Sunday, April 3, 2022

Hanare By Takayama @ Takashimaya - Value For Money 6 Course Dinner At S$110 For 2 Pax


Hanare by Takayama at Takashimaya is Chef Taro Takayama's new concept, offering all a taste of the traditional Japanese rice dish known as Kamameshi. At Hanare, you get to experience the warmth of comfort food. There is also a chance to try some of Chef Taro's signature favourites from his omakase menu in a relatively more social and casual way of dining.


Tofu Salad

We had a special Dinner Set Menu which allows diners to try 6 courses of the restaurant's best dishes in one seating. We started with 2 appetisers - Tofu salad and Sashimi for two. The Tofu Salad was made extra scrumptious with a heap of crispy whitebait, brought together in harmony with a tangy-sweet ume dressing. The Sashimi also shone with freshness.

Assorted Tempura

 Original Dahimaki

The next course is Assorted Tempura with Tiger Prawns, mushrooms, lotus root and Shishito peppers and an Original Dahimaki. The sweetness and succulency of the Tiger prawn tempura were notable. The latter showcases the finesse of Chef Taro's skills. The humble rolled egg omelette was delicious with the deep and exquisite flavours of the dashi stock, infused and served with Chef Taro's special dashi stock.


Unagi Kamameshi

Halfway through the dishes, our Unagi Kamameshi finally arrived. And on it is a card earnestly telling diners, "good things come to those who wait", and let the pot cook for a precise 18 minutes till the portable fire dies out before you lift the wooden lid. The rice was plumped with a specially brewed dashi stock reduced for 1 - 2 hours. The unagi was delightfully unctuous, and I loved how the tiny pickles accented the pot of goodness with bursts of acidity.

Yuzu Sorbet

Dessert was a scoop of refreshing Yuzu Sorbet to round up the dinner.


Words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Hanare by Takayama
Takashimaya Shopping Centre
391 Orchard Road
Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238872
Tel: +65 82989369
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS Line, TE Line), Somerset (NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 10pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit 4. Follow the walkway through Wisma Atria to Takashimaya. Continue walking straight at Ngee Ann City until destination. Journey about 8 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Somerset MRT station. Take Exit B to Orchard Road. Head west or turn left onto Orchard Road against the flow of traffic. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

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