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 […]
Tendon is one of those things that I love to eat. It ranks up there with Hokkien mee, pizzas and hamburgers as one dish wonders whose craving can be satisfied without having to spend too much! When it comes to tendon, my gold standard has always been Tenfusa in Tsukiji market (now in Toyosu). I […]
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!
If you want to start cooking Japanese food at home, all you need is five basic ingredients, shoyu, mirin, sake, miso and dashi. These five form the basic building blocks for Japanese flavour. With it, you can make miso soup, sukiyaki, shabu shabu, tempura, udon, teriyaki, yakitori, oyakodon and many other popular dishes. So, if […]
Tokyo is a wonderful place to find great eats. But even so, you still need to do a bit of homework to separate the good from the “really worth the plane ticket” places. I was on a 3 day stopover in Tokyo with the family recently and I just had to make sure that every […]
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 […]
Chako Japanese Restaurant: Want to taste real Japanese food?
This stall is closedOden set meal $19 Japanese cuisine has really taken off in Singapore in a very big way and that means that you can find Japanese food almost everywhere nowadays. That is the good thing. The bad thing is that a lot of the Japanese food that we eat really comes out of […]
Tendon 1600 yen Many kakis have requested to the pics of what I ate in my recent trip to Tokyo, so I have decided to post some of the highlights over the next few weeks. The reason that I have been resistant in posting my Tokyo pictures was because I thought that it might be […]
Tetsu is one of the latest Japanese Restaurants in Singapore that is differentiating itself by offering Kushi-style Tempura and Tonkatsu that is prepared “Live” in front of diners. I wonder if the name “Tetsu” is sort of a combination of TEmpura and TonkatSU? Seems quite likely to me. Personally, I enjoy watching the food preparation […]
Black Pig Tonkatsu (Top Grade): $25.80 with Soup, Rice and Salad I think I have really fallen in love with a little black pig. I don’t know why, but it seems to me that creatures which are black tend to command a premium price for their meat. Consider Black Chicken, Japanese Black Hair beef, Black […]
I think I have just found a Japanese Restaurant that has the right balance of quality and price for the family!! It’s been a while since I visited Sushi Tei, but my friend AC Towkay insisted that our family will like this Sushi Tei outlet over at Raffles City, so since people recommend, might as […]