Black Pepper Beef Yaki ($9.99)
*Happy Birthday!* My family and I celebrated my Aunty Eng’s birthday yesterday at the newly opened Sakae Sushi outlet at Orchard Central by indulging in a little lunch. (ok, based on the amount we ordered, I won’t say its little). My aunt wanted to whet her tastebuds at a wide variety of dishes which unfortunately she most probably would not have ordered given a “normal” visit to Sakae.
Out of the entire lunch, the most impressive dish that turned up would be the Black Pepper Beef Yaki. A concept similar to the Kaminabe (Paper hot pot), the yaki bore slices of beef marinated in a black pepper sauce placed in a gigantic leaf and cooked over a flame.
Yes, I said leaf. Who would imagine? For the dish itself, it carried a very well…beefy taste and the black pepper sauce was not that peppery or spicy. Easy on the palate but not as savoury as I expected.