality items. Tried their una don and was pleased to find the unagi fresh and well-seasoned. I feel the rice portion was a tad small but other than that, it’s a good option to get some donburis in the area.

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Aglio olio is a simple dish that most people can hardly execute well, but Le Coq is not most people. I love how smokey and garlicky this dish is, although it is definitely not for the purists. Loaded with mushroom to give an earthy note, the angel hair pasta was addictive and a lil spicy.

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Though a tad clumpy (cos it was sitting for a while), the cold somen was refreshing even after all the feast that we had earlier. The truffle aroma might come across too strong but was surprisingly not overwhelming in flavour. Enjoyed this more than I expected.

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Uni was decently fresh and creamy, which is quite hard to get in most places. Hardly can go wrong with the burst of umami on a slightly crispy toast.

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The combination of crabsticks, Japanese mayo, tobiko and chives is indeed fail-proof and addictive. Rice cracker was as thin as paper, but firm enough to hold the "dips" together. This makes a very appetising starter.

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Really love the thick broth here! But what I love the most is how customisable everything is- from the choice of pork (sliced pork or pork belly) to the amount of chilli (even for the original broth!). Go for the pork belly because it’s super tender and well-marinated. I went all out with the amount of garlic too and boy, it just made the broth even better. Although their rendition of beansprouts is not as nice as Keisuke’s, they make it up by providing yutaka takana (spicy preserved mustard leaves).

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A decent bowl of ramen offering rich tonkotsu broth with a splash of black garlic oil. Charsiu wasn't my favourite- limp and lacking in flavour. The straight noodle had a good bite though (I requested for "hard"). The regular size is good enough without making me feel too bloated after the meal. Won't be the first ramen shop that comes across my mind but don't mind going back if I'm in the area without specific dinner plans.

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