For a limited period from 11 March to 30 April 2017, Tamashii Robabtaya is working together with Miumi Japan Food to promote the premium and seasonal ingredients of Kansai region. To showcases the food and ingredients from Kansai, both Chef Yukari Tsuchitda and Chef Patrick Tan have come together to create a 8 course omakase menu at $188.
Zensai (Assorted Appetisers) 3.8/5
We started with a trio of appetisers which consists of Mizu Nasu (eggplant), Anago Kyur Otsumami (conger eel) and Hotarui Ika, Soramame (firefly squid). It is my first time having eggplant raw which is lighted marinated with sesame oil and salt. Apparently this species of eggplant can be eaten raw, crunchy and juicy. Another rare ingredient is the firefly squid which is in season. It goes very well with the vinegar miso sauce.
Sashimi Mori 4.2/5
The second course features the fresh seafood of Kansai region. The Sashimi Mori comes in a platter of assorted Kansai raw fish serve with soya foam. On the plate, there are otoro, sea bream and even geoduck.
Takenoko Taki 4.2/5
A rather interesting dish is the Takenoko Take which the bamboo shoot is grilled and served with pepper leaves miso. It is my first time having the bamboo shoot cooked in this way. I really enjoyed the texture of the bamboo shoot and how it has absorbed the sweetness of the marination.
Uni Bowl 3/5
Presented like a sea urchin, the Uni Bowl comes with fish paste wrapped with sea urchin and fried with wheat noodle. I like how the fried wheat noodle gives the dish a crispy texture. It is a good dish but I thought the sea urchin was lost in the flavourful fish paste.
Omi Gyu A4 Donburi 4.5/5
A highlight at Tamashii Robataya is their beef donburi. For the hidden gem of Kansai promotion, Chef Patrick has included the Omi Gyu A4 Donburi in the omakase menu, using omi beef striploin on rice serve with onsen egg and truffle.
Aye Hiyashi Somen 4.5/5
After all the richness, the Aye Hiyashi Somen is a welcoming change. The smooth and silky somen comes in a refreshing cold soup with conger eel and yam. It not only freshened up the palate but also gave a smoothing approach to the end of the dining experience.
Terrine of Matcha 4/5
Anno Imo Candy 4/5
Wrapping up the 8 course omakase meal is the Terrine of Matcha and Anno Imo Candy. The green tea flavoured cake is soft and moist. What is more interesting is the sweet potato wrapped in candy, striking a harmonious balance which is not overpowering sweet.
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]