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The quality of the beef here is top-notch - it's tender, with melt-in-your-mouth fats that release all the flavour. One thing for sure, you have to break the yolk and mix it all up, because it'll hold the beef and short grain rice together nicely.

Fans of truffle shouldn't miss the Truffle Wagyu Beef Donburi - it's potent and really rich in flavour, perhaps just a bit jelat for me if I were to finish the entire bowl myself.

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Sad to say that this is one of those restaurants that got overhyped by the media players. These squid ink sushi variants felt like they were purely created for the gram - aesthetically pleasing but lacking in distinct squid ink taste. I was even more disappointed when I tasted the room temperature raw fish - bad taste aside, it's worrying from a food safety perspective.

However, I'd recommend their Mentai Chicken Wings ($8.90). While they arrived in very light brown colour, I was surprised that they were deboned for easy (and shiok) consumption. The interior was juicy, but I couldn't taste the mentaiko 😅

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Another one of their recommended dishes but fell short of expectations as well. The chicken breast strips were a little dry, and the miso topping didn't make an impression. The soba was overcooked and a little soggy too.

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Similar to the Tamago with Truffle, this dish is mild in truffle taste as well. That being said, the beef is cooked to a nice medium doneness, but it lacks that continuous oomph of flavour that other truffle beef don offer.

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I was expecting the tamago to carry a hint of truffle taste, but there isn't. That tiny pinch of truffle paste on top of each tamago slice sadly didn't add much flavour or dimension to the entire dish. The tamago itself is sweet and rather soft, so save yourself $2 and get the plain Tamago ($5.90) instead.

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This is really the best grilled eel I've had. Unlike many other unagi I've tasted, the ones here have a crispy, sauce-clinging exterior (thanks to the charcoal grill). It may not seem much, but the medium portion is rather filling - get the mini one or share the large with another person if you've a smaller appetite!

The space is crammed and queues are expected at the peak hours, so come here early!

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100g is a really small portion, so get the 200g if you're sharing (or if you're a beef lover yourself). Despite its thinness, the steak is cooked to a perfect medium as per requested, with a succulent interior that's not rubbery. Make sure you consume each piece with the accompanying garlic chips, condiments and sauce - they'll make your steak taste 10x better.

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These are, by far, the thickest and fattest sashimi I've ever had in my life! What's more, I got double the portion for the price of one thanks to Burpple Beyond 😍 Cheers to 1-for-1 Salmon Sashimi, Hamachi Belly Sashimi and Spicy Salmon Roll 😋 Really, really good and value-for-money 👍

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None of your regular bento and donburi are available here; instead, you'll find a whole lot of ramen, and Chinese-Japanese dishes like Kanitama (crab meat omelette) and Subuta (sweet & sour pork).

It's possible to have a meal under $15 - the Gyoza ($5) and Tori Chahan ($6) make a pretty filling combination. The elastic gyoza skin crisped up nicely on the seared side, but the filling was unfortunately mushy and bland. I even felt like there were just veges/onions and no pork at all. The fried rice was mushy too, but it was pretty tasty and rather huge for a half portion (the full portion costs $10).

The Tonkotsu Smoke & Pepper ($13.90) was something I've never seen nor tasted before till Konjiki came along. If you've had smoked duck before, this is the aroma it exudes when the bowl of ramen was placed on the table. The smokiness only gets stronger when you drink the soup, with specks of black pepper for occasional accents of spice. Amusing on the first few mouthfuls, but the taste may get overwhelming towards to end.

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A four-time awardee of the Tokyo Michelin Bib Gourmand from 2015-2018, we came with expectations and they surely didn't disappoint. The noodles are housemade using Hokkaido flour and wholegrains, making them extremely smooth and chewy whilst carrying a nutty fragrance. I particularly love their Shio Hamaguri Soup Signature ($14.90) which comes with their signature triple soup, porcini paste, a slice of cha shu and pork belly. Their soup, I must say, gives such a deep umami flavour that I can hardly get anywhere else. You get the pungency of the porcini, aroma of the white truffle oil, freshness of the Hamaguri clams, richness of the pork bone and earthiness of the Japanese broth all at once. Truly an eye-opener and I highly recommend.

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Genki Sushi needs no introduction. You order through an iPad and the food gets delivered to your table on trains within 3 mins and error-free (they even had a slot on each table to cultivate a self-return system but idk why it was removed), now which other restaurant can be more high-tech than this?

Was craving unagi so I got their unagi with cream cheese ($1.90) and whole unagi ($5.60), of which the latter tasted better and more tender. The 3-flavour salmon ($4.20) is also a must-order everytime. Although the rice is machine-moulded, it still carries a premium quality by being smooth, not mushy, and having a slight hint of vinegar. However, the toppings all felt like they were just placed on and not pressed onto rice, making them separate instead of one sturdy sushi, but you can't complain since they're cheap.

10/10 for novelty, but I definitely felt that the varieties decreased and the taste deproved.

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