Monday, November 13, 2023

Kakushin @ Scotts Square - Authentic Japanese Omakase with an Imaginative Twist

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Nestled in the heart of Orchard, Scotts Square is Kakushin, a Japanese Omakase restaurant that offers a captivating journey through the seasons of Japan. With a seating capacity of 46, the restaurant provides an intimate and immersive dining experience. Chef Chan, the culinary visionary behind Kakushin, showcases his innovation by using the freshest and highest-quality seasonal ingredients sourced directly from renowned markets such as Toyosu Market and speciality farms in Japan.

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We tried their 7-course Lunch Omakase ($168), which includes an appetiser, Carpaccio, Seasonal Warm Dish, Chef-curated Nigiri Sushi, Chef's Seasonal Dish, Soup and Dessert.

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Appetizer 4.2/5

The 7-course omakase commences with an Appetizer featuring an Oyster delicately crowned with ikura and yuzu jelly. It is exceptionally fresh, exhibiting a plump and juicy texture. The toppings of ikura and yuzu jelly complement the oyster beautifully, adding layers of flavour depth to this delectable start to the meal.

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Carpaccio 4.2/5

The omakase experience progresses with a captivating Carpaccio featuring uni, edible flowers, black caviar, and expertly balanced umami seasonings. This course presents a visually stunning and harmonious composition of premium ingredients, promising a truly delightful course in this omakase journey.

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Seasonal Warm Dish 4/5

The next course introduces a Seasonal Warm Dish, showcasing fried Sakura Ebi that offers a delightful contrast of crunchiness and crispiness.

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Chef-Curated Nigiri Sushi 4.2/5

The following course presents a platter of Chef-Curated Nigiri Sushi, including selections like flounder, sea bream, and tuna belly, each piece meticulously handcrafted to perfection. This visually pleasing and appetising presentation showcases not only fresh but also impeccably executed sushi, underscoring the chef's culinary mastery.

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Chef's Seasonal Dish 4/5

The Chef's Seasonal Dish graces the dining experience with a mini donburi adorned with ikura, tuna, mushrooms, seaweed, spring onions, and delicate edible flowers. This dish is a visual and culinary masterpiece, presenting a harmonious blend of textures and flavours.

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Soup 3.8/5

Next is the Kakushin Omakase Soup. Despite its unassuming appearance, this soup is a true gem. It is not overly rich to the point of being heavy, but instead, it warms both body and soul, akin to a comforting embrace.

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Dessert 4/5

To conclude this delightful culinary journey, the Dessert course offers a lovely pairing of sweet Muscat Grapes with zesty sour lime jelly. This combination promises a harmonious balance of flavours, offering a refreshing and sweet-tart note to round off the meal on a satisfying and palate-cleansing note.

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Salmon Ikura Don 4/5

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The Salmon Ikura Don features fresh salmon slices, briny ikura, and seasoned sushi rice. It's a harmonious blend of flavours and textures, with additional garnishes like pickled ginger and wasabi and a soft and fluffy tamago. Next is the salad appetiser, followed by Chawanmushi, seaweed soup, and dessert, consisting of a sweet mango mochi.

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The Chef's Lunch 5-course set offers an excellent alternative for diners seeking a more budget-friendly option than the more extensive 7, 8, or 10-course omakase menus.

Photos and words 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.

6 Scotts Road
Singapore 228209
Tel: +65 9728 6813
Nearest MRT: Orchard (NS, TE Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm

1) Alight at Orchard MRT station. Take Exit 1. Walk to Scotts Road. Turn right onto Scotts Road. Walk down Scotts Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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