I really liked this place because they have authentic japanese soba with imported buckwheat flour. Everything is fresh and very tasty. The Japanese chef was even nice and told me how they make their dishes. A must-try and i would strongly recommend this place. Having been to japan, this is almost the same. Also they have 1 for 1 sake and Japanese beer to top it off.
Texture of the noodles is very smooth, if not for the signs advertising that the noodles are 100% buckwheat, I would never have known. The cold soba is very refreshing and feels very light, perfect for the work lunch. My order was rather generous though, which came with a bowl of salmon teriyaki rice.
For the health conscious, there is even a chart that sets out the calorie count. Interesting and novel menu suitable for vegatarians and some options for vegans as well. Planning to try the Soy Milk Curry Soba next, with the 1-for-1 sake at dinner!
This is it! I was looking for real Soba in Shingapore. I tried it and, yes, finally, this is what I had back in Japan. And surprisingly price is very reasonable. I'll come back here regularly for sure!
It was time for catching up lunch with *April again, and we decided on Healthy Soba IKI - partially because there was no queue during lunch hour at Raffles Place! It is a casual dining concept, and specialises in healthy soba noodles made from buckwheat - a very nutritious and healthy grain. Every bowl is affordable, starting from SGD$9.00 to SGD$12.00.
Both of us started with a Salmon Salad (SGD$3.50) each, a rather tasty and simple salad tossed with some lettuce, tomatoes and salmon sashimi slices, dressed with a refreshing lemony sauce that made this dish very appetising.
For mains, *April chose the Teriyaki Chicken Bowl (SGD$10.00) - pieces of succulent chicken sitting on Japanese rice. *April commented that it was quite tasty, and the portion was just nice.
I had the Avocado & Pepper Duck Bowl (SGD$10.00), which was packed strongly with flavours. The buttery avocado was paired beautifully with the piquantly-umami smoked (pepper) duck. I tasted no pepper in the cubes of pepper duck, and while the meat was not too tough, it tasted exactly like smoked duck. The overall toss of duck cubes, avocado and tomato made the rice bowl pleasantly flavourful.
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very good soba- 100% buckwheat, cooked perfectly al dente. will be back.