Japanese Cravings

Japanese Cravings

Featuring Japanese Curry Express (Fortune Centre), Menbaka Fire Ramen, TAAN IZA-BAR, Onkei Tonkatsu (Paya Lebar Square), GudSht (Cineleisure), Kei Kaisendon (Woods Square), Tsuru-koshi udon @ Takahimaya
Darren Teo
Darren Teo

Started the meal with the mains because why not? The mentaiko pasta ($15) was so damn umami and wasn't as creavy-heavy as I was worried it would be. Do avoid clumping the shredded seafood when mixing as they lent a briney pop to the bite. Next, the Unagi Fried Rice ($11) was wonderfully sweet and charred, with the piece of Unagi being very nicely grilled. Ate them separately but might follow others' recc to mix everything together next time. Following the carbs, our sides came; started with the Fried Corn ($6) which was SERIOUSLY GOOD like each individual kernel was battered and deep-fried so it's sweet and crispy, and when paired with the accompanying sauces (some mayo+tobiiko hybrid and a Miso tartar?) it is seriously legit. Great to pair with drinks! The Ox Tongue ($12) came last and while good, wasn't as spectacular as I expected it to be. Overall, it was a good meal and will come back for happy hour.

Decided to pop by after seeing so many Tiktoks about this. Could see that the price increased by alot but I guess that's to be expected. Had the Mental Don ($12 for small) and the Salmon Sashimi ($16 for 5 pcs). The Don, while good taste-wise, will be quite lacking for a big eater. The salmon sashimi was as thick as what's shown in the toks, but I don't think it's worth the queue and price (and definitely DON'T try to eat the entire disH by yourself, it was too much by the 3rd pc). Might come back to try the makis, but I think I could get better quality at about the same price elsewhere. Also, THEY ONLY ACCEPT CASH.

Burpple 1 for 1 deal applies only for the Don and Udon items. We decided to get the Unagi Don ($15.90+) and Yakitori Don ($14.90+). Nothing to shout about for the Udon, it was your typical Udon soup handled fine. The Yakitori were well charred and had a nice sweet glaze. Wouldn't pay the full price for the meal though. Would come back for their Happy Hour promos.

Elected not to use the burpple deal as we felt it was too much food. Had the Miso Rosu-Katsu Set ($19.90+) and the Chicken Katsu Set ($16.90+).

We were wowed by the generous portions of the sets, with the crisp battered meats stealing the limelight. Though they could be more tender and moist, the accompanying sauces made it better. Don't leave your Katsu for too long though, the Miso sauce for the Miso set started to 'dry up' after a while and made the batter soggy. While not as good as other Katsu specialty places, this was a good no-frills meal with substantial portions.

Do ask for your soup and shredded cabbages to be refilled! The tonjiru soup in particular was chock full of carrots, daikons, pork and plenty other ingredients.

burpple set ($29.90 w gst & SVC) was pretty filling, with main + soup + salad + refillable tea each and a side to share. Quality and taste is exactly as you paid for, so don't expect too much! Good to satisfy cravings though.

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Had the burpple set which was quite filling, the noodles had a unique charred taste which can be hit or miss depending on your preference. I especially liked the ice cream that was included in the set.

Satisfying and simple bowls of udon and tempura - come here to get your regular comforting udon fix. The enoki tempura was good, but I recommend the kakiage! Zaru udon and mini udon were both delicious as well. But do note that the tempura can be quite oily and heavy on the stomach, so make sure to have some drinks on hand.

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