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This small and cosy 18-seater Japanese eatery has been steadily gaining a reputation for having one of the longest reservation lists for a place of its size. Read the rest of this entry »
Those in the Japanese dining scene would have probably known of Shinji by now; many food reviews have already been written about it. And most of those reviews, if not all, indicate that the sushi at Shinji is one of the best in Singapore now.
This is the 3rd time I’ve been to Nagomi and the food is still as good. I’m not gonna say that much about Nagomi as you can read my previous two posts here and here, so this will mainly be a simple post.
For those of you who’ve been wondering where chef Peter from Chikuwa Tei went after being MIA early this year, he’s finally opened up a new restaurant called Mitsuba by Yurine Japanese Restaurant.
Everyone who’s had an interest in Japanese food in Singapore would have heard of Aoki Restaurant, opened in 2003 by Kunio Aoki. The restaurant has a nice and warm feel to it, mainly due to the good use of wood and rice paper as decor.
A lot of people have heard about Aoki’s famous maze-chirashi lunch set, and after years of hearing about it, I finally decided to go for it. It is very popular and I’m told they only make a limited number of sets (~10) so make reservations if you want to try it!
Here is chef Aoki in action, making an uni gunkan-maki.
A visit to Tokyo isn’t complete without a visit to Tsukiji as well. Even though I’ve been here before, this time I wanted to explore the Tsukiji Inner Market so I was looking for a place to have sushi there with a short queue.
Originally I planned to try out another place besides Sushi Dai but this time when I reached, the other shops had queues and Sushi Dai didn’t have one! So I guess it was Sushi Dai yet again – which isn’t a bad thing anyway.
I just had to visit this steakhouse again since I’m in Tokyo once again. I’ve blogged about the steakhouse in greater detail in a previous post which you can read so I won’t go through the whole thing again.
Once again there was a long queue snaking around it. I didn’t join it the previous time I was here but since I was early this time, I decided to join and buy it as well.
Yes I’m back again at Kaikaya, which I first visited back in 2009 and wrote about it. I liked it so much that I decided to return to Kaikaya again this time to try some other dishes there.
I love yakitori and the moment I saw Toriki on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, I knew I had to eat at Toriki when I returned to Tokyo – and so here I am!
Hirosaku is a homely little restaurant that is family-run, helmed by a fatherly chef and his very kind wife. Sometimes at night their daughter helps them out as well.