Monday, February 26, 2018

Origin Grill & Bar @ Shangri-La Hotel Singapore - The Place for Shiro Kin Wagyu and Snow-aged A4 Wagyu From Niigate, Japan


A new addition to Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is Origin Grill & Bar, located at the lobby level. Stepping into the new restaurant, one will feel like being teleport into a nostalgia train with a romantic charm.

Chilled Potato with Eggplant Jelly and Caviar 4.2/5

I was given a glimpse of the menu starting with the Chilled Potato with Eggplant Jelly and Caviar. The chilled potato married with the eggplant jelly, felt like cloud on my palate.The mousse-like texture of the chilled potato is perked up by the saltiness of the accompanying caviar.

Grilled Prawns 4.5/5

From the grilled seafood section, I had the Grilled Prawns which has been grilled with orange for a subtle fruity sweetness. It comes with fennel and baby green beans, black olives and carrot hummus. I enjoyed the grilled prawn for its bouncy texture and natural sweetness.

Rangers Valley Black Market Marble Score 5+ Sirloin 4.5/5

While I didn't get to try the Snow-aged Wagyu from Niigata Japan, I am as content with the Rangers Valley Black Market Marble Score 5+ Sirloin which is grilled to perfection, topped with a huge piece of foie gras and dressed in shallot jus. The grain-fed beef with its high score of marbling, is bursting with rich flavour. The buttered spinach at the side is a welcome accompaniment to balance the richness.

Dessert Platter 4.2/5

Cranberry Lemon Tea Cake 4.2/5

Besides the different grill dishes from the land and sea, not to be missed at Origin is their desserts and daily selection of cakes. I would recommend saving some space for dessert to wrap up your dinner experience at Origin Grill on a sweet note.


If you are a beef lover, you will be glad to know that both the Shiro Kin wagyu and the snow-aged full-blood wagyu are exclusively available at Origin Grill. I have heard of dry-aged but snow-aged is something new. It is a natural refrigeration process using snow storage or a yukimuro. This centuries-old aging process maintains a consistent internal temperature between 0 to 5 degrees Celsius, in spite of external weather conditions, in a state called seichi, which causes the meat to keep more than 90 per cent humidity and, thus, achieve better ripening and retention of freshness.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Origin Grill & Bar
Shangri La Singapore Hotel
Lobby Level Tower Wing
22 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258350
Tel: +65 62134595
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 230pm, 6pm - 1030pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk towards Wheellock Place via ION. Exit Wheellock Place and turn left towards Liat Tower. Cross the road at the traffic light junction and turn left towards Royal Thai Embassy. Walk down to the end of Orchard Road. Turn right onto Orange Grove Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 23 minutes. [Map]

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