My Favourite Restaurant Mikuni on 16Aug2015

mikuni chirashi don

mikuni chirashi don

son was back for summer vacation. we were all thinking of having a good chirashi don.

for me the 2 best chirashi don in singapore are at mikuni & also at kuriya dining. so we went to mikuni for 4pax family lunch on 16.8.2015. ^^

prawn crackers

prawn crackers

we were served the usual prawn crackers.

sake

sake

wife ordered a sake.

salmon, eel & deepfried eel bone

salmon, eel & deepfried eel bone

usually we order ala carte but this time there was a very good special unagi course lunch menu at just S$120pax. son went ahead & ordered his chirashi don & added a kagoshima wagyu sukiyaki konabe.

3 of us ordered the set.

with 50% amex FAR (feed at raffles) discounts, the set was S$60pax. if you compare the dishes, this was far superior to the S$68pax GOTO omakase lunch.

salmon, eel & deepfried eel bone

salmon, eel & deepfried eel bone

the sakizuke(先附) – a selection of small appetizers, was exquisite! ^^

there were 3 salmon wrapped in radish – sweet salmon combined with a cool, juicy radish texture. 🙂 there 2 pieces of eel was superb, very flavourful, and i finished the deep fried eel bone. 🙂

special eel set dinner

special eel set dinner

the other items were served like a bento & not individually.

sashimi moriawase - otoro, uni, ika, hamachi, hirame

sashimi moriawase – otoro, uni, ika, hamachi, hirame

the sashimi moriawase was top quality.

sashimi moriawase - otoro, uni, ika, hamachi, hirame

sashimi moriawase – otoro, uni, ika, hamachi, hirame

very good uni & otoro. ^^

sashimi moriawase - otoro, uni, ika, hamachi, hirame

sashimi moriawase – otoro, uni, ika, hamachi, hirame

sashimi was one item that attracted us to take the set. we all liked the unagi kabayaki in the set but sashimi was one of the main attraction. 🙂

eel sunomono

eel sunomono

the sunomono (vinegared dish) was great too! very nice vinegared eel, ginger flower, tomato etc. 🙂

unagi kabayaki don

unagi kabayaki don

the unagi kabayaki was a large serving.

if there is one complaint about mikuni, we thought the rice was somehow not as good as (say) kuriya dining!

pickles

pickles

there were the usual pickles that came with a gohan (rice) set. these though were one of the best quality pickles we had. not salty at all & excellent in sweetness & juicy texture. 🙂

mikuni chirashi don

mikuni chirashi don

my son went for the chirashi don. i would have done the same but this time we were attracted by the set.

mikuni chirashi don

mikuni chirashi don

it’s easy to see why, all the top quality sashimi cuts, which i described in some details here.

kagoshima wagyu sukiyaki konabe

kagoshima wagyu sukiyaki konabe

son added the kagoshima wagyu sukiyaki konabe, which is also one of my favourite dishes here.

kagoshima wagyu sukiyaki konabe

kagoshima wagyu sukiyaki konabe

such excellent beef.

there was a good dessert too, but i forgot to take photo & we were chatting away & i cannot recall what items were in it.

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Enjoy Everytime – Chai Chuan Tou Chinese Mutton Soup 柴船头羊肉汤 on 15Aug2015

chai chuan tou chinese mutton soup 柴船头羊肉汤

chai chuan tou chinese mutton soup 柴船头羊肉汤

went to people’s park complex to make some remittance.

i decided to drop by chai chuan tou at bukit merah view for some chinese mutton soup on the way back on 15.8.2015. ^^

chai chuan tou chinese mutton soup 柴船头羊肉汤

chai chuan tou chinese mutton soup 柴船头羊肉汤

it was 11am, & the queue was like 10pax. but service was quite fast.

chai chuan tou chinese mutton soup 柴船头羊肉汤

chai chuan tou chinese mutton soup 柴船头羊肉汤

i enjoy mutton soup here at chai chuan tou chinese mutton soup 柴船头羊肉汤 everytime. this time was no exception. 🙂

recently i had chinese mutton soup at chinatown beef noodles stall @ food republic at vivocity. i thought then that the soup was not as good as chai chuan tou.

but having tried chai chuan tou again today, i thought both were equally good. chai chuan tou’s is more intense, but the one at chinatown beef noodles stall @ food republic at vivocity was smoother with nice herbal balance, and the meat was thicker & meatier though higher price. so that’s a stall i would want to take mutton soup at again. 🙂

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