Saturday, March 9, 2024

Abura Kappo by Hashida @ Amoy Street - A Restaurant Within the Restaurant Concept


Abura Kappo, nestled within Hashida Singapore, unveils a new and more casual dining experience with its restaurant-in-restaurant concept, centred around the essence of oil. The term "Abura," translating to oil, aptly captures the spirit of this casual and playful menu housed within Hashida. Our journey through Abura Kappo's Vol. 1 menu, priced at $200++ per diner, unfolded as a revelation of 13 bites, each a masterpiece of textures and flavours.

Monaka 4.5/5

Commencing the evening is the Monaka, where crisp wafers cradle a luxurious blend of creamy egg custard, a duet of blue cheese and comte cheese, mushroom sauce, and pearls of roasted beetroot and Japanese radish steeped in kombucha. This dish is a delightful symphony of textures and flavours.

Carpaccio 4.2/5

The Carpaccio course follows, featuring slices of raw Japanese buri (yellowtail) and raw Japanese squid accompanied by green apples and pickled red onions in a zesty pickled dashi sauce. The dish culminates with a touch of gin salt for a refreshing palate experience.

Camembert 4/5

The Camembert, a piece of deep-fried cheese, takes centre stage. Camembert cheese is encased in a kinome leaf, coated in batter, and deep-fried to perfection, revealing a crispy exterior and a molten interior.

Tuna Consomme 4/5

What initially appears as wine turns out to be Tuna Consommé, a delectable broth crafted from Japanese bluefin tuna simmered for four hours with a mirepoix of carrots, onions, celery, leek, and mushrooms. Served cold, the consommé, enriched with drops of spring onion oil, provides a refreshing interlude.

Managatsuo 4.2/5

The Managatsuo, a Japanese silver pomfret, is delicately coated in a thin tempura batter and deep-fried to a light and crispy texture. Served with tempura sauce and housemade onion sauce, it's a delightful seafood indulgence.

Ebi Toast 4.2/5

Ebi Toast's interpretation of the Hong Kong prawn toast consists of angel shrimp paste topped with a spongy and intensely savoury housemade tamagoyaki. A topping of panko gives it an extra crispy bite.

Tebagyoza 4.2/5

Tebagyoza takes a twist with a crisp, deboned chicken wing generously stuffed with glutinous rice and egg, echoing the parent-child combination found in oyakodon. Paired with oyako sauce, it offers an elevated and flavorful finish.

Wagyu Beef Tempura 4.2/5

Wagyu Beef Tempura, adorned with a drizzle of tart balsamic and pomegranate sauce, features Hokkaido Tokachi Wagyu wrapped in green shiso leaf, coated in batter, and deep-fried. Sprinkled with sakura salt and red shiso salt, it's a sensory delight.

Duck Salad 4/5

Duck Salad provides a refreshing interlude with tender duck breast paired with pickled turnip and persimmon vibrancy.

Soft Soba Taco 4.5/5

Soft Soba Taco introduces a housemade soft buckwheat tortilla, mirroring Japanese soba noodles. It's filled with a play on Japanese sukiyaki ingredients — beef, tofu, shungiku, and raw egg yolk — and is a creative twist on a familiar concept.

Oden Tempura - Radish 4.5/5

Oden Tempura - Tomato 4.2/5

Oden undergoes a unique transformation as it is served in tempura form. Sweet Radish and Tomato, stewed in dashi, are deep-fried to golden perfection, offering an intriguing take on enjoying oden.

Donabe - Spicy Tuna, Prawn Tempura, Kimbap


The Donabe is a lavish affair accompanied by an array of toppings. The Donabe Rice takes centre stage, featuring grilled seasonal fish, including seabream and golden eye snapper, harmoniously paired with Nanatsuboshi rice. Cooked with dashi, Hokkaido scallops, and butter shoyu, the rice is a symphony of flavours. A selection of sides awaits to complement the Donabe Rice: a medley of pickles, a savoury soup, zesty spicy tuna, crispy prawn tempura, and flavorful kimbap. The ingenious touch lies in the interactive element: diners can partake in a do-it-yourself maki adventure, crafting their own delectable rolls using seasoned Korean seaweed. This engaging addition adds a playful twist to the dining experience.

Dessert 4.2/5

Dessert unfolds as a two-part curiosity: shavings of shiitake mushroom-infused chocolate paired with housemade vanilla ice cream and a slice of dried persimmon alongside rich, earthy, housemade matcha ice cream.

Abura Kappo offers a casual dining experience that transcends the ordinary, presenting an array of inventive dishes that captivate the senses.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Abura Kappo
77 Amoy Street
Singapore 069896
Tel: +65 8129 5336
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer (DT Line), Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue: 12pm - 3pm
Wed-Sun: 7pm -1030pm
(Closed on Mon)

Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit G. Turn left and walk down Telok Ayer Street. Turn left onto Amoy Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

Alight at Telok Ayer MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn left and walk down Cross Street. Turn left onto Amoy Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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