Tai Carpaccio – Thinly sliced snapper with shio konbu and truffle sauce $26 I love watching Iron Chef. In fact the reason I started subscribing to Asian Food Channel was so that I could watch Iron Chef. For those of you who don’t already know, Iron Chef was one of those Japanese variety shows that […]
Fukuichi Japanese Restaurant: To Freeze or not to Freeze?
Sake Sushi (Salmon) There are basically two types of Sushi Restaurants. Those that you have to plan for months to go and those that you just drop in whenever you want. Sushi is not cheap because it takes a lot of effort to ensure that the fish is “Sashimi Grade”. So what exactly is “Sashimi […]
Chirashi Sushi $150 My wife would be pleasantly surprised, and my mom who look to heaven with thanksgiving if they found out that I actually ate a bowl of rice with raw seafood on top! You see, I grew up with seafood-phobia and it was not until I met my wife (girlfriend then) that her […]
Zento: Create a Sushi Roll Contest happening at our Facebook Page!
I have been busy thinking of all sorts of fun things to do over at our Facebook fanpage and here is my latest idea. As a blogger I sometimes get to do fun things like designing a new item for restaurants, like the ieat Superburger for example, which is now a standard item in Astons […]
Engawa – Halibut Belly – $12 I use the word supplemental because it reminds me of how Captain Kirk used to say in Star Trek when he was recording his Captain’s log. It just means that this is a quick post to add on to the other sushi posts. When it comes to Sushi, the […]
Nogawa Restaurant: ieat learns to eat Sushi Part 3
Hamachi – Japanese Amberjack As I continue on my journey to Sushi Enlightenment, I realise that the reason I enjoy eating Sushi on the counter is because, aside from being able to learn from the itamae (Sushi Chef), the rice is molded just before you eat the Sushi. Now, we all are very familiar with […]
Hirame Following my Sushi Enlightenment with Chef Nogawa, I have now set out on a mission to post a photo catalog of the various Sushi that are available. In these posts, I shall not be using my usual numeric grading system because it really is about whether I like a certain type of sushi and […]
Learning how to eat Sushi with Sushi Master Chef Nogawa
With my new found fascination for sushi and sashimi, I was determined to learn at least the fundamentals of sushi etiquette. One of the things that I commonly see people do in Singapore is to mix the wasabi with the soy sauce and dip the whole sushi in it. This is really not the right […]
Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant: I am now truly a Sashimi Convert!
On Commercial Shoot with PowerAunty and gangAppetizer: Sardine sheet, pitan tofu, river shrimp, semi-grilled tuna belly, yam $12.50 It’s not everyday that you get to eat a $200 per head meal. The last time I did it was in Tokyo, but that was when I fulfilled a life’s dream of eating Matsuzaka beef. For guys […]
Zento Contemporary Japanese Restaurant: Want to take on Iron Chef Morimoto?
<br />Wagyu Beef and Shrimp Tempura roll with melted Gruyre and garlic sauce $30 If you are a fan of the Iron Chef series, then the mention of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto might conjure up images of fantastic Japanese creations which his critics would say is not Japanese at all. This is the paradox. Chef […]
Changi Fishery: Sashimi doesn’t get fresher than this!
There is something very romantic about Kelongs. I guess if you were a child growing up in the 70′s, you will still remember seeing the Kelongs offshore especially when you travel to Changi beach for that family day out at the beach. Nowadays, the traditional Kelongs built on stilts have all but disappeared, so my […]
Tokyo Eats Part 4: Sushi Daiwa: Sashimi at Tsukiji Market
Set Menu 3500 yen I have never been a big fan of Sushi. In fact, I have never been a big fan of fish either when I was younger. Now, that’s a big confession coming from a Teochew Ah Hia ‘cos, as you well know, we Teochews (are supposed to) love steamed fish. We love […]