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 – […]
US Wagyu Karubi Donburi set $33 I often get asked what my last meal would be. The first time I had to answer this question was when Teo Pau Lin interviewed me for the very first “Foodie Confidential” column in the Sunday Times way back in 2007. I couldn’t just give a simple answer, so […]
Is it just me or is there really such a disproportionate number of intimidating Sushi Chefs in the world? I am not sure if it is just the language barrier or the fact that they are holding a sharp knife just within stabbing range, but I often find myself having to put on my best […]
This restaurant is closed There is a wide range of places where one can get a Sushi fix nowadays. On one end of the spectrum are those places which sell the idea of Sushi. The idea of Sushi being a piece of raw fish which just passes NEA food safety regulations placed on a nugget […]
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 […]
Hokkaido Sushi: Dreaming of Gyu Don featuring Hokkaido Rice!
Ohmi Gyu Don with Sashimi Set $60++ If I had to pick something as my last meal, it would have to be a few slices of wonderfully marbled Wagyu over a bowl of steaming hot, pearly drops of Japanese rice. I just love the way the juices ooze out of the meat to mix with […]
I generally divide Japanese Restaurants in Singapore into 3 tiers. The first tier are the ones that I would love to eat at but can only go on special occasions because of the prohibitive prices. These restaurants use only the best Japanese produce and usually cater to well heeled clientele who are ushered into private […]
Tai (Sea Bream) Tai is considered one of the most exquisite of the Shiromi dane. Among the more than 200 species of Tai but there is only one which is considered special and that is the Madai. The Japanese use the prefix “Ma” 真 which means “true” to mean the proper fish to use for […]
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 […]
Fisherman’s Nagekomi Don $20 with salad, soup and dessert How you react to this blog post will show how much of a Singaporean you are. Singaporeans, as you are well aware, are attracted to good deals like a sotong (squid) to a fluorescent lamp. So when my friend Yukari Sakamoto, author of Food, Sake, Tokyo […]