Posts Tagged ‘Japanese food’

Wasabi Tei – A Hidden Treasure In Singapore.

December 16, 2008

Yes…this place has a grumpy chef, a 20% additional charge if you order more than once and a counter seating enough to fit a mere 16 persons at one go-but in my opinion, it has the best Japanese food in Singapore. 

Food rating: 5 over 5 stars.
Service: 1.5 over 5 stars. 

Moses educated me on how the place works and did everything right by ordering all our food the first time and I made sure I did nothing to aggravate the chef (I took photos discreetly haha). We watched in wonder as the chef’s wife explained to unsuspecting customers that second orders will cost them 20% more and the chef telling a customer that no waiting is allowed in the vicinity. 

Wasabi Tei is a nice quaint place hidden on the fifth level at Far East Plaza. Take the lift nearest at Subway (ground floor) and turn left upon exiting the lift. Here’s the chef’s wife washing up while her husband busied himself in the kitchen.

The starters-free of charge. I can only make out that it has delicious pork bits and dried shrimp with some tea-leaf like vegetable. This made us so hungry for our main course.

The absolute best and thickest salmon sashimi-S$9. This was sliced on the spot and served to us, honestly it was the best I’ve ever tasted in the 25 years I’ve lived on planet earth.

My other favourite, swordfish sashimi-S$12. Just the right amount of juice and fleshy-taste to it, simply perfect. How do you beat that thickness?

Moses’ main course, a large pot of soup with cabbage and swordfish-S$18. The codfish was so tender, the soup was so sweet, the vegetables added an amazing texture and flavour to the entire dish. I was blown away. A large portion that is definitely worth its price tag. 

My garlic beef rice-S$13. Delicious and fragrant.

Watermelon-free of charge, very sweet and juicy but I could not stomach it all after the main course.

Moses and I are already planning to go again soon. This was such an experience for me!

Wasabi Tei Japanese Cuisine
14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza
Tel: 62388216
Open: Weekdays and Saturdays
(12pm to 3pm & 6pm to 9pm)
Expect to queue between 15 minutes to an hour to get a seat

Us in heaven super duper satisfied.


A Lovely Japanese Treat From Bruce.

November 20, 2008

A while back, my dear friend Bruce and I caught up over a Japanese dinner at Shokudo Japanese Food Bazaar, Raffles City. I had my favourite Sashimi and Cold-Soba. I’ll rate it an overall 4 over 5 stars

Cold-Soba, great for a meal on a hot day.

Fish at its best state, raw.

Thanks for the treat Bruce! 🙂


August 20, 2008

Smashing good deep-fried bento style Japanese food. Free flow of miso soup and fresh cabbage. What more can a hungry girl ask for? 

I thoroughly enjoyed my fried pork loins and tempura.

It came with so many sauces till I was spoiled for choice. There was their special sweet sauce mixed with grounded sesame. There was soya sauce. There was tar tar sauce. And of course there was their extremely hot mustard sauce – I really think it was mostly wasabi. 

My friend Hilda just looked at me with amazement as I was intrigued with me having to grind my own sesame before my meal arrives. 

Cheap Japanese Food At Ang Mo Kio Central.

April 17, 2008

Sumo House is a air-conditioned Japanese eatery at Ang Mo Kio Central. Its cheapest dish, the Katsu-Don costs a mere S$3.05 after tax. Lishan and I went there for dinner yesterday and we both had the TempuraUdon and shared some fried scallops. It had cost us each a little over S$6 each and we were provided with a free flow of hot green tea.

The fried scallops drizzled with mayonnaise.
Rated 2.8 over 5 stars.

My bowl of Tempura-Udon.
Rated 2 over 5 stars. The tempura was soaked in the soup and it became soggy in about 3 minutes. It came with only 2 prawns.

Here’s me slurping up my udon. I’m so diggin’ my new haircut, I missed my bangs so here I am with bangs again!

I only recommend you to eat at Sumo House if you’re starving, feeling hot and unwilling to spend much on your meal.

Sakae Sushi @ Wheelock.

March 22, 2008

I visited this branch of Sakae Sushi last night with my boyfriend for the first time. It wasn’t unusual to see a long queue outside and since we had some time to kill before our movie, we joined the queue.

This outlet was unique from others due to its spaciousness and plush chairs. It really had a “tucked away” ambiance. I rate my entire experience a 1.5 over 5 stars.

Why did I rate them so low?
– The food decoration was inconsistent
– The food did not look fresh
– The red premium plates claimed a drop in price to S$4.90 but the portions had also reduced
– I love Japanese food so perhaps I am harder to please

Sakae Sushi had other not so pleasant comments at Hungry Go Where too.