This is my second visit to this restaurant. I was previously surprised by the wide offering, so I came back again.
Since my last visit, the menu has been revamped. There are new additions to the menu and I ordered a few items from their new menu to try:
- Houbou Sashimi: $39.80. This was Bluefin Sea Robin Sashimi that’s been imported directly from Japan. After we had finished the sashimi, the staff made soup with the fish bones. The soup was clear soup and has a slightly sweet taste. Its nice.
- Houbou Shioyaki: $48.80. Char-grilled sea robin with sea salt. The same fish as mentioned earlier but its now grilled with salt. The fish is nice and tender. I like the crispy parts of the fish skin/ fins. Those parts were a tad salty due to the salt.
- Black Dragon Maki: $17.80. Deep fried prawn sushi roll topped with sliced unagi, a dollop of mayonnaise and ebi roe. I love the unagi and the mayonnaise. Its nice, and I will order it again.
- Volcano Maki: $15.80. Deep fried maki with crab meat, salmon and unagi. This was interesting. A rolled maki that’s been cut to pieces and then coated with batter and deep fried. The batter is light, similar to tempura batter and it gave a nice unique texture to the maki. Its drizzled with sweet black sauce and mayonnaise and topped with ebi roe.
- Subuta: $11.80. Japanese style Sweet & Sour Pork. This is is very similar to the Chinese ‘Ko Lo Yoke’. The pork pieces are coated with flour and deep fried before it’s stir-fried with mixed vegetables – egg plane, capsicum, carrots and mushrooms. It’s nice. Portion is good for sharing.
- Buta Shioyaki: Char-grilled pork belly in sweet sauce and topped with fried minced garlic. Sliced pork belly nicely laid out on a serving plate. Its good. Personally, I would have preferred the pork belly to be more thinly sliced, which will make each bite perfect!
- Saba Misoni: $8.80. Braised Japanese mackerel in miso sauce. I am not usually a fan of saba fish, as most of the time its grilled and too dry for my liking. However, I loved this very much, as its steamed and then served atop Chinese spinach vegetables with a nice miso dressing. Its good. Must-order!
The new menu items are good and I like the food in the new menu.
Overall, a good meal and I will be back again with my family.
Last week, my colleagues and I were looking for a place to dine, and we decided on this restaurant at Vivo City.
I had all along thought it’s a solely Kushiyaki restaurant that serves grilled items.
I was surprised at their menu, which was extensive and includes food such as sushi and sashimi. Just for the Yakitori section, the menu had close to 50 items, divided into Pork, beef, chickens and vegetable sections.
We ordered from across the menu and the standouts were:
- Cold Somen: $14.20. Chilled thin noodles with dipping sauce. There are different toppings such as seaweed, sesame, shiso leaf that you can put into the dipping sauce to enjoy different taste for your somen. Came with prawns, shitake mushroom and a soft boiled egg. Nice!
- Tori Karrage: $8.60. Deep fried chicken. Chicken pieces are big and generous.
- Pumpkin Croquette:$8.60. Crispy pumpkin croquettes. Loved this. It was unique and taste good. A goma (sesame sauce) was served with it. Complemented the croquette.
- Lobster Maki: $16.20. Rock lobster topped sushi roll. This is also good. The lobster is chopped up with mayonnaise and topped on the maki. Order it.
- Aburi Salmon Maki: $15. Salmon was wrapped around the maki and flame broiled. Try it!
- Tsukune: $2.40. Grilled chicken meatballs. The balls were about ping pong sized with a good soy dressing.
- Negima: $2.40 Chicken and leek with soy sauce. This was not bad.
- Nikuzume Shitake: $2.80. Mushroom stuffed with minced chicken. I like mushrooms, so I enjoyed this.
- Tori Sasami Mentai: $2.80. Grilled pieces of chicken breast with spicy codfish roe over it. I like this.
- Gyu Enoki Maki: $4. Golden mushrooms wrapped with sliced beef. Beef is good.
- Miso Yaki Onigiri: Grilled Japanese rice ball with miso. I like this, as the rice ball has some burnt parts that give it a nice flavour.
- Mentai Yaki Onigiri: Grilled rice ball with spicy codfish roe. A different flavour from the earlier riceball. Also good.
- Tea Jelly with milk: The tea jelly has a mild tea flavour. Would have preferred the jelly to have a stronger flavour. It came with a side of milk that you can pour over the jelly.
- Sesame dessert cake with sesame ice cream: This was good. We finished this in a blink of an eye. The dessert cake is like deconstructed pudding and taste good.
They have interesting drinks menu that include mocktails made with Calpis (a refreshing drink) and Yakult.
They have a good variety of food here that will cater to different taste buds.Go try it!