Attended an Omakase dinner one of the evenings with a bunch of friends at this newly opened Japanese restaurant located right smack where all the action is, Club Street. Head Chef Ron Leo hosted us to a wonderful meal of yummilicious Japanese cuisine and sake which left us filled to the brim! Check out the pics below of what we had!
Firing up the Joshu wagyu!!!
Served with special sauce!
Chef showed us the way to eat uni…
Pop into your mouth!
Chawanmushi with black truffle and uni… Damn shiok this one.
Taste: Hands down one of the best tasting Japanese cuisine places in Singapore. Freshness accompanied by awesome service!
Ambience: We were there before their opening hence I believe the overall feel wasn’t completed then.
Service: Plain awesome. Chef Ron was humorous and staff we super friendly.
Price: $100 onwards (Depends on your budget but chef is very generous!)
RTE: Definitely!! When I feel rich! 😉
Location: 82 Club Street, Singapore 069450. Tel: 62220235 (Call to reserve with a budget and number of pax ready!)
Intro:Read about this interesting Japanese family in Clementi who started partnered with Ah Hoe Mee Pok to open 2 outlets. Going there you’ll definitely need to drive that’s why I only manage to visit them only now thanks to Uber. So the story in summary is Father quit from his regular job and decided to learn from the original Ah Hoe Mee Pok owner by working 6 months for free. So now they have 2 stalls operating at different hours to cater for their customers. Block 710 is managed by the daughter which opens much earlier and block 713 is managed by the brother while the father now oversees everything. As I only knew about 710, that’s the stall I visited.
Taste wise is pretty classic. Not really a Mee Pok fan but at least the flavours were there. Would add a little more vinegar for my taste. The miso version which I tried weeks later was really yummy. I chose mee kia this time round and love how the miso sauce soaks up in the noodle.
$4 for the Mee Pok, $6 for the Miso
Above average. Noodles standard but ingredients really a lot. See pic.
5-15mins. Depending on timing.
Location & Contacts:
Blk 710 Clementi West St 2
Hours: Opens daily 7am to 4pm, Sun closes at 3pm
Blk 713 Clementi West St 2
Recently I was invited to this restaurant for a media tasting and was a surprising gem on Bukit Timah indeed. Torikin is established in Singapore in November 2014 as a casual dining restaurant serving up collagen-enriched chicken hotpots to both locals as well as Japanese expatriates.
Torikin is part of a chain of restaurants by the Ishida Kikaku Group, originating from Fukuoka in Kyushu, Japan. It is the first overseas venture by the Group and embodies its founder, Mr Kyota Ishida’s philosophy of allowing all customers to discover the authentic taste of Kyushu, without compromising on quality. Check out the pics with comments below:
Taste: Everything taste really good. Love the way they use natural ingredients to bring out the flavours in the food.
Recently I was invited by my long time lovely friend Cathryn to another media tasting hosted by REINS International (S) Pte Ltd at their Prime Gyu-Kaku outlet at CHIJMES and was organised by TheAsiaMedia folks. To be honest, I have not been to CHIJMES ever since my media tasting at Lei Gardens, and it was great to be able to visit the place again after 6 years.
Gyu-Kaku, meaning “Horn of the Bull” in Japanese provides the authentic Japanese Yakiniku (barbeque) dining experience where customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill while sipping on Japanese Sake, Shochu and frosty cold beers. Founded in 1996, this chain of restaurants is committed to provide fresh foodstuffs and to offer good food at reasonable prices with excellent ambience and services. In addition, the group looks into developing the best equipment for their restaurants especially the on-the-table smokeless roasters, which makes everyone a chef as soon as they sit down. Using the Down Draft System, customers will not leave the restaurant smelling like the restaurant!
Anyway, this media tasting is for us to try their new menu offering Kuroge Wagyu beef directly imported from Kagoshima, Japan. We were told the difference between these Japanese beef is that they are all farm based and do not run about like those in Australia, which they have been serving. Hence the marbling and meat is a lot more tender. And as usual, I’ll let the pictures do the talking:
Rating: 5/5. I kid you not.
Taste: I can only say, “WOW!” I think I can say this for the rest of the media invitees that we enjoyed every bit of it! Aesthetically and gastronomically satisfying!
Portion: Good Size
Service: Blardy good! Thank you front house and kitchen team for putting up such a goodnahgood performance!
Ambience: Comfy, great for groups or romantic dates. Guys can show off you can cook! 😉
Pricing: As you can see the prices here and on their website, very surprisingly affordable!
There are so many new restaurants and cafes that have been springing up from every corner in Singapore and to be honest I dunno this restaurant chain at all. Very famous in Japan, so I should think they should be good here too? I came to know about this place only after my 3 other girlfriends decided to meet for dinner here one of the movie nights. Read on for my story and reviews.
Taste: Overall ok only. Dunno what’s the hype all about. Coffee is not bad, beans can tell it’s very dark roasted.
Portion: Above average.
Service: Many peeps complaint about this saying how sucky their service is. Ours was pretty ok.
Ambience: Ok, not very comfy.
Price: About $30 per pax.
RTE: I would like to try the Tomato Cream Omu Rice with Shrimp and Mozarella. Other than that, really nothing special.
Location: 68 Orchard Road, #03-84,Plaza Singapura. Tel: 63383277. Apparently they take reservations.
This restaurant chain although is part of a large F&B group with a huge ass central kitchen in Paya Lebar, they offer really good priced promotions during the off peak and lunch hours. I checked them out recently and the food was pretty good! Although these restaurants look like very expensive from the outside, they can be quite affordable due to cheaper food productions in a bigger scale like this F&B Group. Check out what I ate!
Overall Rating: 5/5. Very good value for money set lunch offers and quality food. And still can collect stamp on their rewards card!
Location: 930 Yishun Avenue 2, #01-22/23 Northpoint. They also have 2 other outlets at Jurong Point and nex.
Ok I know I’ve been here like many times already but they have too many things for me to feature. Let me talk about my all time favourites again which is the grilled pork belly… a little fatty only but the flavour is just too good to resist!!! Check it out!
Taste: Love the grilled smoky flavour in the meats. Gives anyone the appetite!