I am back once again at one of my favourite Japanese restaurants, Tamashii Robataya at North Canal Road to check out its revamped menu. Besides its omakase menus, it has introduced 3 more Semi-Omakase dinner menu ranging from $88 to $168. On top of that, it has also created some new a la carte dishes to delight the diners' palates.
Hairy Crab with Hokkaido Aka Sea Urchin 4.8/5
Our dinner started with the Hairy Crab with Hokkaido Aka Sea Urchin ($45). The fresh and sweet hairy crab is tossed with aka sea uni and topped with murasaki uni. It is a heavenly combination boosting with unami from the creamy sea urchins.
Sage Beef with Sea Urchin 4.2/5
Another new item on the menu is the Sage Beef with Sea Urchin ($45). The tender sage beef is wrapped with uni and topped with both uni and caviar. This is like a uni bomb that explodes in the mouth with the rich uni's sweetness. I know I shouldn't complain about the generous amount of uni but I thought lesser maybe better here for the appreciation of the age beef.
Grilled Alfonsino with Crispy Scales 4/5
The Grilled Alfonsino with Crispy Scales is a head to tail dish, not wasting any parts of the fish. The heads and fish bones are used to make the fish broth that is poured at table side. This complements the moist and succulent grilled alfonsino while the crispy scales give it an enjoyable contrast in texture.
A5 Grade Miyazaki Beef Sandwich 4.2/5
Unlike the Japanese version whereby the teriyaki sauce is already spread onto the beef sandwich, the A5 Grade Miyazaki Beef Sandwich ($98) is served with apple and chilli sauce on the side, this is to avoid the sandwich from getting soggy from the sauce. I prefer the chilli sauce over the apple sauce for that little spicy kick in the end.
Anago Foie Gras Donburi 4/5
Last but not least, we have the Anago Foie Gras Donburi ($48). Foie Gras are mixed together with Japanese rice so diners can get the rich buttery with each mouthful. The rice bowl comes with fat and succulent tempura sea eel. I felt that grilling the sea eel would be more appropriate to showcase the dish.
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]