Chikuwa Tei – Inspiring Japanese Cuisine

10 03 2011

While most restaurants target specific income groups, I find Chikuwa Tei to be highly inclusive of its clientele.

Feeling broke? Settle for a Tempura Udon ($12++) or Saba Set ($12++). For that casual dinner, why not go for the  highly popular Chirashi Set ($25++) or Cod Fish Claypot Set ($24++). For that special occasion, let all hell break loose with Sashimi Platter for 4 pax ($108++) or Otoro Sashimi ($50++). There’s really something for everybody.

After getting seated down, we were given a complimentary serving of otoshi in the form of crunchy lotus roots with chili and light sauce. While some of my friends didn’t fancy this, I on the other hand enjoyed this very light starter.

Sashimi Platter here come in 3 sizes, meant for 2, 3 or 4 pax but you will notice that instead a decreasing price per pax (as you would normally get when buying items in bulk), price per pax actually increases as you get the larger sashimi platters. The reason is because for the larger platters, more types of premium sashimi are included.

The Sashimi Platter for 2 Pax ($38++) consists of Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Scallop and one more sashimi I couldn’t identify.

As for the Sashimi Platter for 3 Pax ($78++), in addition to what was available for the above mentioned platter, it also came with Chutoro and Swordfish. Everything was awesome, with the exception of the Swordfish which I found to be a little too fibrous.

If you come from the school of thought of “more is more”, you will definitely enjoy the Chawanmushi ($5++) chocked full of ingredients such as prawns, chicken and Shimeji mushrooms.

The Cod & Vegetable Claypot Set ($24++) is probably the second most popular item after the Chirashi Set. The stock was a mix of sweet and savoury and it was a sheer delight to pick out the very fatty boneless chunks of cod, dipping it lightly in light sauce, and letting it melt in the mouth.

These are some of the items my friends ordered.

The Unagi Teishoku Set ($20++)

Ten Cha Soba ($12++)

Maguro Nakaochi Don ($18++)

Sushi Udon Teishoku ($22++)

Nabe Yaki Udon ($14++)

At the end of the meal, the friendly auntie served us 2 plates of complimentary chilled Mochi with black sesame filling. Not sure if it’s available on the menu, but it’s definitely worth ordering!

The former operators of Wasabi Tei seem to have gotten their act together in creating a class eatery with their inspiring cuisine and amicable service.

Bon Appetit!

CHIKUWA TEI

9 MOHAMED SULTAN ROAD, #01-01

TEL: +65 6738 9395

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