Monday, March 6, 2023

Umami 10 @ Telok Ayer Street - Serves Japanese-European Inspired Tapas With Award-Winning Sake Pairing

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Situated along Telok Ayer Street, Umami 10 offers a wide array of European-influenced Japanese tapas dishes, together with sake pairings recommended by the chef. Their menu comprises four categories – Bites, Cold Tapas, Hot Tapas and ‘Stressed’ (desserts spelt backwards).

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We started with the Koh No Tsuki Karakuchi (320ml/$45, 1800ml/$157), a sharp and clean sake choice to pair with our appetisers.

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Salmon Tartare 4/5

The Salmon Tartare ($26) features fresh Norweigan salmon tossed with yuzu and nama wasabi. It is a simple yet refreshing indulgence to start the meal.

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Scallops Carpaccio 4.5/5

One of my favourite appetisers is the Scallops Carpaccio ($36), presented in a gorgeous layer of thinly sliced scallops, topped with a generous amount of truffle caviar, salmon roe and mango salsa. The mango salsa added a refreshing sweetness to the saltiness of the caviar and roe.

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Truffle Somen with Uni & Ikura 4.2/5

Next is the Truffle Somen with Uni & Ikura ($48), artfully presented with truffle caviar and sakura ebi. A cold and refreshing dish, the somen was cooked perfectly with a prominent truffle taste that was not too overpowering, and the uni was so fresh and sweet.

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Soft Shell Prawn Tempura 4.2/5

The Soft Shell Prawn Tempura ($29) uses air-flown glass prawns coated in their special seaweed-based batter. The prawns were fried to a delectable crisp texture while retaining their briny succulence.

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Duck Confit 3.8/5

The Duck Confit ($32) consists of a duck leg home confit French-style which is nicely crisp on the outside. However, the meat was a tad dry. A bit more moistness and succulence would be preferred, but I liked how the addition of grapes provided a sweetness to balance its savoury flavours.

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Rack of Lamb 4/5

The Rack of Lamb ($58) consists of Aussie Lamb roasted with rosemary and kalamata olive. The tenderness and juiciness of the lamb meat stood out for me. However, more seasonings could have been added to accentuate the meat's flavours.

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Pick-me-up 4.5/5

We ended the meal on a sweet note by indulging in the Pick-me-up ($18), which features house-made three-liqueur tiramisu served in a chawanmushi bowl. Dive deep into the layers to uncover all the rich and creamy goodness, perfect for those who like their tiramisu with a boozy kick.

Words and photos by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Umami 10
163 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068616
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer (DT Line), Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 1130am - 230pm, 530pm - 11pm
Sat: 530pm - 11pm
(Closed on Sun)

1) Alight at Telok Ayer MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn left onto Telok Ayer Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit G. Turn left onto Telok Ayer Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes.  [Map]

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