Assorted Sashimi & Unagi Set @ Botan Japanese Restaurant (Far East Square)
As you can see, the portion was really little, although the sashimi are fresh. For more detail you can refer the the previous post on this restaurant. The unagi are fairly decent, but not outstanding.
Assorted Sushi & Soba Set @ Botan Japanese Restaurant (Far East Square)
The fact that they put wasabi in EVERY THING POSSIBLE totally irked me off and destroyed my appetite whenever i accidentally ate it. I mean it literally that every thing has wasabi. So if you hate wasabi like me, either request beforehand or just avoid this restaurant.
Food wise, the sashimi were really good and fresh in general, especially the salmon. But the portion are tiny, which is a pity. The soba (I’m a huge fan of soba) was sadly to say, very ordinary and not really worth a mention. Then again i could be biased as i just tasted the best soba ever when i was in tokyo 2 weeks before.
Overall, i think there is better restaurant around that offers what Botan could and even more. The price wise (around $24++ before tax) was also not attractive. The amount of variety that Botan offers (although small in portion) should be mentioned though.
(apologies for low quality of the iPhone photo)
Sanpou Ramen @ Ramen Play (Resort World IR) - $14.90
The sanpou refer to 3 types of meat present in the dish. There’s charsiew, (another chunk-like meat which i forgot) and PORK CHEEK. The pork cheek was really nice. I initially find the pork bone soup to be lighter than usual and the noodles (maggi mee type), it tasted very decent, but we are not sure whether our massive hunger affected our judgement.
Green Apple Yoghurt w/ Strawberries @ Frolick - Tampines One
We found it to be too creamy for our liking. Also their claim that their yoghurt melts slowly utterly failed, as it was already melting by the time the yoghurt arrived at our table. However, the taste was not too bad. Yami still our favourite though. =]
Spike D @ Big O Cafe - Wheelock Place ($6)
This cake came heavily recommended by our friend Serene. Sadly, it failed to ignite any of our taste buds. However, it has to be said that this cake makes a nice after-dinner dessert. Its basically a chocolate coating over durian sponge cake. The chilliness of the cake is refreshing, and the chocolate does go well with the durian fragrance.
Sin Heng Bak Kut Teh (Joo Chiat) - $12
It was actually quite a disappointment for us. We had heard so much about this famous Bak Kut Teh and perhaps we set up of expectations way too high. This is a Hokkien-styled Bak Kut Teh. The soup was generally tasty, but not really outstanding. The meat was tough and seemed overcooked, we both did not like the soup much. On a personal note, they provide chilli padi, and i really enjoy the spicyness it provides.
Nansuttei @ Millenia Walk (Dragon Ramen - $15)
I personally like the ramen very much. The heavy taste of the broth suits my liking, but clearly not the same for maamii. The noodles hardness is just about right, and the char siew is highly rated among the top 10 ramen that we tried.
Founder’s Bak Kut Teh (Balestier)
Soup is top notched when compared to all the Teo Chew styled Bak Kut Teh we have tried. The meat is tender and really tasty. What else could we asked for? =] A definite must try!