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Featuring Rakki Bowl, Umi Nami, Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant (Keong Saik), Kogane Yama (Jem), Waa Cow! (National University of Singapore), Kei Kaisendon (Square 2), Una Una, Tokyo Joe, Kabe no Ana (nex), Tendon Kohaku (ChinaTown Point)
Lee Pei Yi
Lee Pei Yi

Canโ€™t quite compare to Man Man - the unagi isnโ€™t as crispy and the dashi soup broth isnโ€™t as tasty. But still pretty worth it to get a sizeable portion of fresh unagi!

Came on a weekday evening and there was a short queue but luckily you can reserve on chope in advance. There were some interesting seats sitting on cushions at traditional Japanese low tables which might be quite fun!

The other bowl we got for the burpple one for one set. As you can see from that delightful pink colour with some blowtorch charred bits, they were really generous with the mentaiko sauce! That being said, if youโ€™re not a big fan of mentaiko or if you prefer to eat your chirashi ai naturale, this may get a bit cloying for you. Overall, YAY for another great meal with burpple! ๐Ÿฅณ

$30.90 but paid only $15.50 after burpple beyond for a set of chirashi don with mentaiko tamago on the side, mentaiko ebi, salad, miso soup and refillable drinks = happy belly and happy wallet!! ๐Ÿค— Kei Kaisendon definitely did not compromise on the variety and generous quantity of fresh sashimi in the chirashi don and they also paid attention to fine details such as the miso soup actually having ingredients like mixed vegetables, salmon and chicken.

This one was sadly a letdown.. While individual ingredients were nice, they just didnโ€™t gel together with the cream sauce which I felt was a little too thin and not creamy enough. Maybe itโ€™s in comparison to the mentaiko... If youโ€™re here, Iโ€™d say go for the mentaiko pasta for sure and if you need something to cut the taste of the mentaiko, maybe consider the omu rice which was still not bad! Orrr if you canโ€™t get enough of mentaiko, go for the mentaiko toast!!! No individual photo for that (you can see it peeking in the corner here) but it was ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

A marriage of the 2 best pasta sauces ever, honestly grateful for whoever thought of this wicked idea!!

This is one of the better mentaiko pastas out there that actually live up to its name - burst that egg yolk goodness into the creamy sauce and youโ€™ll get an even more decadent sauce exploding with mentaiko flavour!! Choice of tagliatelle or spaghetti here and Iโ€™ll definitely say choose the tagliatelle so you get more surface area to mop up all that sauce ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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$49.90 but used the entertainer app to enjoy the 1-for-1 deal ๐Ÿ˜Š

With a wide variety of dishes to choose from, including sashimi, maki rolls, grilled and fried dishes, youโ€™ll definitely be spoilt for choice! The star of the show for me had to be the sashimi which was thick and fresh with an almost melt-in-the-mouth consistency. The other dishes were average - some of the maki rolls were interesting but not the best (the sauce was kinda funky ๐Ÿ˜…) while the grilled items were good but not impressive (liked the grilled shishamo though). Overall, not bad a deal to satisfy those sashimi cravings!

Thanks to mi fwens for celebrating my birthday here ๐Ÿฅฐ

Not fantastic but at this price point ($8.50 after burpple beyond 1-for-1), YES PLEASE! The rice to aburi salmon ratio was really good - think: a whole bed of sushi rice fully covered in salmon ๐Ÿ˜‹ - while the sushi rice itself is pretty vinegary with a light taste of sweetness.

Donโ€™t expect too much of the service here though - the staff wore a black face when we requested for soy sauce :(

Waa Cow sure didnโ€™t call the mentaiko wagyu โ€˜die die must tryโ€™ for no good reason!! The amalgamation of favours from the already well seasoned beef itself with the mentaiko sauce plus the whole texture of the beef, tender and fatty at the right parts, just made me fall in love ๐Ÿ˜

The bara chirashi don was also good - the sashimi was fresh and the rice beneath was my kind of vinegary sour plus some sweetness. But if I had to choose to eat only one, itโ€™ll be the mentaiko wagyu don beyond a word of doubt.


Michelin bib gourmand unagi sure lived up to its title! The set came with a generous portion of grilled unagi on a bed of jap pearl rice, fresh wasabi for you to grate yourself, pickles, dashi soup stock, spring onions and 3 types of sauces (sweet, spicy, normal) for you to choose from!

My favourite way of eating this was to mix in a small amount of dashi soup stock and then just add a drop or two of the sweet sauce with some spring onions. I enjoyed my meal here a lot because the whole dining experience was so fun, experimenting the different ways to eat just one dish.

Pro tip: Come on a weekday for late lunch around 1-2pm and the whole restaurant will be yours!


$8 per pax after the burpple beyond!

Nothing much to rave about though, both bowls were pretty ordinary. The gyudon was tasty but lacking a sweeter note which I like for my beef bowls. The salmon sashimi don had generous slices of thinly-cut and fresh-tasting sashimi. At $8, your pocket happy, you also happy la hor, donโ€™t expect too much!

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Stepping into Rakki bowl, I was immediately greeted with the aroma of truffle - I knew I HAD TO get the truffle wagyu beef bowl and it sure didnโ€™t disappoint. Haters gonna say I ate this in a very ugly way cos I stirred in the onsen egg and mixed up all the rice and beef until it looked like an indistinguishable mess ๐Ÿ˜… but letโ€™s just say this was a saucy, tasty and absolutely delicious mess.

Thanks to #burpplebeyond for giving me this mess without burning a hole in my pocket!


At $16.90, this was pretty pricey for just ramen, 2 slices of chashu and 1 onsen egg. While the truffle umami tasted not bad on the first mouthful, the flavours got pretty boring after a while and the ramen was too dry. My friend had the signature tonkotsu which was rather disappointing as well. Sadly, overhyped and I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll be back anymore :(

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