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We took up a very friendly auntie staff’s suggestion and got the Tofu with Century Egg Sauce topped with Ebiko
. It was a great opener to the meal and on hindsight, we should have gotten individual portions and not go through the pains of having to share something so tasty. A similar one can be found at Fukuichi Japanese Dining
at TripleOne Somerset, which happens to be one of their signatures.
For first timers to the restaurant, it’s really easy to get lost on what to order so I would suggest going for the prix fixe sets which comprise of an assortment of 5 grilled items, and further supplementing the meal with additional orders. There are 3 different sets available, of which Set A and B are meant for 1 pax, while Set C is meant for 2 pax.
For Set A ($20++)
, you get a stick of Beef Short Ribs, Asparagus rolled with Pork, Chicken Meat Ball, Golden Mushroom rolled with Beef, and Pork Belly.
My favourites from the set are the Chicken Meat Balls
and the Beef Short Ribs
. I usually scoff at meat balls but the ones here are clearly legit, hands down best chicken balls I have had the pleasure of eating.
For Set B ($28++)
, you get a stick of Grilled Ribeye, Scallop rolled with Pork, Rice Cake rolled with Pork, Chicken Wing, and Goose Liver. The star would be the Goose Liver
, whose wobbly interior is encased by a smoky lightly charred surface. Less memorable items included the Scallop rolled in Pork and the Grilled Ribeye
Apart from the grilled items, Shunjuu does their staples amazing well too. The Garlic Fried Rice ($8++)
is worth ordering too, as the pearly grains are evenly cooked with bits of aromatic crisp garlic bits garnishing the dish.
My favourite staple though is the hearty Fish Porridge ($12++)
, which is on a totally different league from what is available from hawker stalls. It has a naturally sweet flavour and creamy consistency, with very generous chunks of Salmon and Mackerel.