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Making your own Umeshu

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Everyone knows that Japan’s famous for their almost perfect fruits – the $20 strawberries you see in Cold Storage, to the $89 melons on display in Meidi-ya – don’t tell me that you haven’t been tempted to get one of them before! And the best place to get these fruits… is in Japan itself!

However, this time round the fruits I carried back weren’t for immediate consumption… but for making Umeshu! Yes, they’re Japanese green plums, available for a short period of time in summer! They ripen so fast that Japanese scramble to make umeshu once purchased, and they’re also sadly, not readily available in Singapore – your best bet would be handcarrying back from Japan, or waiting for Meidi-ya to stock them – they do, but at almost twice the cost of what I paid in Japan, at $13.50+ per 420 grams.

So of course I had to grab 2kg of it back right?!

In the Okinawan supermarket over at Aeon mall, it only cost me 1058yen after tax for a kilogram of green, unripen ume. And with the display they had, it was obvious that the green ume was only for making umeshu, umeboshi, ume syrup… in fact it even comes with instructions!

I grabbed 2 bags and I did not realize that they ripened THIS fast. Basically they were super green on 4th of June, smelt great on the 5th of June and when I got back on 6th of June and took a peek at them, THEY WERE THIS SHADE OF YELLOW which had me clutching my head and going “Nooooooo!”

The very next day, I went out to get the ingredients needed to make my own Umeshu!

Now, the recipes online ALL suggeted making umeshu with shochu – but nobody ever specified which type, and shochu comes in many variations – it could be distilled from rice, barley, potato, buckwheat (these 4 are the common ones), and even shiso!

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However, you can also use – Chinese Rice Wine (白酒), which has higher alcohol content or Vodka. In fact, from what a friend told me (and insisted), they usually use Chinese Rice Wine. I don’t mind trying out all the shochus – which is what I did, my only regret was not getting more ume to try another two alcohol options out! You can choose whichever alcohol concentration you like, but the higher the better, as the rock sugar halves the alcohol content.

Part of the extensive shochu selection at Meidi-ya

Part of the extensive shochu selection at Meidi-ya

The best place to get your shochu would be Meidi-ya Liang Court, which offers an extensive selection of shochu AND provides translated tags so that you know what you’re buying! I love that.

Kurokoji Murasaki Imo Shochu!

Kurokoji Murasaki Imo Shochu!

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My newfound love… Azmaya at Robertson Quay!

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I’ve discovered that I have a thing for Sukiyaki, but unfortunately the husband doesn’t. So I haven’t been to much Japanese hotpot restaurants…

UNTIL I DISCOVERED THE WONDERFUL AZMAYA.

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Add: 30 Robertson Quay, #01-12/13 Riverside Village, 238251
Tel: +65 6737 6863
Opening hours: Open Daily, Sun – Thur 5pm – 1am, Fri & Sat 5pm – 4am.
website (japanese) | facebook 

Technically, Jayne (Tham) brought me there for my birthday treat, so she deserves all the credit! What a wonderful place it is – I really feel the need to share this with all of you, because

  1. It’s wonderfully Japanese. The manager, the staff (about 30%), the food and even the customers whom patronize the restaurant, along with their drinking antics (KAMPAI!).
  2. You can split the hotpot. So yes, Sukiyaki and Shabu shabu at the same time? No problem! (There are also dozens of bases to choose from, all you have to do is pay $3 per soup base change)
  3. Reasonably priced – at just $24 SGD for FREE FLOW PORK, and $45 for beef. (NOTE: above are promotional prices – please call them at +65 6737 6863 or refer to their facebook page for pricing that day)

At the moment, there are two promotions you might find useful – make your reservation via the eatigo app for discounts off ala-carte pricing (up to 40% off) for dining at certain timing (off peak of course) and also… there’s FREE FLOW DRINKS (beer, sake, umeshu, wine) for just $35 SGD – drink all you want/can within 2 hours! No doubt this is gonna be super popular amongst the Japanese – I think their livers are made of steel!

So anyway one fine day I decided to drag my friends from a very aptly named chat group down – it’s called “Hungry people” hahahaha.

Your favorite blogger Yina Goh & Yong Zhuan

Your favorite blogger Yina Goh & Yong Zhuan

Trisha & Casey

Trisha & Casey

My favorite photographer Ron hahahaha

My favorite photographer Ron hahahaha

Bae & I!

Bae & I!

I forgot to mention, but you can mix up your own dipping sauce (just like HDL and other chinese hotpots) and also, the free flow set includes rice and curry (which was so good that Yong Zhuan finished two bowls of)!

You’ll have to pay for the raw egg to go with your sukiyaki meats (aiyah just $0.50 SGD), and should you not order any appetizer, it should set you back approximately $40 SGD per person on the final bill, with a drink.

Ika!

Appetizer – Ika! Just nicely done (not too chewy or uncooked).

Tamago! There's a mentaiko version which was really nice too (had it with Jayne previously)

Tamago! There’s a mentaiko version which was really nice too (had it with Jayne previously)

Appetizer - Momotaro!

Appetizer – Momotaro! I’m amazed by how perfect they look.

Yummm, free flow pork!

Yummm, free flow pork!

DASSAI 50, a premium dai-ginjo sake! 50 refers to the polishing ratio - it means that it's been polished till 50% of the rice is left, resulting in a smoother brew. And you know whatttt, I REALLY LIKED THIS ONE! Casey actually changed the chosen sake to this instead and I'm glad he did because it was so smooth and nice! I heard that there's DASSAI 39 and 23. Imma go hunt for that!

DASSAI 50, a premium dai-ginjo sake!
50 refers to the polishing ratio – it means that it’s been polished till 50% of the rice is left, resulting in a cleaner and lighter taste – best served cold! And you know whatttt, I REALLY LIKED THIS ONE! Azmaya has a rather wide selection of sake, and Casey who’s practically half-Japanese advised us to get this instead – and I’m glad he did, because it was so smooth and easy to drink! I heard that there’s DASSAI 39 and 23. Imma go hunt for that!

Pouring sake for others is a common custom in Japan. And after many rounds of dining in Teppei and with Japanese folks, it's always polite to offer a cup to the host!

Pouring sake for others is a common custom in Japan. And after many rounds of dining in Teppei and with Japanese folks, it’s always polite to offer a cup to the host!

And that would be Azmaya's manager, Ryota-san, whom I had the pleasure of meeting through Ryan. I'm always happy when I meet Japanese folks! Speaking of which, I think I need to go brush up my Japanese.

And that would be Azmaya’s manager, Ryota-san, whom I had the pleasure of meeting through Ryan. I’m always happy when I meet Japanese folks! Speaking of which, I think I need to go brush up my Japanese. The only word I kept using throughout the night was probably “KAMPAIIIIII”!

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What a great night it was!

Hungry people turned happy and practically bursting at the seams. Whee! So yes, go! Visit Azmaya!

Japanese beef with garlic fried rice, $18. Didn't try this but the other couple finished every single morsel of it.

On the first day of Christmas… Japanese food – Takumi & Marusaya!

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’twas the night before Christmas when Foodie A asked Foodie B if she’d like to go have Christmas makan, and so they made reservations.

Violet Oon only had buffet at a staggering price of $65 per pax (what?) so it Foodie A had to find another solution.

Me: “How about Japanese food? If they are open, that is.”

Casey “Japanese restaurants don’t close on Christmas!”

*calls restaurant*

“Hello? Hi! Are you open tomorrow (25th)?”

Very Japanese Sounding Man: “Yes we are!”

“Are your lunch sets available?”

VJSM: “Yes!”

“Can I make a reservation please? For 4 pax. My name is Evonne.”

VJSM: “E…”

“E-vonne”

VJSM: “E…bo…”

“EEEEEEE-VON”

VJSM: “Okay, E-BON!”

And that’s how I knew we were definitely in for a good meal. Japanese restaurant + japanese waitstaff = 90% of the time, good food!

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The Very Japanese Sounding Man, who is really Japanese lah.

The Very Japanese Sounding Man, who is really Japanese lah.

{ Takumi Tokyo @ Keppel Bay }

#02-01 Marina @ Keppel Bay
Open Daily, Lunch: 12 – 230pm (last order 2pm) | Dinner: 6 – 1030pm (last order 10pm)
Website | Hungrygowhere | Tripadvisor 

Takumi Tokyo offers robatayaki (炉端焼き, slow grilled over hot charcoal), teppanyaki (鉄板焼き, cooked on an iron griddle) and ala carte menu items.

But the draw for this place, would be the express lunch sets which are super value-for-money, and definitely the reason why we were there.

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Located on the 2nd floor of Marina @ Keppel Bay, it offers a view of the waters and yachts but you'll have to sit pretty near the Teppanyaki area for that.

Located on the 2nd floor of Marina @ Keppel Bay, it offers a view of the waters and yachts but you’ll have to sit pretty near the Teppanyaki area for that.

We were seated in a cozy corner, away from the view and smell of the Teppanyaki. The place is well ventilated and you do not leave with a cooked food scent, which I personally dislike.

We were seated in a cozy corner, away from the view and smell of the Teppanyaki. The place is well ventilated and you do not leave with a cooked food scent, which I personally dislike.

The service was prompt and courteous (very typical Japanese) and most of the patrons and waitstaff were Japanese on the day I visited. Tables were swiftly cleaned and disinfected after the departure of every table.

Their set lunches come with a serving of Chawanmushi for you to start with – it was smooth, not too salty and contained bamboo shoots, chicken, ginko nuts and mushroom!

One of the most value for money sets - the Tempura Soba set gives you a good serving of noodles, tempura and even Inari sushi (rice in beancurd skin)!

One of the most value for money sets – the Tempura Soba set at $18 gives you a good serving of noodles, tempura and even Inari sushi (rice in beancurd skin)! A standard Tempura ala carte would already set you back $28, so yes, this was definitely hands down the best lunch set!

Noodles were cooked just nicely, and springy! The waitress was very nice and offered us 2 more dipping bowls when they realized that we were sharing this. That's so nice of them!

Noodles were cooked just nicely, and springy! The waitress was very nice and offered us 2 more dipping bowls when they realized that we were sharing this. That’s so nice of them!

All sets come with Miso soup as well, which had large pieces of wakame <3

All sets come with Miso soup as well, which had large pieces of wakame <3

Pork with Ginger set, $15  (comes with rice on the side) was one of the dishes I was going for - i LOVE PORK! The pork belly slices wasn't overcooked nor was the ginger taste too strong - and also the serving was pretty huge actually!

Teppanyaki Pork with Ginger set, $15 (comes with rice on the side) was one of the dishes I was going for – i LOVE PORK! The pork belly slices wasn’t overcooked nor was the ginger taste too strong – and also the serving was pretty huge actually!

Japanese beef with garlic fried rice, $18. Didn't try this but the other couple finished every single morsel of it.

Japanese beef with garlic fried rice, $18. Didn’t try this but the other couple finished every single morsel of it.

The other couple. Hahaha.

The other couple. Hahaha.

Japanese Beef Steak set, $48. This one belonged to a different section on the menu - it was in the standard lunch menu list, which saw prices between $35 - $55 instead of the $15 sets.   There was another menu with sashimi as well, but that was $80!  The beef was quite nice and well cooked, although it wasn't melt in your mouth spectacular. Size was good for a lady hahaha and OMG there was a slice of SWEET POTATO!

Japanese Beef Steak set, $48.
This one belonged to a different section on the menu – it was in the standard lunch menu list, which saw prices between $35 – $55 instead of the $15 sets.
There was another menu with sashimi as well, but that was $80!
The beef was quite nice and well cooked, although it wasn’t melt in your mouth spectacular. Size was good for a lady hahaha and OMG there was a slice of SWEET POTATO!

All lunch sets came with dessert as well - for the express lunch set, it was fruits, but for my standard lunch set, it was the cutest miniature trio of creme brûlée, a tiny slice of sponge cheesecake and a mini scoop of matcha ice cream! And I forgot to snap a pic before I popped the cheesecake into my mouth.

All lunch sets came with dessert as well – for the express lunch set, it was fruits, but for my standard lunch set, it was the cutest miniature trio of creme brûlée, a tiny slice of sponge cheesecake and a mini scoop of matcha ice cream!
And I forgot to snap a pic before I popped the cheesecake into my mouth.

Had a fantastic time at Takumi, and we'll definitely return again!

Had a fantastic time at Takumi, and we’ll definitely return again!

The Marina @ Keppel Bay also had a nice view and nice blue-green waters.

The Marina @ Keppel Bay also had a nice view and nice blue-green waters.

Le husband <3

Le husband <3

And why would I give up a chance to take an OOTD with this amazing backdrop? ; p Thanks Trish!  GAP Shirt, ZARA shorts & Proenza Schouler bag.

And why would I give up a chance to take an OOTD with this amazing backdrop? ; p Thanks Trish!
GAP Shirt, ZARA shorts & Proenza Schouler bag.

We were almost done with lunch when the boys started asking us what’s for dinner -_-|

We decided on Marusaya, a place in Robertson Quay which serves authentic dashi ramen! Yes, japanese again. Can never get sick of Japanese food!

And we knew this place was authentic because like my experience with Takumi, lol the server couldn’t pronounce Casey’s name again while he was making a reservation. He had to pronounce it 3 times like I did, hahaha! I think we all need Japanese names. 

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{ Marusaya }

86 Robertson Quay | Tel: 6732 0383 | Facebook
Opening hours: Weekdays: 5 to 11pm | Weekends: 11.30am to midnight

 

If you like Japanese food, you might have heard “dashi” thrown here and there – but here, I was better educated on what dashi is, and the essence of dashi!

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You see, Marusaya IS an authentic Japanese restaurant, but unlike others, they do not have an existing shop in Japan before they decided to set up store here. Marusaya’s main business is actually in the making and the export of dashi / bonito and they decided to set up store in Singapore because the founder likes Singapore!

They actually set up a stall previously ago at Lau Pa Sat, but it has since closed down and the Robertson Quay store is the only Marusaya store around – it’s about 2 months old, which explains why I didn’t see it around previously!

Marusaya at Robertson Quay  is located 2 doors away from the more famous Toby's Estate and parking is difficult to find (or you have to walk very far). The best recommendation would be to park at either 1) Miramar hotel which is directly opposite it, 2) Martin Road (where Bochinche is), or 3) public parking outside M Hotel which is about 5 mins walk away.

Marusaya at Robertson Quay is located 2 doors away from the more famous Toby’s Estate and parking is difficult to find (or you have to walk very far). The best recommendation would be to park at either 1) Miramar hotel which is directly opposite it, 2) Martin Road (where Bochinche is), or 3) public parking outside M Hotel which is about 5 mins walk away.

They offer both indoor and outdoor seating

They offer both indoor and outdoor seating (if you really want to look at the brown river water…) and about 5 of their staff are Japanese the day I visited! So expect very polite service, and also some Japlish, hehe.

Dashi is typically made of kombu (kelp) and katsuobushi (skipjack tuna), and commonly used as soup stock – over here in Marusaya, they make their food with their very own dashi (not those instant ones!), and noodles are ALL handmade!  What an apt time to be trying Marusaya too, because the hot, MSG-free soup was really welcomed during this cold + rainy season!

They actually slice the bonito into flakes FRESHLY for you - then it is added into your soup after it's been served! Such attention to detail. Only the more traditional and older eateries do this.  Their bonito have been aged for at least 2 years - and they are selling it at $28 for a 3 year old one. Of cos er, you have to purchase the slicer box set for you to actually slice it so thinly. And that costs a whooping $200!

They actually slice the bonito into flakes FRESHLY for you – then it is added into your soup after it’s been served! Such attention to detail. Only the more traditional and older eateries do this.
Their bonito have been aged for at least 2 years – and they are selling it at $28 for a 3 year old one. Of cos er, you have to purchase the slicer box set for you to actually slice it so thinly. And that costs a whooping $200!

Frozen beer for you? The froth is like, always there. XD according to Casey, the texture is interesting!

Frozen beer for you? The froth is like, always there. XD according to Casey, the texture is interesting!

Started with some dashi maki tamago, $12! DA YUMS.

Started with some dashi maki tamago, $12! DA YUMS.

See the bottle on the right? We all thought it was soy sauce. IT ISN'T soya sauce! Okay crap I cannot remember what it is by now (maybe I should take notes next time) but it's also very flavorful and you are supposed to pour this into the daikon (radish), and...

See the bottle on the right? We all thought it was soy sauce. IT ISN’T soya sauce!
Okay crap I cannot remember what it is by now (maybe I should take notes next time) but it’s also very flavorful and you are supposed to pour this into the daikon (radish), and…

eat it like this!  The dashi maki tamago is made with a high concentration of dashi - would have probably been nicer if sweeter, but it tastes really good still!

eat it like this! The dashi maki tamago is made with a high concentration of dashi – would have probably been nicer if sweeter, but it tastes really good still!

Next up on the menu, Gyusuji Dote Ni (japanese braised beef), $18.  It's a really small bowl, but filled with so much meat and Konnyaku bits as well, which I loved!

Next up on the menu, Gyusuji Dote Ni (japanese braised beef), $18.
It’s a really small bowl, but filled with so much meat and Konnyaku bits as well, which I loved!

See how small it is? Hahaha. But the serving size was just nice!

See how small it is? Hahaha. But the serving size was just nice!

Next - Furo Fuki Daikon, $14.  Simmered daikon with minced chicken bits AND some yuzu in the soup.  Did you know that I'm mad about daikon?  I LOVE THIS DISH SO MUCH1

Next – Furo Fuki Daikon, $14.
Simmered daikon with minced chicken bits AND some yuzu in the soup.
Did you know that I’m mad about daikon?
I LOVE THIS DISH SO MUCH!

This is the, uh, Bukkake Udon ($23/$16/$14).  It's grated Yam Root, with half boiled egg and topped off with bonito flakes!

This is the, uh, Bukkake Udon ($23/$16/$14).
It’s grated Yam Root, with half boiled egg and topped off with bonito flakes!

They actually slice the bonito into flakes FRESHLY for you - then it is added into your soup after it's been served! Such attention to detail. Only the more traditional and older eateries do this.  There is a drawer on the bottom, which is where they pull out and serve atop your noodles!

They actually slice the bonito into flakes FRESHLY for you – then it is added into your soup after it’s been served! Such attention to detail. Only the more traditional and older eateries do this.
There is a drawer on the bottom, which is where they pull out and serve atop your noodles!

Tempura Zaru Udon ($28/$20/$17)

Tempura Zaru Udon ($28/$20/$17)

Ramen!

Ramen!

All their noodles come in different sizes – which is great for ladies, isn’t it? Or those who do not want a full lunch!

The menu is still in the midst of fine-tuning, but I did wish that I’d ordered the Pasta instead! That one looks really goooood. I’m definitely going to order that and there will be a next time even though I have to walk quite a bit to get there! (I’m ultimate when it comes to being lazy in walking haha so you know that this is good stuff for me to want to walk there!)

When the tencho (manager!) briefed me about how this store came about and their core business, I was keen to purchase bonito and kelp for making soup – and they do offer that!

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Kombu, Bonito shavings, 4 ingredient powder (kelp, bonito, and I cannot remember what), dashi sauce (for adding flavor to soup, etc). The prices aren’t as incredible as the ones below…

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That, my friend, is the bonito shaving box (box cover, shaving blade, drawer etc) which costs $200. WHAT! In comparison, the bonito is rather reasonable at $28 for a 3-year dried one. *sweatdrops* haha.

The cups in the basket you see – is a set for a Japanese drinking game, as my friend has uncovered!

#BeKuHai – #Japanese #drinking #game. The dice at the bottom dictates which of the cups you drink from. #DrinkingGames #sake #Marusaya

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Thank god I found a noodle loving friend, hahahaha!

Thank god I found a noodle loving friend, hahahaha!

Experienced so much good food and good service that it put me in a GREAT mood! And also belly very happy, haha. I’ll definitely be back at these places again, and if you love Japanese food, you really should check these places out! In fact, I’m headed back to Takumi in less than 12 hours at time of writing, with my dad and bro : p

Thank you all for reading, nope this wasn’t a sponsored post and I hope everyone had a great Christmas! <3

Me and Maureen (aka @misstamchiak), the bloggers on the food trail with 40 others!

Discovering Chijmes at 29

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It’s probably hard for anyone to believe but… I have never stepped inside Chijmes before in my entire 29 years of living in Singapore. *gasp* If it wasn’t for Nuffnang’s Bloggerati and 8DAYSeat, I probably never would have known what a foodie’s haven Chijmes is!

First off, did you know that the mural in Chijmes, located right outside the restaurant Tatsu was painted (and then blown up) by local artists? ; ) Kudos to Parka and his friend Issac for the beautiful artwork!

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I’ve loved reading 8DAYs since I was young – EVERY WEEK, haha! Their headlines always grab me and their interesting articles are always well-written with a dash of great humour, frank and more helpful than many other magazines and in the recent years, their eat section has been expanding – which lead to the development of 8DAYSeat App (available for both iPhone and Android), where you can find a directory of the local eateries they’ve reviewed, with their candid and honest opinion. The crowd meter is a very nice addition to the app, but we definitely need more people using the app! Download it now pleaseee so that we can put the crowd meter to some good use!

Me and Maureen (aka @misstamchiak), the bloggers on the food trail with 40 others!

Me and Maureen (aka @misstamchiak your favorite food blogger), the bloggers on the food trail with 40 other participants!

{ Here & There }

Chijmes #01-11/12/13/18 | Tel: +65 6333 0116

“Straddling the hours from lunch through to dinner,  HERE & THERE is first and foremost a Kushiyaki  Bar – another first where dining concepts go – with an all-day small plates bistro dining and café/bar grub menu thrown into the mix during non-meal timings.”

Kicked off the food trail at Here and There, which was also our meeting point!

Kicked off the food trail at the gorgeously decorated Fusion Kushiyaki joint Here and There, which was also our meeting point!

Felicia & Lianghan, our first pupils wahhahaha okay la we were tasked to "teach" the attendees how to pose food nicely and such so...

Felicia & Lianghan, our first “pupils”… wahhahaha okay la we were tasked to “teach” the attendees how to pose food nicely and such so…

we got to work pretty fast! I love it when people serve food fast and all at one go because then we don't have to wait OR make people wait. I actually really like taking pics and getting it over and done with so that we can still eat warm, nice food!

Maureen & I got to work pretty fast! I love it when people serve food quickly + all at one go because then we don’t have to wait OR make people wait. I actually really like getting pictures done quickly so that we all can enjoy our food while it’s still warm!

We had to move around pretty fast so I didn't get to taste all the food, but the Truffle fries here are a must try! They're a little salty, but oh so good!!!

We had to move around like every 10-15 minutes so I didn’t get to sample all the food on the table at Here & There, but the Truffle fries here are a must try! They’re a little salty, but oh so good!!! Salmon Tartine, Baked cod atop barley risotto, and beef sliders if i’m not wrong!

{ Hakata Ikkousha Ramen }

Chijmes #01-07 | Tel: +65 6338 8460

“The New Pioneer, Kousuke Yosjimura, devoted much time to creating his original taste while maintaining traditional tonkotsu ramen. “Ikkousha” has the secret of its deliciousness – we frequently change pork bones in broth and ensure its delicious taste.”

Quickly shuffled to the next stop, which was Ikkousha Hakata Ramen!

Quickly shuffled to the next stop, which was Ikkousha Hakata Ramen!

Hakata ramen is my favorite – delicious tonkotsu broth and straight, thin noodles, like the ones from Ippudo! Prices start at S$5 for Gyoza (5 pieces) to $12++ for a bowl of basic Tonkotsu Ramen (without the egg) and $14++ for a bowl of Ajitama (that half-cooked egg) Tonkotsu Ramen, which i find to be quite reasonably priced.

I was really looking forward to trying this place out but I didn’t get much time here nor was I able to get a good picture (must be really good – everyone finished their food so fast!), so I’ll definitely return to try it out!

Ikkousha (博多一幸舎) hails from Hakata, and has a few outlets in Singapore - Tanjong Pagar, Changi Airport T3 and the latest outlet in Chijmes!

Ikkousha (博多一幸舎) hails from Hakata, and has a few outlets in Singapore – Tanjong Pagar, Changi Airport T3 and the latest outlet in Chijmes!

I arrived too late and didn't manage to try the ramen (and I was so looking forward to it!) nor get a good pic of it, so here's a pic of some pretty girls at the event hehehe.

I arrived too late and didn’t manage to try the ramen (and I was so looking forward to it!) nor get a good pic of it, so here’s a pic of some pretty girls at the event hehehe.

 { Tatsu }

Chijmes #01-08 | Tel: +65 6332 5868 | www.tatsu.com.sg 

“Relish a distinctive dining experience at Tatsu at CHIJMES with an innovative concept that sees the restaurant serve Sushi by day, and Teppanyaki by night. Robust flavours emanate from seafood and prime cuts with a signature mix of specialty sauces and alcohol, while the chefs’ acrobatic cooking performances keep guests entertained.”

The sushi & teppanyaki restaurant is set in a U-shaped seating arrangement... and here you can see the foodies hard at work!

The Teppanyaki side of the restaurant is set in a U-shaped seating arrangement… and here you can see the foodies hard at work!

 

The front of the restaurant, where they serve sushi mainly and is separated from the Teppanyaki side.

The front of the restaurant, where they serve sushi mainly and is separated from the Teppanyaki side.

Lobsters served Teppanyaki style were caught LIVE from their tank positioned right at the entrance.

Lobsters served Teppanyaki style were caught LIVE from their tank positioned right at the entrance.

Senior Chef Kelvin put up a spectacular show of lobster  grilling and knife throwing - and seasoning canister tossing, much to our (camera's) delight. It is quite the visual feast, but be warned that you will walk out with a cooked food smell on your clothes and hair!

Senior Chef Kelvin put up a spectacular show of lobster grilling and knife throwing – and seasoning canister tossing, much to our (camera’s) delight. It is quite the visual feast, but be warned that you will walk out with a cooked food smell on your clothes and hair!

This sight has me drooling while I was editing pictures in the middle of the night. Ahhhh....

This sight has me drooling while I was editing pictures in the middle of the night. Ahhhh…. I need to go back for this too!!!

Live Lobster - in special sauce! So well cooked, and as if it's not fragrant enough, it's served with a serving of fried shallots to accompany at the side!

Live Lobster – in special sauce! So well cooked, and as if it’s not fragrant enough, it’s accompanied by a serving of fried garlic at the side!

Other than the lobster dishes, Tatsu also serves Beef and an array of other dishes for Teppanyaki – you can view their menu on their website or refer to 8DAYSeat App for user reviews on the place! I missed out the Grade A4 Flambe Wagyu Beef and I heard it was really good. Right now I am just really sad about missing out on all the good bits! And yes, I’M COMING BACK FOR TATSU FOR SURE.

*** Take note that Teppanyaki will not be available in the afternoon on weekdays! 

One of my favorite couples, Yilond and Miya! Miya is slightly allergic to shellfish (especially if it's not fresh) but she had no problems  because the Lobster was FRESHLY cooked, and I was soooo glad!

One of my favorite couples, Yilong and Miya! Miya is slightly allergic to shellfish (especially if it’s not fresh) but she had no problems because the Lobster was FRESHLY cooked, and I was soooo glad!

{ Shirokiya Japanese Healthy Dining }

Chijmes #01-05/06 |  Tel: +65 6337 5188  | www.shirokiya.com.sg

“Shirokiya provides food excellent for your health and beauty with traditional Japanese seasoning using salted rice malt. It enhances the savory flavor of food and has effects such as anti-aging which is beneficial to your body. Shirokiya’s menu uses ingredients containing collagen, hyaluronic acid, capsaicin, and lycopene.” 

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Collagen Hotpot! I guess it's not so uncommon in Singapore anymore - since we're such lovers of steamboat, why not one with added beautifying benefits? Couldn't hurt that this didn't taste much different from the typical Japanese nabe as well!  p.s. I've heard from the foodies at the table that the soup for this one isn't as thick or starchy feeling as the other restaurants serving collagen hotpots!

Collagen Hotpot! I guess it’s not so uncommon in Singapore anymore – Shirokiya has another branch in Cuppage, which is famous for having a variety of Japanese eateries – since we’re such lovers of steamboat, why not one with added beautifying benefits? Plus, this didn’t taste any less savoury from the typical Japanese nabe which I enjoy! 
p.s. I’ve heard from the foodies at the table that the soup for this one isn’t as thick (goopy) or starchy as the other restaurants serving collagen hotpots!

Some house specialities - Frozen Beer,

Some house specialities – Japanese Frozen Beer (draft), BIG Drink (Tea, Ginger Ale, Yuzu Soda or Cola served with Calamansi!), the hotpot, and the Broiled Pickled Mackerel Fish which was seared right in front of us!

Lady boss searing the fish in front of all of us : o

Lady boss searing the fish in front of all of us : o

Looks so good and the girls at the table couldn't stop reaching for more!

Looks so good and the girls at the table couldn’t stop reaching for more!

And my favorite Dashimaki!!! YUM!

And my favorite Dashimaki!!! YUM!

Shirokiya obviously doesn’t just serve steamboat / hotpot – just check out their website to go through their EXTENSIVE menu! I love places which upload their menus on the website and Japanese ones always tend to be so interesting, and the pictures are so well taken too!

{ Oyster Bar & Wine Dining Wharf }

Chijmes #01-19 |  Tel: +65 6332 6789 | www.dinelike.sg/wharf

“Oyster Bar & Wine Dining wharf serves exclusive selections of oysters imported from all over the world into Singapore to provide superb quality for all guests. Due to their strictness in quality, “wharf” is proud to present an international range of oysters of great quality to all their guests.” 

Sometimes I chuckle to myself when I read Japlish – no offense please, it’s really cute to me! This particular joint is owned by 2 Japanese bosses… which actually speak better Chinese than English! This is not their first outlet – they have a total of 3 restuarants with slightly different concepts – Oyster Bar & Grill at Robertson Quay, Oyster Bar & Sushi in Sentosa and this one’s a Oyster Bar, Wine & Dining place! Actually it’s rather obvious by the restaurant names I guess, the common denominator is that they all serve Oysters – check out the different outlets’ offerings and all at their website!

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Now the shocker - I... don't take oysters hahaha. But they were really fresh, good and the foodies at the table polished them off VERY quickly!

Now the shocker – I… don’t take oysters hahaha. But they were really fresh, good and the foodies at the table polished them off VERY quickly!

The interior of the restaurant was really well designed and thought out - huge chalkboard walls with greens planted at specific parts. Very lush and cozy!

The interior of the restaurant was really well designed and thought out – huge chalkboard walls with greens planted at specific parts. Very lush and cozy!

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The foodies at my table

The foodies at my table

The foodies at my table... hard at work! Check out their pictures with #8dayseat or on the 8DAYSeat app which is available for both iOS and Android!

The foodies at my table… hard at work! Check out their pictures with #8dayseat or on the 8DAYSeat app which is available for both iOS and Android!

 

They also served an array of main courses and small bites - this was their beef main course, done medium I believe, and it's soooo good with the sauce!

They also served an array of main courses and small bites – this was their beef main course, done medium I believe, and it’s soooo good with the sauce!

We actually went back again and tried out their other dishes - I loved the Paella, which was done really well! The rice was just nice, not too salty and complimented the seafood well. Prawn trio, and my Prawns & seared Scallops dish which was seasonal - it's till Nov 30th! I'm really happy with this dish because it was served with SWEET POTATO!

We actually went back again and tried out their other dishes – I loved the Paella, which was done really well! The rice was just nice, not too salty and complimented the seafood well. Prawn trio, and my Prawns & seared Scallops dish which was seasonal – it’s till Nov 30th! I’m really happy with this dish because it was served with SWEET POTATO!

Did I mention that they serve 100 different kinds of Mojitos? This is Iji-san proudly showing us the wide variety they have - I'm super impressed with the menu because they have meters showing you how dry / sweet the wines / mojitos are! I found that a very nice touch for the people who are unaware.

Did I mention that they serve 100 different kinds of Mojitos? This is Iji-san proudly showing us the wide variety they have – I’m super impressed with the menu because they have meters showing you how dry / sweet the wines / mojitos are! I found that a very nice touch for the people who are unaware or know little about mojitos/wines.

Our Mojitos - tbe alcoholic taste isn't really strong and it's quite light which is great cos I've been reduced to a light drinker and was also driving that night. Don't expect this to knock you out! Order wine instead if you're  in the mood for imbibing.

Our Mojitos – tbe alcoholic taste isn’t really strong and it’s quite light which is great cos I’ve been reduced to a light drinker and was also driving that night. Don’t expect this to knock you out! Order wine instead if you’re in the mood for imbibing.

Oyster Bar & Wharf actively lists their promotions on their facebook and website too so check them out for great deals like a free jug of Mojito!

{ Paparika & Cumin }

Chijmes #01-15/16 |  Tel: +65 6883 2294 | www.pnc.sg

“Indulge your sense of smell with herbs and spices planted all over Paprika & Cumin. Named after popular spices found in Mediterranean cuisine, this eco-friendly Bistro serves up a menu of healthy, mostly grilled foods with fresh greens and fruits, and also boasts over 238 wine labels displayed on wine racks.”

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Once again missed out the food at this place but it's so nicely decorated! One of the more photogenic spots really and I love the black, chic interior against the wooden tables inside. It's a really cozy place for chilling out and they serve a good variety of wines and drinks!

Once again missed out the food at this place but it’s so nicely decorated!

One of the more photogenic spots really and I love the black, chic interior against the wooden tables inside. It's a really cozy place for chilling out and they serve a good variety of wines and drinks! They have an outdoor area as well.

One of the more photogenic spots really and I love the black, chic interior against the wooden tables inside. It’s a really cozy place for chilling out and they serve a good variety of wines and drinks! They have an outdoor area as well.

They serve really pretty desserts... looking delish!

They serve really pretty desserts… looking delish!

Your favorite food blogger and Moi. : D

Your favorite food blogger and Moi. : D

{ Harry’s Bar }

Chijmes #01-14 |  Tel: +65 6337 0618 | www.harrys.com.sg

“The chic and casual bar and dining establishment offers a selection of quality brews, including their very own Harry’s Premium Lager; where the light and crisp pale ale bears a distinct floral hoppiness from its lightly toasted malt barley and fine hops. Harry’s dining menu also features a range of delectable treats with international offerings, carefully executed to suit every taste.”

And just right next door, was Harry's Bar!

And just right next door, was Harry’s Bar!

Harry's bar to me has always been a drinking hole and football watching kind of place - but in the afternoon, it has a laid back, chill vibe! They serve pizza, of course...

Harry’s bar to me has always been a drinking hole and football watching kind of place – but in the afternoon, it has a laid back, chill vibe! They serve pizza, of course…

But I never knew that they also have chicken Tikka!

But I never knew that they also have chicken Tikka!

Was whisked off to another place before I could even poke a fork into the food, but I managed to have a half pint of Kronenbourg Blanc hehehe

Was whisked off to another place before I could even poke a fork into the food, but I managed to have a half pint of Kronenbourg Blanc hehehe

... and also capture this scene of the foodies trying to take some #onthetable shots LOL

… and also capture this scene of the foodies trying to take some #onthetable shots LOL

{ Dimbulah }

Chijmes #01-17 |  Tel: +65 6336 4700 | www.dimbulahcoffee.com

“Savour a taste of boutique Arabica coffee from Dimbulah that’s naturally sweet, with chocolate and caramel flavor notes. Originating from North Queensland, the café’s fifth store at Chijmes offers a daytime café menu and a small plate menu for the evening, complemented by espresso cocktails and great Australian & NZ beer and wines.”

And the last food stop for the day was Dimbulah, which serves fine quality coffee from Australia along with other nosh like Tiramisu and pasta! They have both an air-conditioned indoor and open outdoor area which has good natural lighting all around for you to take pictures of food in the day!

And the last food stop for the day was Dimbulah, which serves fine quality coffee from Australia along with other nosh like Tiramisu and pasta! They have both an air-conditioned indoor and open outdoor area which has good natural lighting all around for you to take pictures of food in the day!

Didn't manage to grab a bite *again* but I was seriously stuffed at this point too! Wish I could have tried out their cakes.

Didn’t manage to grab a bite *again* but I was seriously stuffed at this point too! Wish I could have tried out their cakes.

Dimbulah marked the end of our food trail and it was back to Here & There for prize picking and a debrief!

Congrats, Leanne!  There was a competition running throughout the entire food trail and it was hard, but the 8days team and the bloggers picked out a few winners for the best reviews on the 8DAYSeat App, and the best #foodporn & #onthetable shots! Lucky winners got to walk away with $50 vouchers from the participating establishments and there were definitely some happy faces at the end of the satisfying food trail!

Congrats, Leanne!
There was a competition running throughout the entire food trail and it was hard, but the 8days team and the bloggers picked out a few winners for the best reviews on the 8DAYSeat App, and the best #foodporn & #onthetable shots! Lucky winners got to walk away with $50 vouchers from the participating establishments and there were definitely some happy faces at the end of the satisfying food trail!

Everyone on the food trail! It was really great fun, let's do this again soon... but this time round can I be just a participant? Hehe

Everyone on the food trail! Lavinia Tan from Gold 90.5FM was an engaging and great host too!

It was really fun, and I hope we’ll have an opportunity to do this again soon… but this time round can I be just a participant? Hehe. But really, do look out for more food trails coming your way on your copies of 8days / i-weekly! I view mine via the digital version, subscribed from Magzter and I honestly prefer doing it this way as opposed to the physical copies cos I always can’t bear to throw them away!

Sue Jean from 8DAYSeat & I.

Sue Jean from 8DAYSeat & I.

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The food trail has ended but I find myself considering the restaurants in Chijmes for my dinner sessions these days! There are just SO many choices there and all the restaurants are so nicely decorated! I was thinking of bringing my parents to Lei Garden Restaurant, or even On-Yasai. My dad loves Japanese food but my mom prefers Chinese and doesn’t take raw fish, so actually Shirokiya isn’t a bad choices too… Ahhh deciding where to go is a difficult thing itself hehe. It’s a little more quiet on weekdays I believe so you can have your lunch/high tea in peace, and a little more crowded during weekends but the parking was still easy enough for me.

I was running around in the Daeshia striped shirt dress from Love, Bonito that day! I think Chijmes is especially beautiful at Sunset, against the lights at Prive restaurant… Thank you Ron for helping me take these pictures ; )

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OOTD / Coordinate:
Dress: Daeshia Striped Dress from Love, Bonito
Denim Bralet: Topshop
Shoes: Iloveflat, from Korea
Bag: Longchamp Le Pilage Cuir in Amethyst
Bracelet: Hermes Kelly Double Tour in Anemone
Earrings: Pearl earrings from JLHeartOnline.com 

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In search of good Japanese food: Otowa Yakitori & Katana-shi

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So in my quest for good Japanese food haunts, I’ve been asking everyone where I can find great Japanese food and I thought the perfect ones to ask would be my Japanese sponsors!

Rika-san from Peony Tokyo has been in Singapore for over 7 years, while my eyelash sponsors Nao-san and Tomoki-san have been in Singapore for around a year or two, and I thought it was perfect to ask because Rika-san would know the best places after being here for so long, and Tomoki-san would know the best food that resemble home’s.

Otowa Yakitori

Orchard Plaza #03-16, 150 Orchard Road
Tel: 67335989  (call for reservations / to check if they’re full)
Opening Hours: 7pm – 11pm Mon – Sat (closed on Sundays)

Otowa Yakitori came HIGHLY recommended by Rika-san as “possibly the best Yakitori in Singapore” and that means we just HAVE to try it out. By some stroke of luck we managed to get a seat for 3 at around 9pm+ and we made a quick dash for it!

Be warned though, that service is quite curt – only the chef doing the bbq-ing is (evidently) Japanese and somehow it seems to lack a friendly, cozy Japanese feel. They could probably take a leaf or two from the super affable Teppei-san (who has also just opened Hana Hana, his Yakitori joint just next to his Omakase place) but most importantly, we’re here for the FOOD.

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Otowa is a tiny Yakitori joint which seats up to only 12 pax maximum and it is located in quite the dingy location of Orchard Plaza amidst pubs and karaoke lounges on the 3rd floor, which feels… even quieter and older than Cuppage Plaza. Word of advice: get someone to accompany you to the toilet if you’re female.

Japanese chef doing his thing, expertly turning the skewers when they are nicely crispy!

Japanese chef doing his thing, expertly turning the skewers when they are nicely crispy!

Smoked duck as an appetizer once you're seated. Comes after the hot towel service.

Smoked duck as an appetizer once you’re seated. Comes after the hot towel service.

Each person gets a plate with salt and lemon, and super  cute chopstick holders!

Each person gets a plate with salt and lemon, and super cute chopstick holders!

Yang and I ordered the Oolong Tea... and felt quite shortchanged by the $9 price tag! Order beer.

Yang and I ordered the Oolong Tea… and felt quite shortchanged by the $9 price tag! Order beer.

Let the 焼き鳥 begin!

Let the 焼き鳥 begin!

If you noticed, he grills items by type – some go on a grill instead of facing the charcoal directly. Ventilation in this place wasn’t too bad, but expect to smell a little.

First up, chicken with leek!

First up, chicken with leek! Yummy and tender and nicely grilled - you can choose between shio (salt) or tare (dipped in sauce).

First up, chicken with leek! Yummy and tender and nicely grilled – you can choose between shio (salt) or tare (dipped in sauce).

I had the shio, but I preferred the Tare!

I had the shio, but I preferred the Tare!

Chewy yet crispy chicken skin! Delectable. Tare wins again for this round!

Chewy yet crispy chicken skin! Delectable. Tare wins again for this round!

Chicken meatball! I like it because it's really flavorful but try to wait a while before eating it cos it's HOT!

Chicken meatball! I like it because it’s really flavorful but try to wait a while before eating it cos it’s HOT!

Grilled Eryngii (or Eringi) Mushrooms! I love Eringi mushrooms more than Shitake because it doesn't taste bitter.

Grilled Eryngii (or Eringi) Mushrooms! I love Eringi mushrooms more than Shitake because it doesn’t taste bitter.

Nankotsu, aka 软骨 - Urgh I cannot understand why Yang eats this part.

Nankotsu, aka 软骨 – Urgh I cannot understand why Yang eats this part.

Tebasaki! I was amused by the shape it came in, lol

Tebasaki! I was amused by the shape it came in, lol

Actually, I love that it's spread like that cos it makes it super easy to eat! Also, opt for the Tare. Super delicious and I almost wanted to order another one! Haiya opt for Tare everything lah.

Actually, I love that it’s spread like that cos it makes it super easy to eat! Also, opt for the Tare. Super delicious and I almost wanted to order another one! Haiya opt for Tare everything lah.

Beef was $28 but heck I sprung for it anyway. It was cooked just nicely, oh my... but I don't recommend that you eat it alone because I had to do that since my companions didn't want to take beef.

Beef was $28 but heck I sprung for it anyway. It was cooked just nicely, oh my… but I don’t recommend that you eat it alone because I had to do that since my companions didn’t want to take beef.

The last dish of the day was the BEST. This came just before the bill, and it was.... quail's egg, ramen-egg style! I mean, the yolk of the quail was actually soft and gooey inside! WTF. It was surprising and definitely sealed the deal into me coming back to this place next time I'm in the area.

The last dish of the day was the BEST. This came just before the bill, and it was…. quail’s egg, ramen-egg style! I mean, the yolk of the quail was actually soft and gooey inside! WTF. It was surprising and definitely sealed the deal into me coming back to this place next time I’m in the area.

At the end of the day, I won’t say it’s the best Yakitori in Singapore (I’ve yet to try all the Yakitori joints so it’s hard to make a verdict) plus I’m not a huge Yakitori person, but it’s a nice place for a little chat with 1-2 friends – it’s all counter seats so it can be a little hard to converse. Great food, but don’t expect bantering like you would at Teppei (maybe I’ve been spoilt by the talkative chefs at Teppei!).

It’s averagely priced, but expect approx $30 per person (depending on the number of sticks you eat of course!) since the drink already costs $9, yah?

 

Katana-shi

77 Boat Quay
Tel: 65330490
Opening Hours: 12pm – 1130pm Daily
Check their Facebook page for daily specials!

I usually avoid Boat Quay like death because it’s just SO HARD to find a parking lot there. And even when you do you better have some serious parallel parking skills and then pray that no drunkard pukes on your car, etc etc. Okay la that’s at night. But even in the afternoon it’s a terrible terrible place to park. Plus you have to walk so far if you don’t park near where you’re eating!

BUT.

This place is good enough to make me wanna come back. Even if I have to take public transport!

Katana-shi was recommended to me by Nao-san and Tomoki-san and they say that this place charges reasonably.

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Katana-shi occupies a little shop house along Boat Quay, near all the 杀人放火 tourist-trap places and Yang was surprised that the food was so good! And I was even more pleasantly surprised by the Japanese staff and Chef!

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This place serves a good variety of cocktails/mocktails/alcohol, but the menu is not exactly izakaya-expansive – however, all the dishes that we ordered came super, super good. They also serve you REALLY fast, which is a plus!

Did I mention? Super cute, hand drawn towelettes lol. Also I saw a figurine of Elizabeth (from Gintama anime) at the counter and I decided that this place deserves my money. LOL

Did I mention? Super cute, hand drawn towelettes lol. Also I saw a figurine of Elizabeth (from Gintama anime) at the counter and I decided that this place deserves my money. LOL

Yang's gingerale something arrived in a stylish barrel cup! And I went for the safe tea option, which was better to wash down my food with.

Yang’s gingerale something arrived in a stylish barrel cup! And I went for the safe tea option, which was better to wash down my food with.

 

Okay, what's this...!?

Okay, what’s this…!? Edamame Jan Ken Pon?!

So, you get to play a game of Scissors, Paper Stone (Jan Ken Pon) with the staff, and if you win, you can grab the edamame with 5 fingers (as much as you can basically) for just $5.50! If you lose... 3 fingers like... I can't think of any characters with 3 fingers but maybe an alien.

So, you get to play a game of Scissors, Paper Stone (Jan Ken Pon) with the staff, and if you win, you can grab the edamame with 5 fingers (as much as you can basically) for just $5.50! If you lose… 3 fingers like… I can’t think of any characters with 3 fingers but maybe an alien.

Fried Sweet Potato with Honey and Mayo dip! SUPER NICE. Although I wasn't too used to eating sweet potato so crispy...

Fried Sweet Potato with Honey and Mayo dip! SUPER NICE. Although I wasn’t too used to eating sweet potato so crispy…

Chicken KFC-style. Basically fried chicken la! This portion was super tiny (you order by number of pieces) at $1.50 each I believe? It was not bad but Sooooo tiny.

Chicken KFC-style. Basically fried chicken la! This portion was super tiny (you order by number of pieces) at $1.50 each I believe? It was not bad but Sooooo tiny.

Tebasaki aka Chicken Wings! You also order this by the number of pieces and I really liked this one too! Never mind that it was a little small... I can see this going super well with beer!

Tebasaki aka Chicken Wings! You also order this by the number of pieces and I really liked this one too! Never mind that it was a little small… I can see this going super well with beer!

Yaki Udon! The noodles were cooked to the perfect texture and I would have devoured the whole bowl if I wasn't on a carbo-diet.

Yaki Udon! The noodles were cooked to the perfect texture and I would have devoured the whole bowl if I wasn’t on a carbo-diet.

Now this one is interesting! It's deep fried Renkon with shrimp paste wedged inbetween. My god it's the most delicious thing IN THIS PLACE! (Well I could be biased since I love Renkon).

Now this one is interesting! It’s deep fried Renkon with shrimp paste wedged inbetween. My god it’s the most delicious thing IN THIS PLACE! (Well I could be biased since I love Renkon).

I had no expectations for this dish cos the menu was without pictures but I ended up loving this so much I very nearly wanted to order it a second time!  Can you see the ebi paste wedged inbetween? It's just minced shrimp, lah. But Oh my god so good. so so good. And even better when dipped in the accompanying green tea powder!

I had no expectations for this dish cos the menu was without pictures but I ended up loving this so much I very nearly wanted to order it a second time!
Can you see the ebi paste wedged inbetween? It’s just minced shrimp, lah. But Oh my god so good. so so good. And even better when dipped in the accompanying green tea powder!

Pork belly with some sort of special cheese on it! This one was really good too but it gets gelat after a while, even for 2 persons. Maybe cos by then we were too bloody full to finish anything else!

Pork belly with some sort of special cheese on it! This one was really good too but it gets gelat after a while, even for 2 persons. Maybe cos by then we were too bloody full to finish anything else!

Caramelized sweet potato with Ice Cream. *dies instantly*

Caramelized sweet potato with Ice Cream. *dies instantly*

This dish, I love! Makes me wish I didn't order the first sweet potato dish cos it goes so well with the ice cream *_* SLURP.

This dish, I love! Makes me wish I didn’t order the first sweet potato dish cos it goes so well with the ice cream *_* SLURP.

Katanashi has ample seating (more than Otowa for sure) but it can be quite crowded so do make a reservation before going down! And remember that part of the street beside Boat Quay gets cordoned off for the safety of drunkards on weekends. : x So don’t drive there on Friday cos you’re gonna have to walk quite a distance.

They also have seating outside, beside the river and I find that spot fantastic actually, if you can do without air conditioning.

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I’ll be sure to ask to be seated outside next time! There will DEFINITELY be a next time cos imma bring my friends here! ; D Even the husband likes this place, which is rare! The chances of him liking a place I recommend is like 1-100, man. -_-‘ What a picky eater.

Oh yes this place offers special set lunches too! I’m looking forward to trying it out when my husband gets a chance to run out a bit further. ; p

 

 

Okay, till the next Japanese food review! Upcoming on this blog will about the beef dons offered at both Yoyogi & Fat Cow, and Teppei’s latest yakitori joint, Hana Hana!

P.S. I’m not the best food reviewer I know because of my limited vocab for describing food but you all must try okay when I recommend a place! ; p

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