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When you think of "workshops", one would naturally associate it to the place to send your motor vehicle to for repairs rather than a place to fix your stomach. Having walked past this half-a-shopfront bistro previously, one would not help but overlook this hidden gem as it is nestled among the neighbourhood of Bukit Merah.
Quite ironically, there are plenty of motor vehicle workshops located behind where Workshop
is located, but this sake
bar surely has a more charismatic appeal. Inspired by the owners behind The Flying Squirrel
, it offers a range of alcoholic drinks from draft beers, cocktails and wines to sake
. Apart from being a chill-out place, it also has a small kitchen behind the scene to prepare Japanese fusion cuisine for its customers.Fugu Mirin (S$10/-)
Strips of dried cured puffer fish was our appetiser as we waited for our mains to be served. With a dash of mayonnaise on the side to go along, the warm puffer fish jerky-like
strips were palatable and would certainly go perfectly with some Asahi
. Unfortunately there was work to be done for the evening so we had to pass on the alcohol.
It has a mildly sweet taste to it and what I liked about it was the delicate touch to serve this appetiser warm.
All of the mains come complete with miso soup and choice of 2 out of three appetisers. It includes salad, side and fruits. Between the salads, we were given a choice of either the potato or wasabi crabmeat salad while the sides was a choice of California sushi roll or gyoza. Since we ordered two sets, we had the luxury to try all four different types of appetisers! Daily special - salmon chirashi set (S$15/-)
The salmon chirashi did not disappoint, with about six thick slices of salmon topped with fish roe and diced cucumber to give it a nice crunchy texture. The portion size was just nice for me and while I was not expecting to be surprised, I was satisfied with the freshness of the salmon and the overall set.
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