I first met Kenjiro "Hatch" Hashida back in 2013 when he had just opened Hashida Sushi at level two of the Mandarin Gallery. I was at once smitten by his vintage anago tsume (sauce) which has an unbroken lineage of over 135 years!
It is great to see the Japanese food scene in Singapore progressing towards more authentic and regional foods. No longer is Japanese food just about having all the familiar sushi, sashimi, tempura, tonkatsu under one roof, the Japanese restaurants here are moving towards more specialization, offering an increasingly authentic Japanese culinary experience.
Kanda Wadatsumi: Sea Squirts, Bering Sea Cockles and Coho Salmon
Sea Squirt, Ascidian, Sea Pineapple Halocynthia roretzi Japanese: Hoya This post is for the hardcore gastrogeeks. What is a gastrogeek, I hear you ask? Well, over the years I have been trying to find a term to describe myself as a person who loves to eat, shoot and post stories about food. The press usually refer […]
Teru Sushi: Pushing the Boundaries of Japanese Food
This is a good place to find quality, localised Japanese food at reasonable prices and one of the few places that is opened till the wee hours of the morning. Chef Steve is one of the few upcoming Japanese chefs whom I feel has a good sense of taste and creativity and who dares to experiment.
Jin Fine Dining: The ieatishootipost $80 Eight course menu!
Updated on 6 May 2016 Fans of Chef Thomas Kok would be pleased to know that one of Singapore’s pioneers of Japanese food has just opened his newest restaurant at the Amoy Hotel at Far East Square! I have known Chef Thomas since his days at Hokkaido Sushi and he has been instrumental in my […]
Let's face it, eating Sushi in Singapore is expensive. Ok, maybe I should qualify that. Eating GOOD sushi in Singapore is expensive. But both "Value" and "Quality" are subjective terms. What I find "good" might not be good enough for some and what I consider "cheap" might still not be cheap enough for others. So, when I say that I found a good Sushi Omakase place which is value for money, I have to spend the next few hundred words to properly define what I consider good and cheap so that you know what to expect.
I will come straight to the point on this one. I had a great dining experience at Ki Sho because of three things. 1. Chef Hiro is very likeable, speaks good English and has that rare ability to put everyone at ease during the dinner service. 2. The food here is excellent and all the […]
This restaurant is closed When I started blogging in 2006, a $200 meal (per pax) was considered expensive. Then Marina Bay Sands opened and suddenly the price of an “expensive” meal went up from $200 to $500, making your date think that you are a bit of a kiam kana (lit salty preserved olive – […]
There are two things that intimidate me about Japanese restaurants. One is the price and the other is the chef. That is not a problem with mid ranged Japanese restaurants where I bring my kids to, but, when I really want to eat Japanese, I like to sit at the bar to interact with the […]
Santaro Japanese Restaurant: Once Upon a Time in Singapore…
Sanma Shioyaki (Salt Grilled Pacific Saury) $40 It might be hard to imagine a Shopping Centre nowadays without a Japanese restaurant, but once upon a time in Singapore, Japanese food was a delicacy reserved for the few. Then again, it would be hard to imagine a Shopping Centre without KFC or MacDonald’s as well. But […]
Tatsuya: Sushi that’s Simply Sublime: Safety of Food from Japan Part II
Appetizer Course: Sea Bream Roe shown Ask any serious Sushi enthusiast where you can find the most exquisite Sushi in Singapore and invariably, the name Tatsuya will prop up. It took me too long to visit Tatsuya, and when I eventually did, it had to happen during a time when the Japanese restaurants are experiencing […]