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Yong Kang Sng
Yong Kang Sng

📍Ninja Chirashi @ Block 824 Tampines Street 81

Ambience: 8/10 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤍
Flavor: 9/10 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤍
Service: 8/10 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤍
Overall: 25/30 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤍

For a second time, I have returned to Ninja Chirashi at Block 824 Tampines Street 81, which is located conveniently across Temasek Polytechnic – approximately 5-minute walk from their Main Gate and 12-minute walk from Tampines West MRT Station.

I have previously done a review of Ninja Chirashi’s Truffle Chirashi on 7 Jul 22, and because the eatery left such an impression on me, I have decided to return a second time to try out their other offerings. If you have yet to see my previous review on Ninja Chirashi, be sure to check it out by scrolling through my Instagram page or my Blogger!

This time, I ordered (1) 3-Way Salmon Don – which includes a mixture of Aburi Salmon, Sashimi Slices, and Ikura to top it off. I also went with a different choice of set meal for this visit, opting for a (2) Pitan Tofu Set with Refillable Hot Tea.

The set meal totalled up to a price of S$20.90, which was a tad pricier than the Truffle Chirashi variant I had previously. By itself, the 3-Way Salmon Don was S$15.90, and the inclusion of the set meal came in at an additional cost of S$5.00.

This visit at Ninja Chirashi had made me fell in love more with the eatery because the consistency of their flavours is no doubt top tier. The Sliced Salmon tasted as fresh as I remembered – if not better, and the inclusion of the Aburi Salmon and Ikura simply gave me so many more variations of flavours to mix-and-match the perfect spoonful of the Don. Speaking of which, the best scoop would be a quarter spoonful of their rice together with a cut of Aburi Salmon, Pitan Tofu, and Ikura. The combination of the subtle sweetness of the Ikura, creamy pungent flavour of the Pitan Tofu, and the savoury Mentaiko Aburi Salmon, will unquestionably give you an explosion of dynamic flavours in your mouth. Even on its own, each individual component paired with the rice will leave you wanting for more. Without the shadow of a doubt, the 3-Way Salmon Don is a clear winner when compared to the Truffle Chirashi.

For that, I give Singapore’s Ninja Chirashi a 9/10 for flavour.

The eatery continued to be manned by one staff, with no signs for further increment of staff. Nevertheless, because I visited during off-peak hours, the staff was visibly more attentive as compared to my prior visit. The eatery was also still playing old j-pop music that I was oh-so-familiar with, which really met the expectations that I had prior the visit.

For that, I give Singapore’s Ninja Chirashi an 8/10 for Service and 8/10 for Ambience.

Overall, Ninja Chirashi at Block 824 Tampines Street 81 scored a solid 25/30 after combining the scores for Flavour, Service, and Ambience. To conclude, this eatery is truly one which I hold in high regards. I would highly recommend the place if you are looking for a chill environment that serves well-priced, yet quality Don with fantastic sides that have consistent flavours and qualities in all your visits.

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📍Ninja Chirashi @ Tampines Street 81

Ambience: 7/10 ❤️❤️❤️🤍🤍
Flavor: 8/10 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤍
Service: 9/10 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤍
Overall: 24/30 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤍

On a Friday afternoon, I visited Singapore’s Ninja Chirashi, which is located at Tampines Street 81 - approximately 5 minute walk from Temasek Polytechnic’s West Gate and 12 minute walk from Tampines West MRT Station. If you are travelling via MRT, I would suggest taking Bus 46 opposite East View Primary School (bus stop ID 76289) after coming out from Tampines West MRT Station. You will arrive at Ninja Chirashi after 2 stops and a walk for another 3 minutes.

Upon my arrival at the eatery, I was quite frankly shocked at the relatively small size of the eatery, as well as how it was hidden within the neighbourhood by coffee shops to its left and right. What was even more surprising was that the entire eatery was manned by only 1 waiter, which is honestly quite rare even in the small eatery scenes. I can’t deny that this initially lowered my expectations of their dishes, but the food that entered my taste buds subsequently completely proved my expectations wrong as it blew my mind.

I ordered (1) Truffle Chirashi - which is a combination of Ninja Chirashi and Truffle Oil, and (2) Set A (4 Slices of Sashimi + Refillable Hot Tea).

The entire set meal cost me S$18.50, which honestly wasn’t very pricey because S$12.50 of it was from the Truffle Chirashi, which contained a very generous amount of raw Salmon and Tuna chunks.

The thickly cut cubes of raw Tuna and Salmon tasted very fresh, and when taken together with the rice drizzled with their secret sauce, it gave a very mellow savoury taste that makes me want to go back for another mouthful. The truffle oil and garlic bits elevated the flavour profile of the dish, giving it a nice crunch while having a hint of truffle flavour that wasn’t too overpowering. However, as I dug deeper into the dish, I started to run out of sashimi and tamago to pair with the rice, so it eventually came to a point where I had to eat four spoonfuls of rice on its own - which felt quite jelak. Nevertheless, as a whole, I thought the dish was really well executed.

I was also really heartened by the waiter, as despite being the only staff around, he really tried his best to juggle between serving the customer to the best of his ability while taking orders and packaging takeaways. Yes, it may be hard at times to catch his attention to ask for hot tea refills, but I can truly see that the waiter was putting his utmost effort into ensuring that his customers get a wonderful dining experience while smoothly running the eatery.

For that, I give Singapore’s Ninja Chirashi a 8/10 for flavour, 9/10 for service, and 7/10 for ambience because despite the small eatery space, they managed to enhanced the atmosphere with a neon logo on their wall for photo-taking, and memorable j-pop cum anime music playing in the background to pair with the homely view of the neighbourhood through the translucent window glass panel.

Overall, Ninja Chirashi at Tampines Street 81 scored a solid 24/30 after combining the scores for Flavour, Service, and Ambience. To quickly conclude, the eatery is a great spot to fix your sashimi don cravings if you are staying near Tampines.

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