Japanese Food

Japanese Food

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Grace Aw
Grace Aw

Nowadays there are many Build Your Own(BYO) donburi stall and I decided to order food delivery from this place. (1 Carbo + 1 Vegetable + 1 Add-on + 1 Sauce)

For delivery they only offer Japan rice. So I got that with their Signature Beef Chuck Tender($12.70), Broccoli with Seasoning, Salmon Miso Soup and Mentaiko Sauce.

Their Japan rice is short grain rice with some spring onions, seaweed strips and white sesame seeds.
Their beef was flavourful and not too dry and doused with a slight sweet and savoury sauce.
Broccoli with Seasoning was disappointing. What I got were 2 pieces of broccoli that tasted like they were blanched in water. That's how plain it was. I do feel that they could have given more broccoli.
Salmon Miso Soup consisted of 1 piece of salmon, a slice of tunip, kelp and tofu. Tasted good without being overly salty but I do find the tunip a little weird with the soup and the texture of it was still quite firm, not soft like those you get in stews.
Their Mentaiko Sauce is spicier than what you would usually find. Wouldn't recommend it to people who can't take spicy stuff. Also I felt that the spiciness overpowers the sweet umami-ness of the mentaiko.

Overall it was a good meal and they give a good amount of rice and beef with sides which actually justifies the price that they charge.

Came here for dinner. So basically you find a table for yourselves and then proceed to the cashier to order.

I got their Salmon Belly Sashimi ($16). 10 pieces of slight fatty goodness. I actually order it twice. The first portion had some slices which were slightly thinner and the salmon was more towards room temperature but they were still good. The second one that I order was much better. Slices were slightly thicker and chilled. Went really well with lemon, soy sauce and wasabi.

I also ordered the Ikura Roll, 8pcs ($17.90). Salmon, avocado, crabmeat, cucumber and rice topped with salmon roe. Really good, I didn't regret it. It also wasn't overly salty which was a surprise.

Lastly got their Chamomile Tea ($3.90). Apparently it's served by the pot. One good thing about it is the free refill of hot water by the friendly staff.

Overall I enjoyed my meal and would definitely come back here again. For those who love drinking they do offer happy hour from 11am to 8pm. There's also other food establishment here which you can try as well.

So there's this option to Build Your Own Bowl where you choose your base + protein(s) + 1 sauce + side(s).

I chose Sushi Rice ($1) + Unagi ($9) + Truffle Mayo + Onsen Egg ($1) + Lok-Lok Broccoli ($1.50).

So it stated sushi rice and when I bit into it I was so disappointed because it was just PLAIN short grain rice. Felt so deceived.

The unagi was quite good. Well cooked. Tender and flavorful. I really like the sauce on it as well.

Next the truffle mayo which turned out to be a disappointment. Did not have any truffle taste which I think the staff should taste for themselves on the day they serve.

For the onsen egg, it was good. Egg was flowy.

Lok-Lok broccoli was delicious as well. Tender, not too crunchy and well seasoned. My favourite in the don.

Overall the don lacked sauce and that caused the ingredients not to gel well with each other. It was like eating many seperate dishes, not in the good way. Hope they would drizzle some sauce on the plain rice instead of just the ingredients itself.

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Was at Marine parade and saw this stall selling Japanese don with a constant queue. So I decided to try their don. The person took my order and wrote on a slip on paper my order and order number. She gave me one slip and the other slip to the person preparing the food. The cashier would then shout the order number once the order is done. So I would advise those ordering to get seats near the stall so that you know when your food is ready.

I got their Teriyaki Beef Short Plate W/ Onsen Egg which consists of Beef Short Plate, Onions, Onsen Egg and Furikake.

So I think my dish did not come with onions? Either that or they minced the onions really fine. So on to the rice. The rice was not bad, drenched with the beef drippings which added flavour to the plain rice. Beef was tender and was coated with teriyaki sauce and topped with Furikake. For the Furikake I think it did not add much value to the entire dish and I mostly tasted togarashi (Japanese chili powder) from it. On to the Onsen egg. Was a little disappointed as the yolk already broke.

Overall it was a very average tasting bowl of beef and I felt that they could have given slightly more meat for the don or maybe add the Furikake on the rice instead of just the meat so that at least when people eat the rice itself there's some taste.

Came here for lunch after our walk.

I ordered the Hiyashi Soba with Truffle Shoyu ($12.90). Cold noodle topped with shredded cucumber, crabmeat, tamago, pork, cherry tomato and tobiko with truffle soy sauce at the side that tasted more like sesame dressing with a hint of truffle taste. Noodle was served at an optimum temperature and each element had a distinct taste. You could taste the sweet crabmeat, egg etc... and it all came together nicely with the savoury truffle soy sauce. Overall it was good.

Salmon Mentai Roll ($16) which is at the back of the photo. Salmon on topped of sushi rice wrapping a tempura and topped with a slightly spicy cod roe sauce before being blow torched. What you get is an umami flavoured sushi with silky smooth salmon and crunchy bits of tempura. Really good.

We also asked for the waitress recommendation of which she recommended the tontoro miso yaki, chicken skin skewer, chicken wing skewer and chicken ball skewer.

The tontoro miso yaki or miso-grilled pork cheek ($12). Pork could have been more flavourful and miso taste wasn't prominent so maybe that's why there's miso paste at the side. Quite disappointing

Chicken skin ($2.20) was crispy but lacked flavour.
Chicken wing skewer ($3.50) could have used more seasoning as it tasted quite mild.
Chicken ball skewers ($3.50) had bits of soft bones in it which was quite nice as it gave the ball some texture to bite on. Flavour wise also could use more seasoning or maybe they made it like that on purpose as it was topped with a savoury mentai sauce.

Overall this place do serve nice food but depending on what you order and from my experience, best not to ask for recommendations.

Had the regular beef bowl. Japanese rice wrapped with beef and topped with egg and a scoop of white sauce.

Rice was warm and drizzled with a savoury sauce. Beef was tender and good. Egg was perfectly cooked while white sauce tasted similar to a roasted sesame dressing. There were also bits of fried garlic(?) and coarse black pepper which made it more flavourful. Overall it was good and just the right portion for me.

Also ordered the tamago mentaiko ($3.90). Perfectly cooked egg roll drizzled with pink mentaiko sauce, lightly torched and topped with tobiko. Dish was served hot. Not bad but could use more of the yummy, savoury mentaiko sauce.

There's no gst here, only 10% service charge and payment can only be made with cash or thru paylah.

Roast beef with unagi hitsumabushi ($29.50 for medium $39.50 for large). Roast beef is served medium rare and cold(as informed by the waiter). It was tasty, tender and tasted of black pepper which went well with the sweet unagi sauce. The unagi which is the main star of the shop was also equally excellent. The outer layer was crispy while the inside was soft and it was well flavoured. The soup provided was good, well seasoned and went well with the rice to give you a hearty porridge. However I still preferred my dish the way it was, with the soup separated.

With everything being so delicious, the broiled unagi which my friend ordered was really disappointing. It was bland and did not have much texture besides the softness of the meat and the countless soft bones in the meat. It was also chewier than the grilled unagi.

Overall just stick to the usual grilled unagi, try the roast beef and avoid the broiled unagi and you'll leave satisfied! Also they served green tea FOC!

Japanese steamed rice drizzled with teriyaki sauce, umiPotato salad, chuka wakame, salmon and chicken.
The potato salad tasted similar to mayonnaise. Salmon was quite blend and the skin was chewy but the chicken was tasty.

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