Ah after the disappointing chirashi the last time, I headed down to Sumiya for a much better one.
The thing about Sumiya is that one has to come only during lunch if not its really not worth it, see how generous the lunch set is! salad + side dish + chawamushi + miso soup + mochi!
Nothing much to say, just good ol’ fat chunks of salmon sashimi on rice. Sometimes thats about all you need.
Just a chirashi don from the Japanese restaurant near my workplace.
It was unfortunately disappointing, too little, too thin and not as fresh as I hoped it would be .
If i knew this was going to be one of the last few chirashi i would eat in this year, I would definitely have gone for something better – insert sad emoji-
The Barachirashi dinner set here is for big eaters. Dinner started with two starters, salad and some mackerel. The fish had too many little bones though it was tasty.
The meal proper which came with a standard size chirashi, tempura and a large bowl of soba. What.
The barachirashi (another one for my #chirashisearch) had way too many pickles and cucumbers, the pickles in particular overpowered the taste of fish. Lucky I like pickles, not so great for my friends who ended up picking through the whole bowl. The soba on the other hand was pretty good.
Our very large meal lol
Wouldnt mind coming back to try the rest of the items here
Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Rd, #03-10, Singapore 238872
Tel: 6235 3785
Yay birthday lunch! I try to eat Japanese every birthday because its my absolute favorite cuisine and I have a reason to indulge in more luxurious items
Take for example the signature appetizer at Syun – the super indulgent wagyu with sea urchin topped with cavier. One expensive mouthful (and on a gold plated spoon no less) but hey if you cant do this on your birthday then when can you?
With these ingredients, this appetizer cant go wrong but then again, it did taste just like the 3 ingredients separately; not sure if there was a thought process behind this dish other than “lets just throw together the 3 most luxurious ingredient you can think of”
Close up of the beauty
Lunch sets at Syun were pretty worth it, given the ambience. Comes with side salad, tea and chopsticks on a gold plated leaf (chopstick stand). My chirashi don was one of the prettiest one I have eaten, with petals of edible flower sprinkling the dish. Lightly seasoned too, I like.
Another angle of the pretty box. As always my #chirashisearch adventure can be found on instagram.
E had the seafood box, another indulgent box filed with roe, sea urchin and butter poached seafood. The seafood was nicely cooked and tasted super rich (I wonder how much butter they used). Quite lovely though I prefer my Japanese cuisine to be on the lighter side.
We ended up at Smoke and Mirrors @ National Gallery for a birthday drink and a view of Singapore + Marina bay. Following the art theme of the Museum, my cocktail featured “paint streaks”. Pretty cool.
Festive Walk, Resorts World Sentosa
Tel: 6577 6688
Wow this place was pretty hard to find, located in a tiny alley way in Amoy St, make sure to keep an eye for the hanging sign of a squirrel. The restaurant itself was tiny but cosy, I would advice getting a reservation to be ensured of a seat.
I ended off 2015 with another chirashi ticked off my #chirashisearch list. The bara chirashi set came with a side salad, fruits and fried chicken. The fish itself was well mixed on a nice bed of warm rice.
Close up – a pretty nice bowl I must add.
Wouldnt mind coming back again for dinner and drinks.
The Flying Squirrel
92 Amoy St
Tel: 6226 2203
Continuing on my #chirashisearch, Manzoku is basically the same restaurant as Chikuwa Tei – well they are sister restaurants but I thought there would at least be some differences in the menu.
Anyway, when in Chikuwa-Tei, I mean Manzoku, eat chirashi. Thick slices of sashimi on a bed of warm rice. Extremely generous portions so much so that I had trouble finishing this and I loveeee sashimi.
18 Purvis Street #01-01
Wow the chirashi here is awesome. This quickly propelled to the top of my list for chirashi and it being bara chirashi (which I am usually not a big fan of, as it is more often than not overly seasoned).
The fish here was perfectly seasoned and on a bed of nice warm rice and what sealed the deal for me was the sprinkling of these tempura bits on top which added a nice crunch and made this bowl extremely delicious.
Yes you can choose to add uni on your bowl which of course I did.
Close up = mix of salmon, tuna, swordfish, ikura and some jellyfish.
Only complain I have was the tight, cramped restaurant that does not allow one to chill and relax after a meal. But I guess thats the point for a restaurant in the heart of cbd.
I am always on a chirashi hunt and you can look at my finds on instagram #chirashisearch
Koji (米花) Sushi Bar
China Square Central
Nakin Row,3 Pickering Road