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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7 responses

23 10 2011
Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow

Hey, Robertson Quay is my favorite hangout too! If you’re free one day, let’s try a restaurant at Robertson that we both haven’t tried yet?

24 10 2011
drpiggy

sure! a food bloggers gathering is always fun 🙂

25 10 2011
brenda

salmon don looks AWESOME! 🙂 i wanna hang out for food bloggers meet and eat too. heh.

27 10 2011
drpiggy

hi brenda! drop me a mail at asknlearn@hotmail.com if you have place in mind you want to try and need company 😀

20 06 2012
Tanoko

the Exec Chef has left since Feb 2012. ever since after one trial with the new chef, my friends and i don’t bother to return after tasting such lousy food. total disappointment. heard that the nazi Exec Chef will be back in action soon. he has a fb which i’ve been following till now and heard that he making a return! come add him on fb http://www.facebook.com/#!/peter.teo.549 and stay abreast of where he is. spread the words mate, so that everyone of us can enjoy great and quality food! cheerios~ 🙂

21 06 2012
drpiggy

Thanks for the heads up Tanoko!

22 06 2012

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