To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, Tamashii Robataya has rolled up three different Truffle infused Yusheng (Salmon Skin, Salmon + Yellowtail, Japanese Abalone) for dine-in and takeaway. We tried the Salmon + Yellowtail Truffle Infused Yusheng ($68 for 5pax) which comprises of sashimi graded salmon and yellowtail, crunchy salmon soft skull, jelly fish, clam, golden nugget made from crab stock and dressed in truffle, plum and japan vinegar sauce. A large portion which is good for up to 10 pax is also available at $98. Do note that the last day of collection for the Yusheng takeaway is 27 Jan 2017.
Trio of Appetisers 3.5/5
A visit to Tamashii Robataya is not complete without experiencing their omakase menu that showcases the seasonal produces. We had the $168 omakase set which started with a trio of appetisers. On the left is the Beancurd Skin, followed by Monk Fish Liver with Caviar and vinaigrette miso and lastly the exotic Fish Sperm.
Sashimi Platter 4.5/5
Our next course is the Sashimi Platter which considers of Salmon Belly, Toro, Hamachi and Squid with Herring Fish Roes. The freshness of the seafood is best to pair with the homemade dipping sauce that is made up of soy sauce and miso, for an elevated enjoyment.
Shrimp Yam 4.2/5
The next dish showcases the in-season Shrimp Yam. This is the first time I am having this variety of yam. The sweetness of the yam is complemented by the savoury crabmeat broth for an unique combination which is pleasing to the palate.
Abalone with Green Pepper
Moving on we had the Abalone with Green Pepper. The abalone was grilled together with the abalone liver sauce, giving it a rich coat of flavours on top of the bouncy texture. A rare ingredient is the Japanese green pepper which is not spicy at all. The crunchy texture is similar to lady finger minus the slimy part.
Sage Gyu Don with Whit Truffle Shavings 4.8/5
A must try at Tamashii Robataya is the Sage Gyu Don with Truffle. It is one of the best beef bowl I have ever eaten. As white truffle was in season, I was lucky to get some shavings of it to go with my rice. It even comes with an onsen egg.
Sea Brim Soup 4.2/5
It is timely to serve the Sea Brim Soup before dessert to wash down all the rich greasiness and cleanse the palate.The long hours of boiling the sea brim's fish head and bone gave the soup its sweetness and richness. It also comes with carrot with leek.
The perfect ending of the dinner is the Mochi at Tamashii. Unlike the chewy type, the mochi here is the soft type, like rain drop. Once you tried it, you probably would not want to have mochi elsewhere.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
12 North Canal Road
Tel: +65 62220316
Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay (NE Line), Raffles Place (EW Line, NS Line)
Mon-Sat: 12pm - 230pm, 630pm - 1030pm
(Closed on Sun)
1) Alight at Clarke Quay MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk towards the junction of North Canal Road and South Bridge Road. Cross the junction and continue on North Canal Road. Walk along the shophouses along North Canal Road. Look out for an alley and turn left into it. Look for the entrance to the building and take lift to level 2. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Raffles Place MRT station. Take Exit G. Walk towards North Canal Road. Continue on North Canal Road. Walk along the shophouses along North Canal Road. Look out for an alley and turn right into it. Look for the entrance to the building and take lift to level 2. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]