Posted August 11, 2012on:
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.
He retains a counter area where he does most of the raw food work and that’s him below, can’t miss his instantly recognisable look!
The restaurant is also much bigger than Chikuwa Tei, with a lot more tables and floor space. Those who have been following him since the Wasabi Tei days will recognise that the lady assistant from there is now working with him again.
Here’s some mekajiki sashimi to start with, cut in his trademark fat slices.
My standard order at his restaurants, the chirashi don. He has 4 versions of it now, each one more expensive than the other, and presumably with more premium cuts of sashimi.
Another popular order is the tara nabe, or codfish hotpot. Now it comes with the little fire below instead of just a hot claypot. Seems to be larger as well too, probably to reflect the increase in price. Tastier as well too!
Some other familar dishes: grilled teriyaki chicken, stir-fry beef and grilled saba. Portions are generous as usual!
And of course, something I never fail to order as well, his chawanmushi!
And that’s pretty much all I have to say about his new place, because it’s really a clone of his Wasabi/Chikuwa Tei restaurants so there’s nothing really new to add.
While menu has been pared down from Chikuwa Tei though and prices in general have gone up, the standard is more or less the same. So if you’ve missed his food, now you know where to go!
Mitsuba by Yurine Japanese Restaurant
6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#03-88 The Central
Tel: 6227 0388
Open daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm