Japanese

Japanese

Featuring Alter Ego, Rakki Bowl, Umi Nami, Tendon Ginza Itsuki (Tanjong Pagar), Le Coq, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka (Clarke Quay Central), Shin Minori (UE Square), Poke Theory (Telok Ayer), Gyu Nami, Tsukiji Fish Market Restaurant
J W
J W

The sous vide chicken was delicious due to the special marinade and slight smokey edge from being aburi-ed. The soba and truffle shoyu sauce was delicious as well, though it did border on being overly sweet to me. The onsen egg was great for mixing some creaminess into the otherwise light bowl!

I have patronised Shin Minori for close to 5 years now, and I must say that while the expanded menu is exciting, the reduction in portion size was very disappointing! The quality also dropped a bit as the ratio of seafood to rice in their maki rolls (arguably the best thing on the menu) increased. Thus, our dining experience didn't feel as "shiok" as before, and subsequent visits would be few and far between.

A small portion but it was good enough for me as I wasn't particularly hungry. The chopped up cubes of char siu were melt-in-your-mouth tender and the onsen egg was tasty in itself, even without the sauce. A great option for people who aren't into ramen but who find themselves here!

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The serving of roast chicken was extremely generous that was a really pleasant surprise. It was well-marinated and cooked just right as well, achieving the sought-after crispy skin. The pairing with seasoned quinoa and hanjuku egg was just perfect.

Le Coq is hands-down my favourite restaurant on Burpple Beyond and I was thrilled when they offered 1-for-1 takeaways. I managed to place my order ahead via WhatsApp and they were nice enough to send me a text to update me when my order was about to be ready.

As usual, the mentaiko mayo was delicious and generous, and the onsen egg was perfect.

From Buta Kabayaki, one of the stalls at [email protected]'s Food Republic. This was sooo delicious, and absolutely worth-it for the price! The slices of pork were grilled right in front of me and retained their smoky flavour. The slices were quite generous and thick, and there were just enough for me to feel fully satiated. The onsen egg at the side was also perfectly cooked.

Some small gripes: rice used was normal rice as opposed to the Japanese sticky short-grain vinegary rice, and I could have done with more pickled vegetables to balance out the rich flavours of the pork - or there could have been less sauce as I felt it was a bit overpowering, and indeed gave some away to my friend. 😝

The smoked duck was very tender and portions were generous. However, the edamame tasted a bit too nutty for my liking.

(Note: I ate this for dinner, and came back again a few days later for lunch where I noticed the same item cost $16.90!)

This is wonderful, and the gold standard for salmon mentai bowls for me now (being an avid fan of the dish). I like that there is the option of swapping out white rice for healthier options like quinoa and cauliflower rice. However, I feel it js tastiest with Japanese white rice. The serving of salmon is very generous and the mentaiko sauce is strong without being overbearing. Two thumbs up from me!

Overall, this was a confusing dish. The thick slices of tamago with a splotch of mentaiko sauce was delicious on its own, but failed to come together with the rest of the don. I also felt the sashimi cubes could have been marinated in a stronger marinade since it was lacking the fresh sweetness of sashimi anyway.

A very delicious and simple bowl of chicken, egg and rice for a quick lunch at the newly-renovated food court in Thomson Plaza.

Not the most value-for-money as portions are rather small and underwhelming, to be honest. I would also have preferred the beef slices to have been served hot instead of lukewarm (at best). The sauce helped to being all the elements of the bowl together but it really wasn't very outstanding to me.

The ebi and vegetables were nice, but the tempura batter was a let-down -- it was too thick, bland and not piping hot because the tempura are left on the display for a while!! Would much prefer the tempura to have been made upon order.

J W

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