Showing posts with label Wagyu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wagyu. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Camille @ 1-Flowerhill Sentosa - A New Floral Landscaped Multi-concept Destination By 1-Group

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A multi-concept destination by 1-Group, 1-Flowerhill at Sentosa is the brand's latest floral-landscaped lifestyle F&B project. Three concepts — Wildseed Café, Wildseed Bar & Grill, and a French-Japanese restaurant, Camille — are housed within the century-old hilltop conservation house.

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Textures of Artichoke 4/5

We had dinner at Camille, starting with the Textures of Artichoke ($28). Drizzled with burnt leek dashi and dill oil, the sunchoke chawanmushi base was delectable, but the artichoke variations seemed to lose their textural individuality. I also found the dill oil slightly assertive in the overall flavours.

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A5 Hokkaido Beef & Tuna Akami Tartare 4.5/5

The A5 Hokkaido Beef & Tuna Akami Tartare ($42) followed this. Assembled tableside, I witnessed the luxurious combination of cold-smoked A5 Hokkaido Beef and tuna akami being accented with wasabi and crispy rice alongside other condiments. Such thoughtful combination offered a texture and mouthfeel that was a true delight.

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Heirloom Tomatoes 4.2/5

The Heirloom Tomatoes ($26) offered a refreshing counterpoint—beautiful Australian tomatoes dressed with light Hōjicha tomato consommé and goat cheese croquettes. The shiso sorbet complemented the tomato flavour profile. I like the idea of having a warm element in a cold dish, but the croquettes' assertive flavour slightly overpowered the dish. Even though the croquette mixture was already sweetened with honey and sugar, a final touch of honey drizzle could have balanced the profile.

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Robbins Island Wagyu Flat Iron MBS 7 3/5

For mains, the Robbins Island Wagyu Flat Iron MBS 7 ($62) arrived with salt-baked celeriac and caramelized shallots. While the accompaniments were interesting, the wagyu itself could have benefited from a bit more rendering to unlock its full flavour profile.

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Magret de Canard 3.8/5

The Magret de Canard ($46) fared better. The roasted duck breast, dressed in a tart and sweet ume shiso jus, provided an excellent contrast. The marinated plum and heirloom beetroot perfectly complemented the duck's richness.

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Marseille Seafood Stewed Papilotte Style 3.8/5

The Marseille Seafood Stewed Papilotte Style ($45) offered a comforting seafood medley in a flavorful lobster bisque subtly infused with yuzu. While the bisque could have been richer, it delivered a satisfying depth of flavour.

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Camille Garden 2.8/5

Unfortunately, the vegetarian option under Mains, Camille Garden ($32), fell short. While the menu description promised a lot more, I found the dish rather hollow, with what were essentially carrot sticks standing on celeriac and butternut pumpkin puree. This dish could have been more delightful with a more substantial and flavourful execution that truly showcases the quality of heirloom carrots.

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Deconstructed Black Forest 4.5/5

Ending the meal on a high note with the Deconstructed Black Forest ($28). Theatrical preparation added to the experience as the chef assembled the dessert tableside. Crafted with Valrhona chocolate mousse, frozen chocolate clouds, and cherry elements, it offered a delightful play on textures and classic black forest flavours. This dessert was a perfect finale to a unique dining experience at Camille.

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Photos and 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.


Camille @ 1-Flowerhill
Sentosa
6 Imbiah Road
Singapore 099696
Tel: +65 9630 1008
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Nearest MRT: Harbourfont (CC, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue–Sun: 6pm - 10pm
(Closed on Mon)

Direction:
1) Alight at Harbourfront MRT station. Take Exit E or C. Go to the top floor of Vivocity. Take the Sentosa Express to Sentosa. Alight at Imbiah Station. Walk to destination. Journey time about 12 minutes. [Map]

Friday, May 31, 2024

Pura Brasa @ Tanjong Pagar - New Fiery and Smoky Menu Featuring Charcoal-grilled Creations

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Pura Brasa, located directly above Tanjong Pagar MRT in Guoco Tower, is a well-known Spanish restaurant chain with its seventh outlet in Singapore. Known for serving quality Spanish comfort food, Pura Brasa is launching a new fiery and smoky menu at the end of May, featuring items made with its Josper charcoal oven. Despite being a Tuesday night, the restaurant was bustling with diners happily chatting over food and drinks.

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Hand-Cut 72-Month-Aged 100% Acorn Fed Bellota Jamón Ham 4.5/5

We started with a classic appetiser: Pura Brasa's Hand-Cut 72-month-aged 100% Acorn-Fed Bellota Jamón Ham ($65/60g, $35/30g) from award-winning producer Monte Nevado. The jamón had a lovely and delicate saltiness that didn't overwhelm, making it perfect to pair with the provided slices of bruschetta.

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Josper-Grilled House Smoked Wild Tasmanian Abalone 4.2/5

Presented in its shell, the tender Josper-Grilled House Smoked Wild Tasmanian Abalone ($48) carried a waft of smokiness. The portion is suitable for sharing.

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Pancetta and Kale Pizza with Sour Cream 3.8/5

Pura Brasa's pizzas feature a much chewier crust. We tried the Pancetta and Kale Pizza with Sour Cream ($33). While we enjoyed the combination of roasted kale, slices of cured pork belly, and tangy sour cream, we found it a tad too salty overall.

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Josper-Grilled Crispy Pork Belly with Porcini Mushroom Sauce 4.2/5

Fans of fattier cuts of pork belly must check out the Josper-Grilled Crispy Pork Belly with Porcini Mushroom Sauce ($29). Each piece of sous vide pork belly boasts a crunchy skin, while the high fat-to-meat ratio ensures the rest melts in your mouth.

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Josper-Grilled Red Snapper with Panaderas Patatas and Umami Crab Sauce 4.2/5

Next on the menu was the Josper-Grilled Red Snapper with Panaderas Patatas and Umami Crab Sauce ($34). Enjoy the fish with its skin for a distinct smokiness. I thoroughly enjoyed the flaky fish meat, complemented by the crab sauce, which added bits of umami and crustacean sweetness.

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30 Days Dry-Aged Australian Wagyu Ribeye

While I couldn't try the 30 Days Dry-Aged Australian Wagyu Ribeye ($33), my dining companions found it flavourful and tender. They quickly polished it off the plate.

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Injeolmi Iceballs with Chocolate Comb by Sobok 3.8/5

I was surprised to see that the dessert we were having was Korean. The Injeolmi Iceballs with Chocolate Comb by Sobok ($16) featured chewy rice cake iceballs in assorted flavours, covered in ice cream and rolled in bean powder. They were topped with a sweet comb-shaped chocolate.

Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.


Pura Brasa Singapore
Guoco Tower
#01-16
5 Wallich Street
Singapore 078883
Tel: +65 6386 9678
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Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 11pm

Direction:
1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit B. Turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Friday, May 24, 2024

Yuiitsu Yakiniku & Butchery @ Jalan Riang - Unlimited A5 Wagyu Buffet at $79.80++

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Nestled in the quaint estate of Serangoon, Yuiitsu Yakiniku & Butchery is a hidden gem that offers a buffet extravaganza unlike any other. It boasts unlimited servings of Japanese A5 Wagyu beef and more at only $79.80++ per person or $59.80++ per person (without A5 Wagyu).

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Wagyu in onsen egg

The A5 Wagyu comes in 200g per serving, and you can order as much as you can! The marbling on the cut gives it a melt-in-your-mouth texture. We got the onsen egg and used it as a dipping sauce! They also provide two dipping sauces and sea salt, so you get a variety of tastes in every bite.

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Other cuts, such as Short Rib, Flap, and Shabu Shabbu, and unique options like gyu tongue, are also available.

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We love the marinated Pork Belly with a good meat and fat ratio. Increase the heat when grilling them to get a nice crisp and charred.

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The Pork Jowl has a nice crunch. What's even more enjoyable is watching the fat sizzle and the meat caramelise before your eyes as you cook it. You can't help but feel a sense of anticipation building.

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The buffet menu also includes half-shell scallops, oysters and prawns. The scallops are topped with garlic butter sauce and oysters in kaki sauce, which are both very flavourful. A variety of mushrooms and vegetables are also available, which are good to have in between all the meats. We also ordered a slice of pineapple. If you have yet to try grilled pineapple, please do! The caramelised natural sugar made it extra sweet and is a great palette cleanser. We wish they have thinner slices without the skin which we feel will be better and faster for grilling.

Garlic Fried Rice

If you need carbs, they have garlic fried rice, which is flavourful with crispy garlic pieces. They also have Udon if you prefer noodles.

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They also have a retail section where you can buy quality cuts of meats to cook at home. There is a seasonal 1-for-1 promotion, too!

Ambience

Overall, it was a nice, cosy place for a good feast. The meats served are all very fresh! However, be prepared to smell like BBQ afterwards, as we found the exhaust was not as great.

Photos and words by Jaslyn. An avid cook who lives to eat and travel for food. Note: This is an invited tasting.


Yuiitsu Yakiniku & Butchery
15 Jalan Riang
Singapore 358987
Tel: +65 8930 8351
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Nearest MRT: Lorong Chuan (CC Line), Serangoon (CC, NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Fri: 11.30am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm
(Closed on Mon)

Direction:
1) Alight at Serangoon MRT station. Take Exit G. Walk to Serangoon Bus Interchange (Stop ID 66009). Take bus number 105. Alight 3 stops later. Walk to Jalan Girang. Turn right onto Jalan Girang. At the junction of Jalan Girang, turn left and walk down Jalan Girang towards Jalan Riang. Turn right onto Jalan Riang. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Serangoon MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Serangoon MRT station (Stop ID 62139). Take bus number 100, 107, 147, 153 or 853. Alight 1 stop later. Cross the road to Wolskel Road. Walk down Wolskel Road to Jalan Riang. Turn right onto Jalan Riang. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]

3) Alight at Lorong Chuan MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Lor Chuan MRT station. (Stop ID 66391) Take bus 58 or 105. Alight one stop later. Cross the road and wlk to Jalan Girang. At the junction of Jalan Girang, turn left and walk down Jalan Girang towards Jalan Riang. Turn right onto Jalan Riang. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

Friday, May 17, 2024

IL Clay Supper Club & Pizzeria @ Clarke Quay - Inviting Patrons to an Unique Dining Experience Reviving the Golden Era of Supper Clubs

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Located in the heart of Clarke Quay, IL Clay Supper Club & Pizzeria is a stylish addition to the vibrant dining scene. This Neapolitan-style pizzeria and bar concept is helmed by renowned Naples-born chef Ciro Sorrentino, whose pizzeria Magherí in Italy earned a spot in the 50 Top Pizzeria Eccellente Italia in both 2022 and 2023. His restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City was also recognised in the 50 Top Pizza Asia-Pacific 2024 award. The supper club aims to bring the authentic flavours and ambience of a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria to Singapore, promising an exceptional dining experience.

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Regina Magheri 4.5/5

What sets Neapolitan pizzas apart is their very thin base and a light, airy crust that puffs up around the edges. Neapolitan pizzas focus on the simplicity and freshness of the toppings, typically using San Marzano tomatoes and either Fior di latte or mozzarella di Bufala. The Regina Magherí ($32) is a testament to this tradition, featuring San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh buffalo cheese, pesto sauce, oregano, tomatoes pacchetelle, basil, and extra virgin olive oil. The combination of fresh, high-quality ingredients makes this pizza a must-try.

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6 Cheese and Honey Pizza 4.5/5

Another standout is the 6 Cheese and Honey Pizza ($55), which includes mascarpone cheese, fior di latte, smoked provolone cheese, pecorino cheese, gorgonzola mousse, and parmesan chips, drizzled with truffle acacia honey. This pizza offers a luxurious, creamy, and sweet experience. While the taste is exceptional, the price might be steep for some.

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Wagyu Beef Cube Skewer 4/5

The Wagyu Beef Cube Skewer ($39), served with parsley salad, tuna sauce, and capers, was our first small plate. Though the beef cubes were slightly dry, the accompanying sauce was outstanding, making us wish for some bread to mop it up.

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Burrata Tomato Agrodolce 4/5

Next, we enjoyed the Burrata Tomato Agrodolce ($22), featuring a delicious ball of burrata paired with marinated peeled cherry tomatoes and gremolata oil. The creamy burrata and sweet tomatoes were a delightful combination, whetting our appetites for more.


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Roasted Eggplant 3.8/5

We also sampled the Roasted Eggplant ($18), which was appetising when combined with whipped feta cream and candied chilli sauce, enhancing the dish's overall flavour profile.

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Smoked Eel and Japanese Scallop 3.8/5

The Smoked Eel and Japanese Scallop ($26), served with capers, green olives, and dill, was light and clean-tasting. The moist, smoky eel and plump, sweet scallop created a harmonious pairing.

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Sicilian Grilled Squid 3.5/5

Among the large plates we shared was the Sicilian Grilled Squid ($32), stuffed with saffron risotto and served with a chorizo peperonata sauce. While the bright chorizo sauce was delightful, the stuffed risotto's mushy texture was less enjoyable.

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Antarctic Cod Fish 4/5

The other large plate, Antarctic Cod Fish ($46), was pan-seared and accompanied by apple onion relish, charcoal-smoked cauliflower purée, and pistachio crush. The simple execution highlighted the fish's freshness and buttery texture, cooked to perfection.

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Gelato Cremoso 4.2/5

We had the Gelato Cremoso ($16), a unique champagne vanilla gelato with mascarpone cheese, honeycomb, and cookie crumbs for dessert. This refreshing and well-balanced dessert provided the perfect sweet ending to our meal.

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Whether you're in the mood for excellent pizzas or seeking a new date night spot with a touch of glamour, IL Clay Supper Club is a great option. Personally, I would visit the place primarily for their pizzas and might skip the other items. Please note that pizzas are available for indoor dining only, daily from 12 PM to 6 PM, with the last order at 5 PM.

Note: This is an invited tasting.


IL Clay Supper Club & Pizzeria
Clarke Quay
3D River Valley Road
#01-04
Singapore 179023
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Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay (NE Line), Fort Canning (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 12pm - 12midnight
Fri-Sat: 12pm - 2am

Direction:
1) Alight at Clarke Quay MRT station. Take Exit C or G. Walk to the river. Turn left and walk down the river towards the bridge. Cross the bridge. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Fort Canning MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn right onto River Valley Road Walk down River Valley Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]

Saturday, May 11, 2024

SHINRAI @ Telok Ayer Street - Bold Fusion of Aburi and Charcoal Grill Mastery

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Nestled in the vibrant enclave of Telok Ayer, SHINRAI unveils an exquisite sushi-izakaya concept that seamlessly blends the artistry of omakase-inspired dishes with the convivial ambience of a traditional Japanese izakaya. Spearheaded by veteran omakase Chef Desmond Fong from Sushi Yujo and meticulously curated by Head Chef Haoey Cheah, SHINRAI promises a dining experience brimming with aburi and charcoal-grilled specialities that captivate the senses.

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Salmon Carpaccio 3.5/5

We kickstarted the meal with several appetisers, starting with the Salmon Carpaccio ($16.80). This tantalising dish features thinly sliced salmon sashimi delicately drizzled with the chef's housemade aromatic truffle sauce, culminating in a harmonious symphony of flavours heightened by adding truffle caviar for an intensified earthy essence.

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Seafood Chawanmushi with Truffle Caviar 4/5

Indulge in the rich flavours of the Seafood Chawanmushi ($9.80), a Japanese egg custard infused with succulent crab meat, prawns, and scallops, accentuated by the opulent notes of truffle caviar. Each spoonful offers a luxurious burst of flavour, making it a delightful appetiser that tantalises the palate.

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Hotate with Foie Gras Sushi 4/5

Elevate your sushi experience with the decadent Hotate with Foie Gras Sushi ($23.80). This opulent creation showcases a perfect union of sweet scallops, and rich foie gras layered atop sushi rice. The scallops are enhanced with a sweet housemade sauce and torched to perfection, resulting in a delectable caramelised finish.

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Shinrai Signature Maki 4.2/5

Dive into a world of flavours with the SHINRAI Signature Maki ($21.80), an irresistible sushi roll bursting with torched salmon, grilled unagi, creamy avocado, crisp cucumber, tobiko, and a delightful touch of chicken floss. The harmonious blend of textures and flavours offers a delightful, satisfying, and indulgent mouthful.

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Tebasaki, Tsukune, Hotate 3.5/5

Savour the smoky and charred flavours of the Tebasaki ($3.80), Tsukune ($6.80), and Hotate ($7.80) skewers, each glazed with teriyaki sauce and grilled to perfection. Accompanied by a luscious onsen egg dip, these skewers offer a delightful interplay of flavours and textures that tantalise the taste buds.

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Ebi with Mentaiko 4/5

Delight in the succulent flavours of the Ebi with Mentaiko ($21.80), featuring tiger prawns enveloped in a rich housemade mentaiko sauce that perfectly complements the sweet and crunchy prawns, resulting in a harmonious marriage of flavours.

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Wagyu Foie Gras Don 4/5

Indulge in the ultimate indulgence with the Wagyu Foie Gras Don ($48.80), a sumptuous bowl starring prime A5 Kagoshima wagyu beef and decadent foie gras served over fluffy pearl rice, accompanied by a compelling onsen egg and truffle sauce. This hearty dish promises a symphony of flavours that delights the senses.

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Tofu Cheesecake 3.8/5

Conclude your meal on a sweet note with the Tofu Cheesecake ($5.80), a delightful fusion of soybeans transformed into a melt-in-the-mouth cheesy indulgence. It is complemented by a sable base for added texture and depth of flavour.

Experience the culinary charms of SHINRAI with their lunch sets starting from $16.80, available every Monday to Friday from 11.30am to 2.30pm. With a diverse selection of options such as Chicken Teriyaki Don, Salmon Mentaiko Don, and Bara Chirashi Don, each lunch set includes miso soup, salad, and a delectable serving of tofu cheesecake, offering a delightful midday reprieve for discerning diners.

Note: This is an invited tasting.


SHINRAI
173 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068622
Tel: +65 8858 8831
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Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer (DT Line), Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 12pm - 230pm, 6pm - 1030pm
Fri-Sat: 12pm - 230pm, 6pm - 1145pm
(Closed on Sun)

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

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