Japanese food used to be so exclusive. This was certainly the case when Shima opened its doors in 1980. At that time, it was the only Japanese restaurant in town, which is quite hard to believe, seeing today's vibrant Japanese food scene. But there was a time when the average Singaporean would balk at eating a slice of raw fish, not to mention paying a premium for food that doesn't even require any cooking! Those were the days when "chashoba" (green tea soba) could be mistaken for "cha siu bak" (roast pork)!
Ozaki Wagyu is bred in a small farm and the beef is sold direct to restaurants. As such, Ozaki-san is not constrained to use a standardized feeding regime. Instead, he has his own special formula for maximizing beef flavour which includes seaweed and charcoal which he has developed through years of experimentation!
This restaurant is closed Situated along Joo Chiat Road, you might just mistake this small little Japanese restaurant as a massage parlor if you didn’t know any better. Maeda has been around for almost two years and occupies the shophouse where Aston Prime used to be. So it is a location I am most familiar […]
World Gourmet Summit Guest Chef: Shinichiro Takagi at Inagiku
Shiro-Miso soup with prawn and tofu served in a special 70 year old lacquer bowl specially shipped from Japan for this occasion It’s the 15th Anniversary of the World Gourmet Summit and every year it just seems to get better and better. This year’s Summit brings in a bumper crop of top chefs from all […]
This restaurant is closed This post is dedicated to the people of Japan. Let us continue to help them rebuild their economy by continuing to enjoy Japanese food. Currently restaurant sales have dipped by 40% across the board and this is affecting the Japanese producers. I have spoken with the seafood suppliers and restauranteurs and […]
Appetizer: Bracken, Mozuko Seaweed in Vinegar sauce, Wheat gluten, Wagyu Beef rolled in fresh beancurd skin, simmered octopus, pickled cucumber Korean style Kaiseki is a bit like Bak Kut Teh (Pork Bone Tea) and Dim Sum, aka Yum Cha (Drink Tea) in Hong Kong. They all started off as an excuse to drink tea but […]