Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Onaka Restaurant & Wine Bar @ Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC)


Conceptualized in 2008, Onaka which means Optimum Nutrition And Kitchen Art is specializes in so called Creative Conscious Cuisine to educate the public to eat consciously and live mindfully. Onaka which uses only the most wholesome and selective organic ingredients, amalgamates Asian culinary cultures together with modern Western influences in order to produce uniquely healthy dishes.

Watermelon Sashimi 3/5

I have been wanting to come to Onaka to try the Watermelon Sashimi ($10). The sous vide watermelon rest on a bed of kombu and topped with agar wasabi tobiko is served with daikon tamari dip. I never knew that watermelon has such and interesting and unique texture that really felt as if one is have sashimi. The whole dish was light and refreshing.

Duck Confit 3.8/5

The Duck Confit ($33) is served on a pumpkin mash, orange segment and roasted mushroom with orange. The duck leg itself was rather huge and it a way a bit fatty. I have to leave the skin untouched due to the layer of fats underneath it. Nevertheless, the duck leg was really tender and succulent. I also applauded the use of orange and pumpkin to give a fruity and sweet balance to the whole dish.

Chilli Crab Capellini 4.2/5

There are many so called fusion chilli crab pasta dishes but usually they did not live up to their proclaim because of the lackluster chilli crab sauce that is not even close to the local dish. Using in house made chilli sauce, the Chilli Crab Capellini ($24) with real crab meat and a sous vide egg was really delicious. It has to be one of the closest interpretation of the local chilli crab sauce I have tried that goes well with the capellini.

Onaka Restaurant & Wine Bar
Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC)
PSA Building
460 Alexandra Road
Singapore 119963
Tel: +65 62702012
Nearest MRT: Labrador Park (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 10pm

1) Alight at Labrador Park MRT station. Take Exit A. Follow the overhead bridge across the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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