Izy Dining & Bar at Club Street has been renamed as Izy Fook (一起福) with its new collaboration with Roast Paradise, bringing their famed char siu and roasted pork to the new izakaya centric menu.
White Bait 3.5/5
We started our dinner with some snack and small plates. The White Bait ($8) with XO chilli dip is an addictive snack that goes well with the drinks.
Amber Jack Ceviche 4.2/5
You will get a burst of flavours from the fresh Amber Jack Ceviche ($18) in a spicy kampong dressing and calamansi.
I wasn't expecting much for the Karaage ($12 for 3pc), but this has to be one of the best I have eaten. It is plump, juicy and crispy on the exterior.
Cereal Soft Shell Prawns 4.8/5
A must-order is the Cereal Soft Shell Prawns ($24 for 4pc). I can smell the aroma from the cereal and curry leaf from a mile away. This is complemented by the chilli aioli dressing. The huge prawn is succulent and so crispy that you can eat it together with the shell.
Steamed Clams in Dashi 4.5/5
Still on seafood is the Steamed Clams in Dashi ($34 Large). Plump, sweet and juicy were the clams, perked up by the flavoursome dashi broth.
Char Siu 4.5/5, Roasted Pork 4.2/5
Of course, the highlight on the menu is Roast Paradise's Char Siu ($40 Large) and Roasted Pork ($40 Large). I have heard so many good words about their char siu and roasted pork. Hence I am really looking forward to trying it. The char siu is not overly sweet and has the right amount of fat and lean ratio. The roasted pork, on the other hand, is fat, juicy and crispy on the skin.
Wagyu 2GR Oyster Blade 4.5/5
izy didn't make it for roast paradise either, it has its own triumph card in the Wagyu 2GR Oyster Blade ($135 per 500g). Cooked to perfection, there is no need for any seasoning or sauce. The beautiful pink cuts were flavourful on its own and tender in texture.
Superior Prawn Mee Pok 4.8/5
A luxurious take of the local mee pok is the Superior Prawn Mee Pok ($19). It comes with ingredients such as tiger prawn, pork, lap cheung, sakura ebi and egg. What I really enjoy is not the luxe ingredients but the robust broth that holds the bowl together, complementing the al dente noodle.
Wagyu Truffle Don 3/5
The Wagyu Truffle Don ($58 Large) may smell good with the shaved truffle crowning the nanatsuboshi rice bowl, but it paled in comparison to the other dishes. It is mediocre with the cut of wagyu beef used.
Spices Chocolate 3.5/5, Houjicha Catalana 3.5/5
Wrapping up the dinner, we have the Spices Chocolate ($10) and Houjicha Catalana ($19). They are decent dessert, but I probably will skip these and all more of the savouries which really impressed me. Izy Fook is definitely one of those places that I will be going back again.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
Izy Fook (一起福)
27 Club Street
Tel: +65 96780027
Nearest MRT: Chinatown (DT Line, NE Line), Telok Ayer (DT Line)
Mon-Fri: 12pm - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm
Sat: 12pm - 2pm, 5pm - 12midnight
(Closed on Sun)
1) Alight at Telok Ayer MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn left and walk down Cross Street. Turn left onto Club Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]
1) Alight at Chinatown MRT station. Take Exit F. Walk to the junction of Cross Street and South Bridge Street. Continue down Cross Street. Turn right onto Club Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]