Japanese

Japanese

Featuring NINJA CUT, Mo'mor Izakaya by W. Martin, Sandaime Bunji, Fish Mart SAKURAYA (West Coast Plaza), Yakinikutei Ao-Chan, Tokyo Joe, Yakitori Lounge Hibiki, Chikin, Men-Tei Ramen (Robinson Centre), Pepper Lunch (Jem)
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Yeah there's a reason why this is highly raved. It's very different from the normal dry tasteless stuff u get at other places, when I but into this I tot it reminded me of xlb filling. It's really v tender, and the sauce is strong too which balances the mild tsukune. This is coming from someone who doesn't like tsukune normally

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Their signature item

Outside wasn't v notable but interior was very creamy, more than the normal ckn liver. Worth a try!

Min order 2 skewers

Came back here cos they ran out of their signature gossodama previously.

Small stick, not as crispy as it looks, but the marinade/brine is pretty on point, so it's q savoury

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The unagi don is better. The slice was thicker, more charred, and wider too. Moreover, it doesn't require Jpoints (but that's until the end of the month only). So weird haha

Not to say this is bad. It's fine with the one for one, not paying the full price for this

0 points required, get it asap (ends on 28th Feb, daily 30 redemptions)

But don't worry, I doubt there's a lot of ppl redeeming haha based on the crowd flow at jcube

Anyway, this is a pretty solid unagi don. Does satisfy cravings, it's also a little bit charred. Don't compare it to the atas places like manman, otherwise it's pretty worth

Smaller portions available, calculate which is the most worth it(it's not the same) before you order

If you come here, I highly recommend getting this. It's like getting the whole cow cos u get to taste the shavings from many different parts. There's a variety of textures and flavours to go around, and there's one especially prominent flavour that's different from the rest which is very enjoyable.

Caveat: because of the weird shapes, it's a challenge to cook. Make sure one of the diners is skilled or else it won't be as enjoyable. Very often one piece is much thicker at one end than the other, requiring some problem solving to cook well. Another caveat is that some pieces are almost 90% fat, which might not be ok w some people(it's wagyu fat tho which is worth a lot anyway lol), but no worries these pieces are few and far between, and they remind you before you order this

Overall
Be reminded this is a casual yakiniku place, we paid 70 per pax and we were filled to the brim. The wagyu is not the best, it's obviously authentic wagyu and the umami from the fats is clear, but the texture has some chew. Not the melt in your mouth stuff. Idk about the jokarubi tho, the best cut that day was karubi and that still has chew. we didn't get the insanely good cuts which should fare better

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Abit disappointed cos we thought we're getting different cuts but all 3 were from the shoulder. It's called rare because there literally isn't much of it on the cow, not because it's rarely served. Taste was ok, it's average A4.

Tokusen Mori:
Forgot to take pic of tokusen Mori but please please please ask them what's the cut of the day before ordering. It's not very satisfying at all, we had 2 good pieces I think and we even got MOMO(thigh) which wasn't very good at all

Rant/Overall/service
This place isn't top tier, let's be clear about that. It satisfies yakiniku cravings but really have to adjust expectations. When the first person came in the charcoal came(could be because they timed our reservation), and so we sat around the heat for a good 20mins before the first meat was ordered and served. And maybe because it was burning away aimlessly for so long, but when we grilled the meat the heat wasn't nearly hot enough. There isn't as much sear as I expect.
Also, they're pretty handwavy about explanations of cuts of meat. Little effort, some of them don't know what's going on, and those that do just say the name in Japanese without explaining further. Either they somehow found out I spoke Japanese or they just anyhow mention to all diners(after prompting no less)

They're nice people though, bringing paper towels for us after we came through the rain

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Reg portion and Japan portion avail. The diff is just the noodle portion

Go for their hard noodles texture, it's q on point. Soft wasn't as good

4 levels of spice, we got 3 and it hits you immediately, thankfully it's not ridiculously hot. Level 3 broth is abit difficult to drink alr. This was also okay, if abit oily at the top

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Their signature tonkotsu w all toppings.

Could do with a bit more negi but otherwise everything was okay

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Basically char siew w rice

Sauce was ok, rice wasn't Jap rice and char siew was v tough. Not recommended

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2 skewers 5.8++, but must be same kind.

Ckn heart was decent, abit too mild. Got the slightly crunchy texture

Shiitake had mentaiko, v juicy but damn strong

Buta miso isn't good at all, can barely taste the miso and pork was tough

Ckn wing only had a bit of crisp, but the sauce is pretty good, so worth getting

Bacon asparagus was okay

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Would travel for food

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