The Flying Squrriel

Happy Friday everyone!!

have a good chillax weekend.

I have always seen this place being posted up on instagram .. food really looked appetizing

so I met my friend and we ordered to share:

Chicken Karage

Chicken Karage

Hana maki

Hana maki

Negi-toro tataki

Negi-toro tataki

close up

close up

Chirashi don

Chirashi don

for dessert

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

 

Verdict: 2/2 of us will return

Overall, if I had to comment, I would order everything again. (maybe minus the chicken karage because it was just ok… and the apple crumble ) I loved it all, especially the chirashi don! be sure to dig deeper into the bowl as there is like their home made sauce mixed deep with the rice.

I think the best thing about sitting at the counter seat was being able to witness how the chef prepared food for other people .. it was like an artist at work using ordinary ingredients to make it aesthetically beautiful without compromising on the taste.

 

would return for:

1. Chirashi don
2. Hana maki
3. Negi-toro tataki

would want to try: 

1. Uni Shooters
2. TFS signature roll
3. Spicy Maguro Maki
4. Foe Gras Aglio Olio

Damage: $30-40 per pax (inclusive of 2 alcoholic drinks per pax) 

*disclaimer do not drink and drive

The Flying Squirrel
92 Amoy Street
62262203
Lunch: 1130am-3pm, last order 2pm
Dinner 6pm – 11pm (Mon-Thurs),
6pm-12am (Fri-Sat),

 

Kantanashi

Tried this place out as a quick takeaway since I had work

and I wanted to treat myself to something better

Entrance

Entrance

took away the lunch set

lunch set

lunch set

view of the whole set

view of the whole set

salad with sesame sauce

salad with sesame sauce

seaweed soup

seaweed soup

close up of the main

close up of the main

 

Verdict: 1/1 will return definitely!

1. This place was very different from the usual Japanese joints only because the style of cooking seemed to some extent quite home cooked

2. I ordered the most popular lunch set as recommended by the waitress, and it was really good! The chicken (ok can’t really go wrong with fried chicken) but quite a different take to the usual oyakudon ( chicken with egg on rice) with a fried twist. I like the “done-ness” of the egg yolk.

3. For a set it is quite extensive -> I couldn’t finish the whole set. Waiting time is just 20 mins..

Damage: $12  

Katanashi
77 Boat Quay
Singapore 049865

Tatsuya

I always heard of how this place is very famous for their Japanese food
So now that there was a special occasion,
I decided to go and try it out

Entrance

Entrance

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Grated Daikon (Raddish) with Buri( yellow tail)

Assorted Sashimi (without prawns)

Assorted Sashimi (without prawns) [Scallop, Tai (sea bream), Maguro (Tuna), Salmon, Mekajiki (Swordfish)]

Assorted Sashimi (with prawns)

Assorted Sashimi (with prawns) [Scallop, Tai (sea bream), Maguro (Tuna), Salmon, Mekajiki (Swordfish)]

Crab Leg Tempura

Crab Leg Tempura

Chawanmushi

Yuzu Chawanmushi

Palate Cleanser: Left is a seaweed vinaigrette

Palate Cleanser: Left is a seaweed vinaigrette

Close up of the left: type of Cod Fish

Close up of the left: type of Cod Fish

Assorted Aburi Sushi : Salmon Aburi,

Assorted Aburi Sushi : Toro (Tuna), Ikura (Fish Eggs) Uni (Sea Urchin) and yellow tail, Salmon, Foiegras and Scallop, Anago (Eel), Tamago Yaki (Egg)

Close up of : Ikura (Fish Eggs) Uni (Sea Urchin) and yellow tail, Salmon,

Close up of : Ikura (Fish Eggs) Uni (Sea Urchin) and yellow tail, Salmon,

Close up of: Foiegras and Scallop, Anago (Eel), Tamago Yaki (Egg)

Close up of: Foiegras and Scallop, Anago (Eel), Tamago Yaki (Egg)

Close up of  Anago (Eel), Tamago Yaki (Egg)

Close up of Anago (Eel), Tamago Yaki (Egg)

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

With seasonal mushrooms!!!

With seasonal mushrooms!!!

Sesame Ice-Cream

Sesame Ice-Cream

Green Tea and Red Bean Ice-cream

Green Tea and Red Bean Ice-cream

Pessimon

Persimmon

 

Verdict: 2/4 may come back I reckon.
I was really expecting some mind blowing kinda sushi … but nope  .. I know they were renowned for their aburi sushi .. but some how, this place just didn’t seem to go down well with the rest of the family as well.
My bro and I concluded that the whole meal was really just .. to be fair it is above average, but I think what we felt that didn’t really make our bang for the buck was probably just there was no OOOmph to the main .. in paying this premium above other sushi restaurants, didn’t seem to deliver the quality. Perhaps the context that they were rushing off for some company event so we probably visited at the wrong time? but that being said, service was fair ..
Don’t think we will be returning here any time soon.

Tatsuya 
22 Scotts Road,
Goodwood Park Hotel
 Singapore 228221

Sushi Kuu

Been wanting to write up about this overdued place for some time ..

(Finally figured out how to work some stuff)

My dear friends brought me to this place to celebrate my birthday 🙂
Sushi Kuu

Chirashi(Assorted Mixed Raw Fish) Rice

Chirashi(Assorted Mixed Raw Fish) Rice

Crab Cream Croquette

Crab Cream Croquette

Close up of Crab Cream Croquette

Close up of Crab Cream Croquette

Uni (Sea Urchin) and Black Truffle Chawanmushi( Steam Egg)

Uni (Sea Urchin) and Black Truffle Chawanmushi( Steam Egg)

All the assorted sushi that we ordered

All the assorted sushi that we ordered

Sushi Boat from another angle : Sushis we ordered ( Salmon Sashimi, Raw Scallop Sashimi, Ikura(fish eggs), Sweet Prawn, Hamachi (Yellow tail),  California maki, Maguro)

Sushi Boat from another angle : Sushis we ordered ( Salmon Sashimi, Raw Scallop Sashimi, Ikura(fish eggs), Sweet Prawn, Hamachi (Yellow tail), California maki, Maguro)

Spider Roll (Softshell Crab)

Spider Roll (Softshell Crab)

Aburi Salmon Salad

Aburi Salmon Salad

Crab meat Toufu

Crab meat Toufu

Crab meat Toufu

Crab meat Toufu

Steamed Buri (yellow tail)

Steamed Buri (yellow tail)

Verdict: 4/4 of us will definitely return!
very rarely, all four of us agreed that we loved every dish that we ordered!
Super thumbs up 🙂

Sushi Kuu
#01-06/07 Palais Renaissance,
390 Orchard Road,
Singapore 238871 

The disgruntled Chef

This is a very back track post! I do apologise for not being consistent with my updates! really been quite swamped with things on my end :/
But this post is pretty co-incidental with the ongoing seasonal celebrations 🙂

So troopie beaties had finally ended her last paper and we decided to go celebrate!!! (as well as late birthday celebration) so we headed down here to check out 🙂

From the outside

From the outside

and so a peek inside:

from where we sat

from where we sat

love the environment here! it’s so sleek but yet quiet and cosy!  nicely hidden away 🙂

Lemon Bitters

Lemon Bitters

So then we ordered to share:

Seared Scallops with Sauce vierge and herbs

Seared Scallops with Sauce vierge and herbs

Close up

Close up

grilled eel and foie gras with daikon, Kabayaki sauce and apple

Grilled eel and foie gras with daikon, Kabayaki sauce and apple

close up

close up

Crabcakes with Mayo and Ikura (fish roe)

Crabcakes with Mayo and Ikura (fish roe)

close up

close up

Roasted Miso Cod with mushrooms

Roasted Miso Cod with mushrooms

Close up

Close up

and of course, a meal is never really full without DESSERT!!!!!! So for beaties, she ordered :

Churros with Hot Chocolate

Churros with Hot Chocolate

Churros with Hot Chocolate

Churros with Hot Chocolate

and of course, my favourite :

Chocolate Foundant with Peanut Butter, Banana Brulee and Vanilla Ice-cream

Chocolate Foundant with Peanut Butter, Banana Brulee and Vanilla Ice-cream

Chocolate Foundant with Peanut Butter, Banana Brulee and Vanilla Ice-cream

Chocolate Foundant with Peanut Butter, Banana Brulee and Vanilla Ice-cream

OOzing Peanut Butter goodness

OOzing Peanut Butter goodness

Verdict: 2/2 of us will definitely return here!!!

the nice ambience and all 🙂 we would be very delighted to return and try their brunch!

The crabcakes was just a dish I was looking forward to!! but I thought it was too ‘potato – stuffed’. The crab meat was slightly little for my liking.

The Foie Gras was quite an interesting dish.. it was quite a nice when eaten altogether ..and the sauce was went very well with the dish.

The Miso Cod was also very well done!  It looks very under marinated but in reality, it is very flavourful! the mushrooms as well was very well seasoned.

The desserts were good to round off the dishes 🙂

The Churros were crispy on the outside, but nice and soft in the inside. Chocolate sauce was not too thick until you felt sick after eating a few sticks ..

The Foundant cake was really special! I never came across a peanut butter filled one and it was special for sure!!! the batter though was a little on the thick side. .. but the filling was just awesome 🙂

Can’t wait till the next time I am back here 🙂

The Disgruntled Chef
26B Dempsey Road,

p. s. by the way, Happy New Year!!!

Tomo Izakaya

Met troopie Yunners for some retail therapy before we decided we were both hungry and walked around restaurants before deciding to head towards Esplanade to escape the crow. We were walking around and decided to go with this Japanese place. I recognised the name to be where I brought troopie rah the last time. I decided to give it a second chance, and also because we were starving.  ( what are the chances of walking into a same named restaurant with the same ‘group of friends’ just at different timings?”?? Amazing)

So we ordered to share:

Zaru Soba

Zaru Soba

Tuna and Sword fish (Meikajiki) Sashimi

Tuna and Sword fish (Meikajiki) Sashimi

California Roll

California Roll

Spider (Soft Shell Crab) roll

Spider (Soft Shell Crab) roll

Miso Pork in stir fried vegetables

Miso Pork in stir fried vegetables

Saba (Makeral)  Fish

Saba (Makeral) Fish

 

Verdict: 2/2 of us will return.

The setting of this branch is very different from the other! But we didn’t sit inside to have a look .. we were just directed outside instead.

I am not sure if it is because we were so hungry that we thought everything was good, (although the cutting of the Mekajiki (Swordfish) appeared a little weird at first, but still tasted good! Just wished it was slightly thicker) .  Mackerel was nicely done, not too over cooked. The soba was not too soft, still tangy. The rolls, hmm.. I thought they were just average – nothing to say that they were super fantastic, nor you also can’t find fault with it as well.  The pork and vegetables in Miso.. I don’t think I would order it again, because after a while it just got a bit too much for me personally. But for all the miso lovers, I am sure you will disagree with me. Service was good and fast.

 

well, we quite enjoyed the night and had loads to talk about. The ambience was very chillax and it was just nice to chill there and talk.
#30s before 30 🙂

Enjoyable evening overall 🙂

Tomo Izakaya
8 Raffles Avenue
#01-09 Esplanade Mall

Tamaya Dinning

finally met up with the gang 🙂 thanks to troopie Ali and beaties for organizing.

so decided to go down cuppage for Japanese dinner!
I wanted to bring them to Shinjuku Izakaya, but the place was quite full… so we headed to the terrace and settled for Tamaya dinning

So for appetizers, we had

Otooshi – pickled Tako (octopus)

and so we ordered to share between us

 

3 kinds of Sashimi – Tuna, Salmon and Meikiji(Sword fish)

Niku Jyaga (Beef and Potato Stew)

Buta Salad (Pork Salad)

Mentaiko Pasta

Chawan Mushi

after opening the cap .. close up

Oden

Tsukune Tare ( Minced Chicken patty with quail’s egg)

Tebasake (Grilled Salt Chicken Wings)

 

Verdict: 2.5/4 of us will return.
I think my troopers are not very used to this style of Japanese cooking. Then again, they mentioned they liked the Mentaiko pasta – that it was very buttery and creamy, as well as the niku Jyaga.

But I personally quite like this place …. one of my favourite place for oden, as well as the mentaiko pasta.  🙂

Will definitely return!!

and now.. DESSERT!!! 🙂

Tamaya dining
45 Cuppage Road
Cuppage Terrace