Chikuwa Tei II – A Much Awaited Revisit

23 10 2011

After finally ending 2 hectic weeks in preparing for our CFA competition (explaining my lack of blog updates), I finally had the opportunity to eat a proper meal once more. Hence, I suggested that my friends and I head down to one of my favourite hang out spots in Singapore – Robertson Quay. While it used to bustle with a crowd ranging from expats sipping their wine at wine connection, revelers making merry and families on a night out, the younger crowd has diminished somewhat now, with the relocation of Butter Factory and Double O.

My last visit to Chikuwa Tei was most memorable and despite its popularity, we were fortunate enough to snag a table today without prior reservations on a Friday night. We were served complimentary Otoshi, an appetizer served prior to the main course, in this case it was a chilled Potato Salad.

I ordered the Saba Set ($12++), which comes with miso soup and a mango pudding for dessert. The Saba was pretty decent with a nice smokey charring, though I would be lying if I said I haven’t had better. One awesome Grilled Saba that comes to mind would be the one at Kaiho Sushi at Cuppage Plaza.

Friend A had the Salmon Don ($15++). Somehow the salmon sashimi is exceptionally awesome here, with a nice pearly surface and smooth fatty texture. However, if you prefer more sashimi variety, the Chirashi Set ($25++) does seem to be the most popular item here, whose popularity is followed closely by the Cod Fish Claypot Set ($24++).

As a side, we also ordered a Sashimi Platter for 4 pax ($108++), comprising 7 types of sashimi with 4 slices each. The salmon, scallops and snapper were good but I was really disappointed about the otoro which was served in a frozen state. Well, the server did warn us about it but still, I thought it would have been better if the chef had substituted the otoro with something of similar value.

My other friends ordered sets as well, ranging from Tempura, Salmon Teriyaki, and Beef Teriyaki, which all comes with Miso Soup and Mango Pudding.

I believe everyone enjoyed their dinner and it won’t be long before we return again.

Bon Appetit!

CHIKUWA TEI

9 MOHAMED SULTAN ROAD, #01-01

TEL: +65 6738 9395









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