Posts Tagged ‘Japanese’

Beppu Dining Restaurant’s Spicy Chicken Ramen.

January 5, 2011

Happy new year to my dear readers. 🙂 May 2011 bring to you loads of laughter, joy and good conversations over delicious food.

Here’s my first food review of the year – Beppu Dining Restaurant’s Spicy Chicken Ramen (aka Japanese noodles).

Food rating: 3.5 over 5 stars.
Service: 4 over 5 stars.

I usually order it this way:

  • 2 Chilies (You can choose up to 8 Chilies? Hello? That’s crazy; but you can choose to order just the 8 Chillies soup for S$2)
  • Fried chicken to be served at the side (So that it doesn’t turn soggy, otherwise they serve it on top of the ramen soup)

I wouldn’t consider this ‘authentic’ Japanese ramen (bouncy noodles in soup, served with chicken/pork soup that’s boiled for hours), but I would say it’s a pretty good lunch-fix for ~S$12-15 per person (drinks included).

Have a go if you’re around the area:

20 Cross Street #01-19 China Court, China Square Central Singapore
Tel: +65 6438 0328

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 11.30am – 3.00pm; 6pm – 10pm
Weekends: 12noon – 10pm

P.S: I’ve not tried their Japanese Shabu Shabu, anyone has and is it yummy?

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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
#05-70
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.

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.