Must Tries: Hokkaido salmon hotpot, okonomiyaki and matcha tofu
An all-you-can-eat authentic Japanese buffet lunch at only $14.90++? No, you’re not mistaken. The Osaka based Chiso Zanmai buffet is now here in Singapore and going for that irresistible price!
Located at Clarke Quay Central, Chiso Zanmai, which is well known for its seafood offers a wide spread of more than 100 seasonal selections including sushi, sashimi, yakitori, okonomiyaki and desserts.
Chiso Zanmai's entrance
The buffet is categorised into four sections – sushi and sashimi, cold section, hot section, and desserts. Spoilt for choice? We help you to narrow down to some of their specialty items, namely the Hokkaido salmon hotpot, okonomiyaki and matcha tofu.
The salmon hotpot was brimming with ingredients such as salmon, oysters, mushrooms and carrots. A flame under the pot helped the miso-based soup stay piping hot.
Hokkaido salmon hotpot
The okonomiyaki pancake fried with seafood, pork or vegetables is prepared ala minute. We liked that the outer layer was not too thick so we could taste the filling, which was drizzled with a sweet sauce, with every bite.
However, we found the hot section, which had dishes like chicken karage, grilled skewers, fried skewer vegetables and chicken stew to be rather disappointing. Ironically, the dishes were all only lukewarm. The desserts seemed to have been left out in the open for too long, the mochi balls, for instance was dry and rubbery.
Japanese okonomiyaki pancake
While there were some hits and misses in the food quality, its wide variety and reasonable price makes Chiso Zanmai a place to get one’s fill on Japanese food.
Lunch is priced at $14.90++ on weekdays and $19.90++ on weekends and public holidays. Dinner is at $24.90++ and $29.90++ respectively.
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-17 The Central @ Clarke Quay
Tel: 6221 3177
Opening Hours: 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm (Mon - Sun)