Because you don’t get to choose your dish but only indicate your dietary restrictions.
Omakase (aka Chef’s tasting menu) is a not a new trend in Singapore but its popularity still pretty much remains. Priced at $80, one gets to taste a wide variety (more than 10, but I lost count) of courses prepared with seasonal ingredients...or basically what the chef wants you to.
You are able to choose 1 main dish though, and I had wagyu beef cube fried rice (pictured). Take a spoonful of the fried rice, which every grain is evenly coated with a bit of oil and consistent flavour yet it is not too oily. Slowly savour the wagyu beef cubes which are moist and juicy and enjoy the burst of flavours in your mouth!
freshly grated wasabi is always a good sign and sashimi this fatty is a sin. the omakase spread was definitely sumptuous with insanely fresh fatty cuts of fish. but i cant agree with some of their cooked stuff though. nevertheless, if you wanna splurge $80 for some incredible fish months ahead, then this is one place to think of!
The side dish before you have the food your ordered is good (so good that im willing to pay extra for it). Fresh, delicious, satisfying lunch with a bowl of it.
The uni was undoubtedly sweet which was evident from the beautiful hue of gold, but the rest were equally pleasant to the tastebuds. My favourite sashimi, hamachi, shone through with a little dollop of grated ginger (in shoyu) on top, giving more nuanced flavour to the buttery flesh. I was also surprised with the quality of the chutoro and otoro that instantaneously melted in my mouth, making it an effortless journey to cloud nine. The addition of caviar and truffle paste, respectively, gave more magic to the already-heavenly piece of nigiri.
With a sprinkle of sea salt on top, this brought me straight to cloud nine. Both the foie gras and ice cream immediately melted in my mouth letting the subtle cinnamon and soya sauce slowly soak into my tastebuds. I wish I could have this again, and again, and again — just too good to be true.
Back here for the 2nd time after getting seats using Teppei's new online reservation system at www.tiny.cc/teppei! It's so much more convenient and fuss-free, plus it's a live system hence updates are made immediately. Seats for the month opens for reservations the month before. Check out Teppei on Facebook for more details!
@riinns and I were lucky (although it required some kind of strategy too 😎) to be assigned the best seats right in the middle, where we got to watch all the cooking action! Pictured here is 12 out of the 18 items we had and my favourites were the negitoro roll, sashimi, torched uni with tuna belly and 4 types of nigiri. Everything, especially the sashimi was so fresh and packed with their natural sweetness and flavours. The best part of all though was the whole vibe and atmosphere with Teppei-san's playful way of interacting with diners.
Do take note that Teppei's omakase now has only one option of $80++ per pax instead of the choice of 3 different price points.
This is just one of the many appetizers. Omakase within budget ($80 before gst) for a very awesome experience. We get to sit right in front of chef teppei preparing every dish for us all. I felt more like i was watching a show instead of dining.. he was more than a chef, also an entertainer just to make this omakase experience a very wonderful one. Only downside is that the seats are alittle too cozy. Bear with the space and enjoy the dinner! Definitely recommend this to first timers, make an advanced booking online to get a seat. Check out their fb page!
Ft. fat tuna belly . I love how thick this is sliced , maximum cream of fats at satisfactory as it's swallowed downthroat. #mouthgasm
Goma and Yuzu Ice Cream
Final feature of the omakase @teppeijapaneserestaurant must of course be their ice cream 🍨 dessert. You will be spoilt for choice as they have so many popular japanese flavours you'll be wishing you could have a double scoop! Fret not, if you gobble down your 1st scoop quick enough before they keep the ice cream boxes, you can simply ask for another flavour f.o.c.!
Both the flavours I tried were just smashing! Love it when my goma has that rich and slightly roasted taste while the yuzu citrus was light and definitely refreshing. Perfect way to end a very satisfying meal😋!
Birthday Sashimi Special
One of the items served during the omakase @teppeijapaneserestaurant , this was the birthday sashimi special prepared for guests who were celebrating their birthday at the restaurant. At $88 per pax, I was presently surprised that they were extremely fun, hospitable and generous with the servings. In all, service comprised 15 dishes. Will be featuring some of the more prominent dishes in the next few posts!
For this sashimi special, the chef had put everything good into this one of a kind birthday cake. Uni, ikura, ika, truffle and many other sashimi sat atop japanese rice. If you enjoy teppei's chirashi, you'll be sure to love this even more! You'll also be quite amused by the way they serve this dish😉!
Wagyu Beef Fried Rice
The only item on the omakase menu @teppeijapaneserestaurant that you can decide what you prefer having. This was an easy pick! Japanese Fried Rice with Wagyu Beef Cubes.
Beef was cooked perfectly! 👌🏼 So moist and juicy you can feel the fats melt in your mouth. Fried rice was also done well with the aroma distinctively filling the air in this cosy space. Also another recommended choice on the menu is the uni rice. Don't be deceived into thinking that's all you are going to get. Aside from uni, slices of sashimi are generously layered atop the uni rice prepared by Teppei-san!
Somehow got freaking lucky and made a reservation just two weeks in advance, Teppei's super value-for-money omakase was just awesome and definitely warrants the wait. 👏
One of my favourite courses we were served, *nay* spoon fed directly into our mouths like the eager toddlers we were was the almost foie gras-like goat's liver with figs. 👶🏼
And that's the fun part about dining here is that it's an experience. Besides the cheeky service staff and fun antics, there's plenty going on that makes it more than just about (the already excellent) food that you should discover yourself. 🙌
Goat's liver with figs
One of the signatures of the omakase @teppeijapaneserestaurant is that they will serve some courses to you on a spoon and feed you directly.
First time trying goat's liver and it is no surprise that the figs which teppei selected complimented the goat's liver beautifully. Slightly savoury, slightly sweet I wished I could have a 2nd helping!
If you're in the market for a cake to please that guy friend who doesn't enjoy sweets, this might just be the perfect treat. The Chirashi Cake ($40) feeds four to eight people, and is wonderfully over-the-top in terms of presentation. We're talking approximately four bowls of freshly diced and marinated sashimi, an insane amount of ikura on the side and generous spoonfuls of sea urchin blanketing a bed of sushi rice. Just the sheer size of the takeaway dish (think 'lou hei' plate) makes people do a double take. The Chirashi Cake is something sashimi lovers should experience, just make sure your friends love chirashi too!
*Chirashi cake has to be ordered one day in advance
Photo by Burppler Dixon Chan
What a big surprise of Omakase! When they brought it to us and it is the first time I ate it! It's from Japan and a kind of shell fish! U never know what u got and that is the most interesting part of Omakase!