A month has flown by and its Makansutra dinner for the month of July 2013. This time the dinner was at The Grandstand and its my first Japanese makansutra dinner. I am glad that besides the regulars, we have Karen, Philip and Serene joining us this time.
Pitan Tofu 4.2/5
As usual dinner started quite late at 8pm. We started the 10 course meal with Pitan Tofu. It reminded me of the same dish I had many years ago which brought back many memories. Enhanced by the century egg, the combination was a delightful enjoyment of texture and flavour.
Nama Kaki Ponzu 4.2/5
The Fin De Claire Oyster with Ponzu Sauce was fresh and bursting with the delightful flavours of the sea.
Fugu Mirin Boshi 4/5
When the Fugu Mirin Boshi was served, everyone at the table was trying to guess what it is? The taste and texture which resembles the Bak Kwa is actually dried puffer fish seasoned with sweet sake. It is a tradtional snack eaten while drinking sake. I have tried the dried puffer fish before in my previous experience at Seki Japanese Restaurant which unfortunately has closed its door.
Sashimi Moriawase 4/5
The Sashimi Moriawase was served with 6 kinds of fresh sashimi. Among the assorted sashimi, I thought the squid with stuffed roe was interesting with a nice crunchy bite that came with popping surprises.
Tenderloin Teppanyaki 4.5/5
The Tenderloin Teppanyaki was probably the highlight of the night. The Australian beef with homemade apple sauce was pan fried to perfection. The beef was tender and juicy bursting with flavours.
Makimono Moriawase 3/5
The Makimono Moriawase was a welcome trio of carbohydrates to satisfy the hungry stomach.
Ebi Kawari Mayonnaise Ae 4.2/5
The Ebi Kawari Maonnaise Ae was another lovely dish. The marinated prawn fritters was crunchy and coated in a delectable garlic sauce.
Toro no Foie Gras Miso Yaki 3.5/5
This is the dish that everyone was looking forward to but the Toro no Foie Gras Miso Yaki was a bit of a disappointment. The flavours were excellent individually. However the fatty tuna was overpowered by the strong flavours of the duck meat, duck liver and miso sauce when eaten together.
Truffle Inaniwa Udon 2.8/5
The Truffle Inaniwa Udon was an interesting concept but the signature Japanese wheat noodle was totally drown by the black pepper. It was so much that I could not even taste the truffle flavour. The texture of the wheat noodle was lumpy and chewy that was not enjoyable.
Homemade Japanese Tofu Cheesecake 3/5
A homemade Japanese Tofu Cheesecake dessert wrapped up the night with a light and smooth cheesecake.
Kuro Kin Japanese Dining
200 Turf Club Road
Tel: +65 64621213
Nearest MRT: Sixth Avenue (DT Line)
Daily: 12pm - 245pm, 6pm - 1045pm
1) Alight at Sixth Avenue MRT station. Take Exit A. Use the overhead bridge to exit B. Walk to Turf Club Road. Continue on Turf Club Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 20 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Sixth Avenue MRT station. Take Exit A. Use the overhead bridge to exit B. Walk down Dunearn Road towards Turf Club Road, to bus stop opposite Sixth Avenue Centre (Stop ID 42019). Wait for The Grandstand Shuttle Bus. 15 minutes. [Map]
3) Alight at Sixth Avenue MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk down Bukit Timah Road. Walk to bus stop at Sixth Avenue Centre (Stop ID 42011). Wait for The Grandstand Shuttle Bus. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]