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Ichida Japanese Dining – Club Street, Singapore


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!

Ground floor long counter
First up, Scallops with Spicy Cod Roe sauce and Japanese tomato
Fresh shuck oysters
Sashimi… Love the tuna belly here…
Grilled Sweet Trout
King Crab… The meat is soooooo sweet!!!
Crispy shell from the prawn we ate earlier… Nothing goes to waste!!!
Special made by chef… Uni, hotate and dunno what… taste pretty good!
Forgot what fish but damn sweet…
This soup is awesome!
More treats from the chef!
Japanese melon and peach really damn sweet… These are not cheap when I was there the last time!

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Hands down one of the best tasting Japanese cuisine places in Singapore. Freshness accompanied by awesome service!

Portion: Good.

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!)

Kaitenzushi Nemurihanamaru – Tokyo, Japan


I’m embarking to start writing about some of the good foods that I have tried in my recent Japan trip. As much as I wanna write some of them, they are located in alleys and do not have English names. Really irritating as I can’t share some of the awesome food I’ve tried. Maybe I should just put up the pics and maybe you guys can just use the address on the receipts to find the places? Let me know if it works for you guys!

Anyways, this Kaitenzushi Nemurihanamaru is a nice sushi conveyor belt place which I came across while walking around the Kitte Mall, just beside the Tokyo Station. The mall itself was a very interesting triangular layout and the shops there are pretty interesting as well, especially the handcrafted ones. Now I’m truly missing the place, so rich in culture, so well mannered people, love the winters, awesome food. Sigh… shall plan another trip this year! Well enough said, let my pics do the talking.

Love the ambience
Menu which I didn’t understand at all so I just point
Seared Salmon
These burger sushis are so awesome!
Cold Soba
Tuna was so good we ordered more
I think this is snow fish and it’s damn nice and milky.
Matcha dessert
Yummy fillings!
Very nice jelly
Damage… About SGD$90

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Freshness beyond imagination. Need I say more?

Portion: Average.

Service: Tip top!

Ambience: Nice and cosy.

Price: Around $90 for all that. Cheaper than Singapore I believe!


Location: 2-7-2 Kitte Marunouchi, KITTE 5F, Chiyoda 100-0005, Tokyo Prefecture. Tel: +81 3-6269-9026. http://www.sushi-hanamaru.com/

Bowbow Sushi – Shanghai, China


Spotted this place 1 over year back in Shanghai while buying some stuff from a neighbour shop. I found this place interesting ‘cos the shop is so SMALL!!! and their business is really damn good. So I decided to try it one day and after that, I’ve been visiting this shop many times whenever I feel like having sushi! They have many own creations and funny names for the sushi. Names like Moto-roll-ah, Princess Lee roll, 119 Roll, etc… Just makes me wonder why they are named this way… hmmm…. Anyways, check out the pics below:

Shop front… Can’t take full pic ‘cos if I backed further, I’ll get knocked by car
This is basically the shop… right side of the shop is the wall in the next pic
Right side of the shop
Menu sample
Think this is the Princess Lee Roll
Cannot remember all the names… so many varieties
Curry bento
Teriyaki Chicken bento
Potato salad complimentary for me and nice and soild

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Made fresh on the spot after you order and really good. All sushi are their own creation.

Portion: 8 pieces per tray of sushi… Best to go with 3-4 pax so can try many flavours.

Service: Very good.

Ambience: Really small shop… Sometimes have to wait for seat. I always go odd hours haha

Price: Very affordable. See menu sample.

RTE: Yes!

Location: See last 2 pics. They have a few more outlets… all small like this.

Sushi Oh (寿司王) @ Jusco, Shenzhen


Checked out a huge shopping mall quite near where I’m staying in Shenzhen… It’s quite a high class mall with a lot of the big brands. Then there’s Jusco which is a huge supermarket with many groceries available for me to buy but I was there for a different purpose. I was there to check out Sushi Oh… a sushi chain of stores, which is located at the super back part of the mall on same level as the supermarket.

There it is! Quite hard to find the restaurant but I manage to find it nevertheless. Just ask around, this place is well known. The benches outside are for you to wait till seats are available.
Ambience of the place... The problem with China still is the smoking problem... They smoke everywhere... even in here yes... I would usually fart back to counter but this time I lost badly... too many were farting through their mouths... sigh...
Imagine this is at 9pm and people are still streaming in...
First Up, Salmon Sashimi. Quite thick slices but not as thick as those in Yuen Long. 2 portions here, each portion 5 slices. RMB$33 each portion. Quite fresh though. You can see plates and plates of these coming out from the kitchen. I suspect they have a Salmon Lake back there... ;P
Unagi Rolls. These eel rolls are very well done. Succulent and tasty. RMB$38.
Scallop Rolls. Not a big fan but quite fresh indeed. Forgot how much.
Salmon Sushi... didn't like the cucumber on top... better with a strip of mayonnaise on top but it's fresh and quite tasty overall for the sushi. Forgotten how much also.

Rating: 4.5/5. Service was good but they didn’t allow me to take pictures of the food… which I’m paying for… hmmm…

Taste: Pretty good. But Yuen Long one’s better.

Portion: Slightly above average.

Price: Total bill was RMB$180, which is about SGD$38.00 for 2 persons.

RTE: Maybe when I’m at Jusco again for grocery shopping.

Location: 深南中路中信城市广场商业楼底层JUSCO友谊百货L-318号. Tel: (0755) 2594 0928. You can also check out their other outlets at http://www.sushi-oh.com.


Kam Tin Japanese Restaurant (金田日本料理) @ Yuen Long, NT Hong Kong


I crossed over to Yuen Long in the New Territories of Hong Kong last weekend. My first time there and to my surprise, the whole place is a town on its own! There are so many good places to eat, so many places to shop, karaoke is so cheap (clean ones of course), so many places to eat (oops I said that already) and so crowded!

Streets of Yuen Long. Very near the japanese restaurant...

Met up with my friend who lives there and she brought me to this place for Japanese food… I was like skeptical at first, because I’m in Hong Kong man! I want Char Siew! I want Siew Yoke! I want Beef Brisket! But since she was paying for the meal then I kept my big mouth shut lah…

After alighting from the bus from the causeway, we walked a little to reach this bird will not lay eggs place (鸟不生蛋的地方), which if I was left alone, I will never find it and prolly get lost in the process. It’s located somewhere near B仔凉粉, so if you can find it, just ask the people there. The restaurant is a very small outlet which claims to sit 64 people… Seriously, to me, I think half of that would be comfortable. You know lah, in HK, everything is small… flats are small, offices are small, hotel rooms are small, even eateries are small! So we went in and found a good seat under the aircon. 🙂 To my surprise, the whole place was so crowded until left only a table for us… it was 3pm+! I heard Hong Kongers eat throughout the day… it’s so damn true man! I love HK!!! Woot! So we started ordering what we can possibly finish.

The outside of the restaurant
Restaurant ambience
Must camwhore a bit... behind is where they prepare the food
Super worn out menu book...
Huge Volcano Rolls... the menu has got a lot of selection!
Their super long sushis... this is how they made a name for themselves! Prices seen here are in HKD.
First up, Salmon Sashimi. Super thick slices of about 1cm!!! Super fresh and it just melts in your mouth! For only HKD$45!
See how big each slice and the texture of it...
Sorry I'm just being a bitch... 'cos I wanna make your mouth water!!! Haha...
Soft Shell Crab... HKD$40+. They have already chop up into pieces but they bother to put back into shape and make the crab happy. ;P
Baked oyster with cheese... this one is super yummy... forgot how much...
Have u seen an unagi sushi so long in your life? My first so I must eat... hehe... HKD$18
Have u seen... ok nevermind, I'll just eat... HKD$12 only... wah worth it!
BBQ squid tentacles... not bad lah although not a big fan. Forgot how much...
Damn good beef rolls with Enoki mushrooms. A little burnt taste adds to the perfection. Love it! Forgot how much also! ;P
BBQ Pork Neck slices... pretty good but thinking of the fats in there, I only ate 1-2 slices...
Baked Rice with Tofu, Chicken & Cheese (HKD$38). This is prolly the worst dish there. they should take this out. Got chef's recommendation some more... Tasteless and not enough ingredients.

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Very fresh and very nice. Very different from what we get in Singapore. Love it!

Portion: Above average. they really live up to their mission.  Good portion, good quality, good service and good prices. Excellent job Becky!

Price: Total bill about HKD$400+, which works out to be about SGD$70+.  Totally worth it for the portions.

RTE: Hell yeah!!!

Location: Yuen Long @ 教育路裕榮徑好旺大廈13-14號舖 TEL: 24494433. This is the flagship outlet since the year 2003. Can’t find, call them.

Other branch is at Tsim Sha Chui @ 柯士甸道118-120號業廣商業大廈1樓01室 TEL: 27303678 More information can be found on their website http://www.kamtinlongsushi.com/