Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant launched its first Singapore flagship restaurant in ION Orchard and with over 600 outlets in Japan alone, I reckoned that it must be a buzz worth visiting. Being termed a Japanese Casual Restaurant, prices were generally affordable and while some were a little pricey, the quality of food I tasted were exceptional and worth it.
For starters, I ordered the Sashimi Supreme with 5 varieties of the exquisite fresh goodness from the sea. Consisting of Sweet Shrimp, Tuna, Salmon, Scallops and Surf Clams, the dish was presented in a huge bowl with an icy bottom.
J2K3 Award Winner : Hotate Sashimi
I was left the most impressed with the scallops for its very soft, juicy and sweet texture. It was delicate and refreshing giving rise to a melt in the mouth feeling. Simply Gorgeous.
The Tuna was also not to be trifled with. It arrived firm and slightly translucent with its flesh sparkling in the light and it went very well with the freshly grated Wasabi and soy sauce. For a price at $19.80 for the Sashimi Supreme, it was quality at a price well worth it.
I was also tempted by the menu to order the Irodori Sushi Grandeur ($10.80). The variety of Scallop, Seafood Salmon and Eel was a feast and I was not disappointed when the dish arrived. Beautifully presented and decorated, it was a work of art almost a shame to be eaten.
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Today’s lunch brought me to Waraku at The Central located beside Clarke Quay. Waraku is probably one of the more popular Japanese eateries in Singapore with good quality food at prices that are not skyrocketing.
I ordered the set of Kaminabe Wazen – Sliced Beef & Vegetables cooked with Soup in a paper pot with rice, pickles, tempura and Salmon sashimi. Priced at $19.80, I felt this was definitely a good deal.
The paper pot concept is a new one to me even though I have this inkling feeling that the idea has been around for a long long time. Apart from that, there was a generous portion of sliced beef and cut vegetables served up in the paper pot. It reminded me of your personal steamboat but this one comes with miso soup as a base. Once you stir everything in and give it some time to cook (about 10 minutes) while you enjoy the other dishes, it should be ready with a fantastic taste enough for you to keep going and going back for more.
The soup was hearty and the scent of miso was rich and tasty. The cut vegetables made the broth nice and sweet so that was a plus for me. In overall, this paper pot was a lovely experience. It has received my paper of approval.
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Doria With Meat Sauce – Perfect Indulgence for the Cheese Lover
J2K3 Award Winner : Doria With Meat Sauce
Saizeriya passes off easily as a restaurant catering to the likes of families, students and young adults. With a casual dining atmosphere, it is definitely an alternative to popular chains such as Pastamania when it comes to quick Italian food.
The Doria with Meat Sauce attracted my attention as it was the “No. 1” dish in the menu as stated by the restaurant. Top it off with the picture showing a crown and I was hooked into ordering a dish.
It was served piping hot and you can literally see the melted cheese bubbling on the surface. Enough to whet any cheese lover’s appetite. A Doria for the uninitiated is actually cooked rice served with ingredients on the top and in a white sauce. The Doria with Meat Sauce was simply heavenly. Each bite was hearty and brimming with melted cheese and the savoury taste of meat. Definitely a favourite for almost anyone.
At $4.28, it is a complete meal without a burst to your budget.
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