Kuro Maguro at Tanjong Pagar Centre is here to serve you probably the best maguro in town! Conceptualised by Misaki Megumi Sui san, a wholesaler of maguro and sashimi in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, who has also launched 20 other restaurants in Japan. Equip with trawlers capable of catching the biggest maguro in the world, Misaki Megumi Sui san is regarded as one of the most renowned tuna and fish wholesalers in Japan. At Kuro Maguro, you can enjoy 18 premium donburi, made with blue fins tuna curated and imported directly from Misaki Port. Weighing a minimum of 280kg, these fishes have a balance of fat and lean meat. To guarantee freshness, these fishes are kept frozen at minus 60 degrees Celsius as soon as bring caught on ship.
To experience the different characteristics of the blue fin, we had 4 items selected from the donburi menu and the a la carte menu.
Maguro - 3 Cut Sashimi 4/5
Maguro -3 Cut Sashimi ($38.00) allow us to savour the beauty of the maguro without any other distraction. Fear not of the familiar metallic taste presented in maguro encountered in your previous experience, it is completely absent in theirs. The fishes were being 'put to sleep' using a special method, hence, similar to how waygu beef is being treated, the meat stays 'pure and alive'.
Sansyoku Meshi 4/5
Sansyoku Meshi ($32.80) with 3 types of maguro piling on top of the rice, beaming with exuberance.
Toro Aburi Meshi 4.2/5
Toro Aburi Meshi ($32.80) with flame-seared premium maguro, which of course seemingly the most ideal way to treat the fattiest part of the fish. Flaming the fats seemed to have awaken the sleeping beauty. The delicate sweetness and flavour became more intense, especially the burnt edges that carried hint of smokiness. The heightened melt-in-your-mouth sensation was definitely the highlight.
Kama Yaki 4.5/5
Kama Yaki (M/L) Grilled Tuna Collar ($34/$42) is a dish which I will look out for when in Japan. A dish not commonly offered elsewhere, it is a must-order here. A dash of lemon cuts the fat within it which gives a citrusy edge to its taste. It was such a kick, picking the meat off the collar bone with chopsticks on one hand and beer on the other.
Come down early to catch their grand opening special. Taking place from 1 to 3 February 2017, Kuro Maguro’s Grand Opening Sale will entitle all customers to 50% off the delicious Otoro Meshi Donburi. Limited to one bowl per person.
Written and photography by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.
Tanjong Pagar Centre
7 Wallich Street
Tel: +65 63868561
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pager (EW Line)
Daily: 1130am - 2pm, 530pm - 10pm
1) Alight at Tanjong Pager MRT station. Take Exit