Yakiniku-GO Plus – Premium Wagyu at Competitive Prices
A piece of grilled Wagyu on a nugget of steamy Japanese rice is one of those things I really enjoy. So, the recent appearance of casual Yakiniku restaurants like Yakiniku Go is a most welcomed addition to the ever-growing local Japanese food scene.
Yen Social Yakiniku: Top Notch Yakiniku Experience
If you are a yakiniku lover, you would no doubt have heard of the Yen Yakiniku. It’s recognized as one of the best places in Singapore for a top-notch Yakiniku experience and was awarded a Michelin plate in 2019. You basically sit at the counter and slivers of top-grade Japanese Wagyu are grilled to perfection for […]
&JOY Dining Hall: Hidden Gem Japanese Dining at Great World
Tucked in a remote corner of the newly renovated basement of Great World is a hidden gem which you might easily miss when you are hunting for something to eat. It is located where the old food court used to be, but is now a smaller, cosier space which has been turned into a Japanese Dining Hall.
Botan Japanese Restaurant: Chef Thomas’ Special Signature Set!
Fans of veteran Chef Thomas Kok will know that our gallivanting chef has moved five times since I first wrote about him at Hokkaido sushi in 2011. And, I am not even his oldest fan, I’ve even met customers who have been following him since his Nanten days in the 80′s! Having been in the […]
Unagi has been very popular in the last few years ever since Man Man introduced their hitsumabushi at Keong Siak Road. With queues resembling the eels themselves, other live unagi restaurants like Uya and Unagiya Ichinoshi quickly emerged to cash in on the action. As this segment of the food scene matures, new players need to find other compelling reasons to lure unagi lovers into their eateries. For Singaporeans one surefire way to get our attention is price.
Once in a while, you come across a restaurant that can be described as eccentric, and even slightly self serving. It's the type of restaurant that owes its existence to an owner who decides to open his own place because he can't find the food he wants to eat anywhere else!
The space vacated by Hashida sushi now occupied by Sushi Ayumu. It is still under the same ownership but its direction has shifted from Hashida’s progrssive style back to its Edomae roots where the emphasis is on teasing out the natural flavour of the produce rather than on creativity of the chef.
Hidden within an industrial estate in Pasir Panjang is this unassuming little restaurant that makes a very unique shabu shabu broth accentuated with yuzu. I didn’t think much about it when the owners emailed me early last year, but it caught my attention again when I visited to present them with the SPH Food Masters […]
I first met Chef Thomas Kok in 2011 when he was the head chef at Hokkaido Sushi which was named "Best Japanese Restaurant" under his watch. At that time, I was starting to write my "Sushi Files" and it was with his help that I managed to document the different seafood used in sushi!
I first met Aston when he opened “Astons Specialties” along East Coast Road back in Aug 2006. At the time, he had just taken the bold step of moving from his western food stall in the corner coffeeshop into his own shop space. I would never have imagined that Astons Specialties would grow to become […]
I don't know about you, but I find it more comfortable being served by a local sushi chef because of the language barrier I experience with Japanese chefs. When you are sitting at a sushi bar, being able to hold a conversation with the sushi chef is part and parcel of the whole sushi experience.
Unagiya Ichinoji: Miyagawa Honten’s First Unagi Restaurant in Singapore
If you recall, in my previous story of Singapore's love affair with the unagi, I talked about the impending shortage of unagi next year as fishermen reported a 80% decline in the catch rate for baby eels this season. The owners of Uya were just lamenting about the bad timing of the opening of their restaurant earlier this year. The last thing you would expect is for yet another new unagi restaurant to open in Singapore, right?